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Yes, they do. Over 90 per cent of all English sentences fall into one of the following six patterns:

  • Subject - intransitive verb
  • Subject - transitive verb - direct object
  • Subject - linking verb - complement
  • Subject - linking verb - predicate adverb
  • Subject - transitive verb - indirect object - direct object
  • Subject - transitive verb - direct object - objective complement

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