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Go: JHS Grammar PageCOMPLEMENT, VERBSubject + Verb + Object1 + Object 2(S+V+O+O)


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DEFINITION: A complement is the part of the sentence that comes after the verb and is needed to make the sentence complete: "They call him Jim." There are a total of three types of complements, but Japan's English JHS textbooks only covers two of them: verb complements (S+V+O+O) and Object complement (S+V+O+C).


The grammar point for this page is verb complements and have the following sentence pattern: subject + verb + object 1 + object 2. Keep in mind that both objects (object1 and object2) complement (complete or round off) the verb in the sentence. Also, while it might seem stupid to point out, object doesn't mean item but rather direct/indirect object (the paragraph below defines an object). The final hint to this 'mathlish' grammar point is object1 is usually a pronoun (he, she it, etc).


As for a refresher course, a direct object is basically a receiver of the action in a sentence: "He hit the ball." An indirect object identifies to or for whom or what the action of the verb is performed: "Mike sold me his boat."



NEW CROWN: Iwill give you examples.

NEW HORIZON:Show me your passport.*

ONE WORLD:They sent us a videotape.

TOTAL ENGLISH: My uncle gave me a book.

SUNSHINE:I'll give him a card.

COLUMBUS 21:Dadgaveus the news yesterday.


*While the sentence pattern for this particular grammar point is S+V+O+O, the New Horizon morons decided to use a V+O+O pattern for their example sentence.

Do As I Say: Students work in groups to respond to commands from the teacher and formulate appropriate responses.


Give Away: Students scramble to try and give their tickets to friends based on the teacher's directions.

Give Us A Card Please: Students exchange cards with their classmates, practicing 2 sentence patterns: "Give me a card," and "Give us a card."
Given No Bingo: Students practice using the grammar and have fun with no-bingo.
I'll Give You Game: Students pass around cards while saying "I'll give you ~."  Those not holding a card when the music stops are the winners.
Nicknames: Milling activity where students are given an identity. And they mill about writing each others names and nicknames. Practice saying, "You can call me...."
Show Me Your Passport...or Else: Students will play the roles of the customs officer and tourist in a guessing activity.
Summer Holidays: A simple adaptation of the textbook travel scenario. Students write a dialogue, receive an Australian passport and take turns playing 'Tourist' and 'Customs officer'.





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