Simple sentences

Simple sentences

Who did what how?

This next snippet has three elements. What are they?

Sajid scowled horribly.

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This sentence answers the question:

Who did what and how?

What other sentences could we write using the same pattern?

Maria nodded gratefully.

My mother’s friend was about to leave in a complete rage.

Notice how the last one uses exactly the same pattern, but each of the elements is a word group instead of a single word.

Keep in mind that longer is not necessarily better though!

Your turn

We can use a 'thing' instead of a 'person' in this pattern, too, just like we did on the previous page.

Koyasan's spine turned to ice.

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Summer dragged on painfully slowly.

The supermarket smelled like ice cream and floor polish.

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