The main structure of a sentence flow is to put the sentence skeleton on the main line and the supporting words and phrases under the words which they modify.

Sentence Skeleton

The main skeleton of the sentence or proposition consists in the verb (the word that describes the action), the subject (the word that describes who or what does the action), and any direct or indirect objects (the word that describes who or what receives the action). Every sentence has a verb and usually has a subject, but not all sentences have a direct or indirect object. For further explanation of the sentence skeleton, see the English Grammar Review.

The main skeleton is displayed on one line with the elements separated by sufficient space to distinguish them, as demonstrated below. Each new sentence is displayed on a new line with plenty of space in between to display the other words in the sentence as described in subsequent pages.

Subject Verb Indirect Object Direct Object


God loved world

He sent them Son

People crucified Him

He rose

The main thought can be seen at a glance. The other words will be added shortly, but the main idea will still be clearly seen as primary.

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