Word order 1: VERB + OBJECT

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Welcome to your Word order 1: “Verb + Object” lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• The from “Verb + Object”
Talking about places and times
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The from “Verb + Object”

Verbs and objects are usually placed together. We do not normally put any words between them:

“I like my garden a lot.”
(not “I like a lot my garden.”)

“She often plays snooker.”
(“not “She plays often snooker.”)

Here are some more examples. Note that the verb and the object go together each time:

“Do you eat vegetables every day?”

“Our manager speaks Japanese fluently.”

“We’re having a party at the end of the week.”

Talking about places and times

Usually we put the verb and the place (where?) together:

“I want to go home.”

“She works in the city.”

“They drive to work.”

If the verb has an object and a place, we form the sentence: “verb + object + place”:

“I had to take her home.”

“I met a friend at the pub.”

If the verb has a time and a place, we form the sentence: “verb + place + time”:

“She drives to work every morning.”

“They’ve been in China since Thursday.”

“We arrived at the airport early.”

It is also sometimes possible to put the time at the beginning of the sentence. This is only possible in certain situations:

Every morning she drives to work.”

On Monday we’re going to Australia.”

Frequency adverbs usually go in the middle of a sentence:

“I never go to the pub.”

“She always has her holidays in July.”

Useful Links

Forming Questions
Word order 2: Using Adverbs

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