Bengali/Sentence patterns

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In Bengali language, a simple sentence is formed by an independent clause or principal clause.

Basic Structural Difference between Bengali and English Language[edit | edit source]

The basic sentence pattern[edit | edit source]

The basic sentence pattern in English is subject +verb + object (SVO), whereas in Bengali it is- subject+ object + verb (SOV). Example:
English: I (S) eat (V) rice (O).
Bengali: আমি (S) ভাত (O) খাই (V).

Auxiliary verb[edit | edit source]

Auxiliary verb is absent in Bengali language. Example:
English: I (Pronoun) am (Auxiliary verb) reading (Main verb) a (Article) book (Noun).
Bengali: আমি (Pronoun) একটি(Article) বই(Noun) পড়ছি(Main verb).

Preposition[edit | edit source]

Preposition is a word placed before a noun orpronoun or a noun-equivalent to show its relation toany other word of the sentence. In Bengali language, bibhakti will be place after noun or pronoun or a noun-equivalent. Example:
English: The man sat on the chair.
Bengali: লোকটি চেয়ারটিতে বসল. Here 'তে (te)' is bibhakti