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Playing around in my head with the different positions that a subject; verb;subject, verb, direct object;object, and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 16 sentences using onlyonly the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark indicate my uncertainty about their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given (by me) to Peter.
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case are there 9 sentence patterns in the English language?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns or structures have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 16 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark indicate my uncertainty about their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given (by me) to Peter.
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case are there 9 sentence patterns in the English language?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Playing around in my head with the different positions that a subject, verb, direct object, and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 16 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark indicate my uncertainty about their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given (by me) to Peter.
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case are there 9 sentence patterns in the English language?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns or structures have names?
6 improved the question (only for my personal satisfaction)
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Sentence patterns: Are thereThere are 16 ways to give a"leave" your book to somebody?

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; preposition; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 1416 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark, I'm uncertain as to indicate my uncertainty about their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave toto Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book toto Peter.
  5. To To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? ToTo Peter I gave a book toto.
  7. Peter I gave a book toto.
  8. To To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave *

    Passive voice
  10. To To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? ToTo Peter a book was given toto.
  12. A book was given to Peter (by me) to Peter.
  13. To To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book toto
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case there are there 9 sentence patterns.
  • Are there more in the English language?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Sentence patterns: Are there 16 ways to give a book to somebody?

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; preposition; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 14 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark, I'm uncertain as to their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave *

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given to Peter (by me).
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case there are 9 sentence patterns.
  • Are there more?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Sentence patterns: There are 16 ways to "leave" your book

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 16 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark indicate my uncertainty about their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given (by me) to Peter.
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case are there 9 sentence patterns in the English language?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.
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Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; preposition; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 14 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark, I'm uncertain as to their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave *

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given to Peter (by me).
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Have I correctly identifiedAre there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case there are 9 sentence patterns.
  • Are there more?!
  • Which sentencesentences or sequence of words are incorrectungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patternspatterns have names?
  • And please share any interesting or curious grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; preposition; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 14 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark, I'm uncertain as to their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave *

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given to Peter (by me).
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Have I correctly identified 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case there are 9 sentence patterns.
  • Are there more?!
  • Which sentence or sequence of words are incorrect and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And please share any interesting or curious grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.

Playing around in my head the different positions that a subject; verb; direct object; preposition; and indirect object can be positioned in one sentence, I ended up with 14 sentences using only the simple past tense.

The sentences which are preceded by a question mark, I'm uncertain as to their grammaticality.

  1. I gave Peter a book
  2. Peter I gave a book.
  3. I gave to Peter a book.
  4. I gave a book to Peter.
  5. To Peter I gave a book
  6. ? To Peter I gave a book to.
  7. Peter I gave a book to.
  8. To Peter a book I gave.
  9. A book to Peter I gave *

    Passive voice
  10. To Peter a book was given (by me).
  11. ? To Peter a book was given to.
  12. A book was given to Peter (by me).
  13. To Peter was given a book.
  14. ? Peter was given a book to
  15. Peter was given a book (by me).
  16. A book to Peter was given (by me)*

    *suggested by @Merk

  • Are there 16 different sentence patterns? Or is the passive voice a separate entity not to be included? In which case there are 9 sentence patterns.
  • Are there more?
  • Which sentences or sequence of words are ungrammatical and why?
  • Do these patterns have names?
  • And any grammar facts which I may have overlooked in my question.
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