Shakespearian Sentences

Description of the Sentences That Shakespeare Uses

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Structure of Sentences

William Shakespeare's sentences are just like normal sentences, but just mixed up. To understand some of the sentences more, here are some tips:

-Locate the subject, verb, and object.

-Mix up the words so that the make the most sense and that is probably the correct understanding of the sentence.


•The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse.

-In this line from Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare is saying in Modern English:

•I did send the nurse when the clock struck 9.