English Grammar Pattern 45
Very Long Noun + Verb
A bicycle with blue handlebars and a red seat almost hit me!
Sentence Pattern 45 includes some very long noun phrases. The subject in the
Model Sentence (underlined) has 9 words. The fifth sentence in the Pronunication
Practice section has 16 words! You will have to practice hard to be able say these
kinds of sentences, but you will be truly fluent if you can.
Pronunciation Practice - Repeat each sentence out loud!
1. The boy who bought the fresh oranges on Wednesday returned today.
Conversation Practice - Ask these questions to your friends!
2. My coworker with the incredibly beautiful girlfriend is getting married soon.
3. A day in the sun without any work to do is a wonderful day!
4. Three days of working hard without any breaks will make you very tired!
5. A teacher with some very good ideas for helping students improve their English quickly and efficiently is a great teacher!
1. How many days of working hard without a break have you done before?
2. What kind of day is a wonderful day for you?
3. Have you ever met a woman with an incredibly handsome boyfriend?
4. Do you know any teachers with good ideas for helping students improve
their English more quickly and easily than usual?
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