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How to Speak English...Like Yoda!



May the 4th be with you! Today is International Star Wars Day*

You can celebrate by amusing and annoying your friends by speaking like the little green Jedi master. First, here are some simple quotes that show Yoda's interesting use of language:
Powerful you have become.Patience you must have.A teacher Yoda is. So what is Yoda doing with English grammar? He is simply moving the complement from the end of the clause to the start of the clause:

Normal English
You have become powerful Subject Finite Predicator Complement
Yoda's English
Powerful you have become Complement Subject Finite Predicator
Normal English You must have patience