Word order in English sentences – Summary

Word order in English sentences

1. The sentence

The word order in sentences is: Subject – Verb – Object.

SubjectVerbObject
Iplayfootball.
Petrawatchestelevision.
Wecan speakEnglish.
Susanis readinga book.

NOTE!
Do not split the verb forms in English. The following sentence is wrong: I can English speak.

2. Complex sentences

Each clause in a complex sentence has to follow the word order S-V-O.