How to construct sentence structure?

How to construct sentence structure?
How to construct sentence structure?

Great news! There is one and only formula to create correct sentence structure. It is either STPA or TSPA, where S = Subjects (who) come at the beginning of the sentence, T = Time (when) expressions come immediately before or after the subject. P = Place (where) To explain where an event happened, the place expression comes before the verb. A = Action, do something.

Let’s us give you an example to illustrate:

In this sentence, the sequence is Subject, Time and Action (STA)

Princess yesterday went to see the doctor.

gōng zhǔ zuó tiān qù kàn yī shēng

公主 昨天去看医生。

You can also use other sequence, which is Time, Subject and Action (TSA)

Yesterday princess went to see the doctor.

zuó tiān gōng zhǔ qù kàn yī shēng

昨天 公主去看医生。

Now, let us include Place into the same sentence. The place is hospital.

In this sentence, the sequence is Subject, Time, Place and Action (STPA)

Princess yesterday went to the hospital see the doctor.

gōng zhǔ zuó tiān qù yī yuàn kàn yī shēng

公主 昨天 去 医院 看医生。

Next sentence is Subject, Time and Place (STP). Please note that go supermarket is considered as Place, instead of Action. Action should be what Ali’s mother is doing at supermarket and there is no mention in this sentence. Hence, there is no Action in this sentence.

Ali’s mother go to the supermarket everyday

ā lǐ de mā ma měi tiān qù chāo jí shì chǎng

阿里的妈妈每天去超级市场

 

Let’s see if you understand how to apply this formula. Try to create your sentence in comment below and we will check for you!

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