10 March 2006

Another Sentence to Consider

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. New York: Putnam.

13 comments:

Dan said...

This is an example of a simple sentence with one independent clause and seven verbs. The pattern in this case is SV.
Noun "mattres" functions as object of the verb "dragged", "spread" as object of the verb "folded", "blanket" as object of the verb "found", "pillow" as object of the verb "put" and again "pillow" as object of the verb "left" At the same time we can see the use of many preposisional phrases.

A cultural broker said...

This sentence has one subject-verb combination that includes one subject and six verbs: "I unmade... dragged... folded... found... put... left."

We find the word "bed" as an object of the verb "unmade"; the word "mattress" as the object of the verb "dragged"; "spread" as an object of the verb "folded". The word "blanket" is the object of the verb "found" as "pillow" the object of the verb "put" and the word "pillow" is the object of the verb "left". The subject combined with each of the six verbs forms the subject-verb-object structure (SVO).

As the sentence has only one independent clause and no dependent clauses, the sentence type is simple.

pitiche said...

As the sentence has only one independent clause and no dependent clauses, the sentence type is simple.
The independent clause has one subject and multiple verbs.The subject is "I", and the verbs are
"unmade","dragged",folded,"found",
"put", and"left".
The subject-verb combination is "I unmade..dragged..folded..found...
put..left".
Structurally, this sentence is an example of SVO structure as "bed, matress, spead, blanket, pillow and pillow" are repectivelly objects of the verbs"unmade","folded", "found",
"put",and"left".
Even though the subject-verb combination in this sentence is a combination of one subject and six verbs, it still considered as only one subject-verb combination and the sentence itself is only one clause.

PAPARAZI#1 said...

This sentence is an example of simple sentence because it has only one independent clause and no dependent clauses; it has one subject and six verbs. The subject-verb-combination is "I unmade..dragged..folded..found..put..left." The structure in this sentence is subject-verb-object (SVO) with "bed" object of verb "unmade", "mattress" object of verb "dragged", "spread" object of verb "folded", "blanket" object of verb "found" and "pillow" object of the verbs "put..left."

pipopgi2 said...

This is a simple sentence because it has only one subject-verb combination that includes one subject and six verbs. The subject-verb combination is "I unmade...dragged...folded...found...put...left." The verbs are combine to form the subject-verb-object sgtructure(SVO). The objects are "the bed...the mattress...the spread....an extra blanket...a pillow...a pillow."

BLOG0081 said...

i think the sentence type is sample it has one subject-verb combination one verb and multiple verbs the verb pattern is SVO
Subject:I
Verbs:unmade...dragged...folded over...found...put...left
Objects:the bed(of the verb unmade)...the mattress(of dragged)...the spread(of folded)...extra blanket(of found)...pillow(of put)...pillow(left)

BLOG0081 said...

i think the sentence type is sample it has one subject-verb combination one verb and multiple verbs the verb pattern is SVO
Subject:I
Verbs:unmade...dragged...folded over...found...put...left
Objects:the bed(of the verb unmade)...the mattress(of dragged)...the spread(of folded)...extra blanket(of found)...pillow(of put)...pillow(left)
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falcon said...

This sentence type is an example of simple sentence.There is one independent clause and there is no dependent clause.The subject verb combination of the sentence are
SUBJECT= "I" and Verbs are:
unmade,dragged,folded,found,put and
left.
The independent clause has one subject and six verbs.
The word "Bed"is an object of the verb unmade,"mattress" is an object of the verb dragged,"spread" is an object of the verb folded,"as padding" as an object of the infinitive to serve,"extra blanket" as an object of the verb found,"a pillow" as an object of the verb put, "a pillow" is an object of the verb left.

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Minh-Duyen said...

This is a simple sentence, because it has only one independent clause. The subject is " I" , and there are seven verb. These seven verb are " unmade, dragged,folded,spread,put, and left" . These verb are function as a whole. The verb is decribing what the subject is doing.

syed m hasan said...

this is a simple sentence because it has one verb and several parralel verb it is a =n independent clause.

thao nguyen said...

This is a simple sentence because it has only one dependent clause. Subject is I and verb- combination is unmade, dragged, folded, found, put, left. We saw that tis sentence was verb 's paralell in the past tense. the sentence with one subject- verb combination is simple sentence.