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SENTENCE WITH ONE CLAUSE

RULE 1: MAKE SURE THAT THE SENTENCE HAS A SUBJECT AND A VERB

A sentence in English must have at least one subject and one verb, if it has one verb then it also has
one subject. Don’t forget to examine the subject – verb agreement.

SUBJECT VERB TO BE
Singular Vs / V2 / (is,am / was + V3) is, am / was
Plural V1 / V2 / (are / were + V3) Are / were

1. Engineers hopefully for work on the new space program.


A B C D

2. Last week, went fishing for trout at the nearby mountain lake.
A B C D

3. A job on the day shift or the night shift at the plant available.
A B C D

4. The new computer program has provides a variety of helpful applications.


A B C D

5. The assigned text for history class it contains more than twenty chapters.
A B C D

6. A boat in the middle of the harbor departure before dawn.


A B C D

7. Yesterday found an interesting article on pollution.


A B C D

8. The new machine is processes 50% more than the previous machine.
A B C D

9. The boy is relaxing going to the movies with a friend.


A B C D

10. Cars was backed up for miles on the freeway.


A B C D
SENTENCE WITH ONE CLAUSE

RULE 2: BE CAREFUL OF OBJECT OF PREPOSITIONS

An object of preposition is a noun, pronoun, gerund or noun clause that comes after a preposition,
such as in, at, of, to, by, behind, on, and so on, to form a prepositional phrase.

(After his exams) Tom will take a trip (by boat)


This sentence contains two object of preposition. Exam is the object of the preposition after, and
boat is the object of preposition by.

An object of a preposition can cause confusion in structure question on the grammar test because it
can be mistaken for the subject of a sentence.

Identify the sentence structure and correct the mistake!

1. With his friend has found the movie theater.

2. In the last possible moment before takeoff took his seat in the airplane.

3. For the last three year at various hospitals in the country has been participating medicine.

4. Shopping in the downtown area of the city it has improved a lot in recent years.

5. For the fever and headache took two aspirin tablets.