These colors are used to identify the parts of each sentence in patterns I, II, and III:
prepositional phrases (Note: Two ajacent prep. phr. are separated by a | mark.)
Pattern I. Subject + Intransitive Verb + Complement
Swimming can be a relaxing and enjoyable sport.
The water feels cool to the skin | on a hot summer day.
Mr. and Mrs. Yang often swim after getting home from work.
They go to the public swimming pool | in their neighborhood.
Pattern II. Subject +Transitive Verb + Object (n, pron, inf, ger)
The Yangs enjoy swimming in their neighborhood pool.
Mr. Yang likes to swim to relieve stress after a day's work.
Mrs. Yang encourages him to swim as often as possible.
They sometimes take their daughter with them, too.
Their daughter loves jumping into the water | with a splash.
Pattern III. Subject+Verb (passive voice)
The water in the pool is heated by several solar panels.
On clear days, their skin is tanned by the sun.
Their eyes are protected from the chlorine | by swim goggles.
Their spirits are lifted after half an hour | of swimming.
Sentences with compound elements.
This color is used to identify the parts of each sentence in pattern IV:
coordinating conjunction (cc)
Mr. Yang, Mrs. Yang, and their daughter like to go swimming.
This leisure activity tones their muscles and relaxes their minds.
They take their swimsuits, goggles and towels to the pool.
They swim in the evening, on Saturday morning, or on Sunday afternoon.
After swimming, they return home hungry but very refreshed.