Here is a second sentence to consider. Once again, we want to ask ourselves what the sentence shows us structurally, especially in terms of sentence type and verb pattern. So, the following sentence is our second example. Read the sentence closely, and then address the questions that follow.
I unmade the bed, dragged the mattress onto the floor, folded the spread over to serve as padding on the box spring, found an extra blanket in the closet, put a pillow on the mattress, and left a pillow on the box spring. (Parker, 1996, p. 287)
What is the sentence type here, and why? What are the subject-verb combinations? What are the verb patterns here? Once again, the procedure is to leave an explanation as a comment. We’ll find out who sees the sentence clearly and who does not.
Reference: Parker, R. (1996). Chance.