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SVO Word Order (Subject-Verb-Object)

SVO is one of the six basic types of word order found in human languages. In most sentences, a speaker of an SVO language will put the subject first, the verb second, and the object last. English is an SVO language.

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SVO is a very common word order worldwide. Here is a partial list of Native American languages using SVO word order:

Abipon Achagua Amarizana Arawak Ayoreo Bare Bari Caquetio
Cavinena Chimila Chiquitano Chorti Chulupi Cocama Cuica Guarani
Huarayo Huasteco Huave Iquito Itonima Kadiweu Kalipuya Kawaiisu
Kootenai Lenape Luiseno Maipure Mataco Mocovi Moseten Ohlone
Palikur Pame Passamaquoddy Piapoco Pilaga Pochutla Potawatomi Purepecha
Reyesano Salinan Tacana Tepecano Tepehua Ticuna Tlahuica Toromona
Tsimane Tubatulabal Tuscarora Wapishana Waura Wiyot Yana Yucuna
Yurok Zaparo            

Further Reading

 Wikipedia: Subject-verb-object
 Word Order Typology
 Basic Language Structures



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