Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong


Word Order in a sentence
March 10, 2008, 4:01 am
Filed under: Grammar Fun, S.1A 2007-08, S.2CD 2007-08

Word order in statements (expressions of place and time)

Time Subject Verb Object Place Time
  I breakfast in the kitchen.  
  They handball in the gym every Monday.
  My friend   in the pool.  
Every Saturday Peter football at home.  

– Expressions of time can be put at the beginning or the end of a statement.

– If you want to emphasize the expression of time, put it in front position.

– At the end of the sentence: place before time

(Resources quoted from http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/satzstellung_2.htm)

Check your understanding:

Position of Time Expressions

Decide where to place the time expressions. (The sentences are similar to allow you to concentrate on the time expressions.)





















Exercises on English Word Order

Word Order in affirmative Sentences

Arrange the words to make affirmative sentences. Place time expressions at the end of the sentences.

  1. go / now / home / will / I →
  2. give / the present / tomorrow / we / him / will →
  3. her / met / last night / at / we / the station →
  4. was / last week / he / in hospital →
  5. in Greece / spend / I / will / next year / my holiday →
  6. must / at five o’clock / leave / we / the house →
  7. the library / take / I / the book / will / today / to →
  8. my mum / breakfast / in the morning / made →
  9. tonight / want / to the cinema / to go / we →
  10. wrote / last week / they / at school / a test →

(Source from: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/word-order/exercises?02)

MARCH 10, 2008

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