Word order in English sentences – Summary

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Word order in English sentences

1. The sentence

The word order in sentences is: SubjectVerb (Predicate)Object.

Subject Verb Object
I play football.
Max reads books.
We can speak English.
Sue is singing a nice song.

ATTENTION!
Do not split the verb forms in English. The following sentence is wrong: I can English speak.

2. Complex sentences

Each clause in a complex sentence has to follow the word order S-V-O.

Subject Verb Object
I play football
and
I like table tennis.

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