Skip to main content

Questions about the order of words in a sentence. Word order is a subset of syntax, which is a branch of grammar.

One of the most important applications of word order is the sequence of subject, verb and object, which is also used as a way to categorize languages. With respect to this, Chinese (Mandarin) is regarded as an SVO (Subject-Verb-Object) language.

This tag can be used also for questions pertaining ordering of words, modifiers and complements.