Exercise: SVO word order

Exercise 1: Arrange the words in SVO word order:

1) reads Jenny . newspaper the
2) likes . She movies
3) new Paul . venture a begins
4) gift Rebecca a . buys
5) my I car . drive
6) door Jennifer . the opens
7) English . speaks Victoria
8) my I car . drive
9) football . loves Ronaldo
10) eat . chocolates We

ANSWERS

1) reads Jenny . newspaper the
(Jenny reads the newspaper.)
(subject=Jenny; verb=reads; object=the newspaper)

2) likes . She movies
(She likes movies.)
(subject=She; verb=likes; object=movies)

3) new Paul . venture a begins
(Paul begins a new venture.)
(subject=Paul; verb=begins; object=a new venture)

4) gift Rebecca a . buys
(Rebecca buys a gift.)
(subject=Rebecca; verb=buys; object=a gift)

5) my I car . drive
(I drive my car.)
(subject=I; verb=drive; object=my car)

6) door Jennifer . the opens
(Jennifer opens the door.)
(subject=Jennifer; verb=opens; object=the door)

7) English . speaks Victoria
(Victoria speaks English.)
(subject=Victoria; verb=speaks; object=English)

8) my I car . drive
(I drive my car.)
(subject=I; verb=drive; object=my car)

9) football . loves Ronaldo
(Ronaldo loves football.)
(subject=Ronaldo; verb=loves; object=football)

10) eat . chocolates We
(We eat chocolates.)
(subject=We; verb=eat; object=chocolates)

Exercise 2: Arrange the words as follows:
SVO + place OR
SVO + time OR
SVO + place + time OR
place + SVO + time OR
time + SVO + place

1. magazine . the in bus a reads She
2. magazine . a reads She noon at
3. magazine . the in bus a reads She noon at

ANSWERS

1. magazine . the in bus a reads She
(She reads a magazine in the bus.)

2. magazine . a reads She noon at
(She reads a magazine at noon.)

3. magazine . the in bus a reads She noon at
(She reads a magazine in the bus at noon. OR
At noon, she reads a magazine in the bus. OR
In the bus, she reads a magazine at noon.)


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