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The Zero Complement Pattern (Ex # 2): from
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


1. This butcher was riding gaily along to the market at Nottingham.

 

2. Slowly they paced through the Green Wood together.
 

3. Presently they arrived at a big, open space with tall trees round it.
 

4. He is riding at the head of them along with Robin Hood.
 

5. With a dozen of his lords he rode to Nottingham.
 

6. No one passes through the forest without leave from me.
 

7. So this happy day came to an end.
 

8. So one fine day the Sheriff of Nottingham set out for London to 

visit the King. 
 

9. Through the open window came the sound of the sweet voices of

the nuns singing a Christmas carol.


Writing Exercise
10. Write a sentence that has a subject / verb / zero complement pattern.