Player One Rolls cubes and states either a Sentence Pattern, Structure, or Purpose.
S-V S-V-DO S-LV-PN Inverted
simple complex compound compound-complex
declarative interrogative imperative exclamatory
Player Two Uses a Black or Green cube to state a Type Demand.
Parts of Speech
Noun Pronoun Verb Adjective
Adverb Preposition Conjunction Interjection
Player Three Uses a Black or Green cube to state a Function Demand.
Noun or Pronoun Subject Direct Object Indirect Object
Object of Preposition   Appositive
Predicate Nominative Noun Adjunct (not for pronouns)
FORBIDDEN - Demanding an appositive be restrictive.
Verb Simple Present Tense   Simple Past Tense
Simple Future Tense +Infinitive
+Functions may be called for Infinitives.
Adjective Noun or Pronoun Modifier Predicate Adjective Adjacent Adjective
Adverb Verb Modifier Adjective Modifier Adverb Modifier
Prepostion Introductory Word in an Adjective Phrase   Introductory Word in an Adverb Phrase
FORBIDDEN - Compound Preposition.
Conjunction Subordinate Conjunction   Conjunctive Adverb
FORBIDDEN - Correlative Conjunction.
Interjection No function demand.
Instead the second demand becomes a general demand.
NOTE ON INTERJECTIONS: A word may be used as an interjection if it is listed in the official dictionary as such or is in accordance with the definition in the official grammar reference combined with common sense and all other rules on words.
General Demands
A. Color Wild B. Must Contain C. Must Not Contain D. Letter Transfer
E. Number of Letters F. Double Vowel G. Double Consonant
H. Nouns
     1. *singular
     2. *plural
     3. collective
* May not be used with noun adjunct.
I. Pronouns
    1. singular       3. personal
    2. plural     4. indefinite
J. Verbs
     1. singular        4. auxiliary
     2. plural      5. regular
     3. linking      6. irregular
K. Adjectives
     1. positive degree of comparison        4. possessive noun
     2. ***comparative degree of comparison      5. possessive pronoun
     3. ***superlative degree of comparison      
*** If these are demanded, player may also indicate regular or irregular.
L. Adverbs
     1. positive degree of comparison
     2. ***comparative degree of comparison
     3. ***superlative degree of comparison
*** If these are demanded, player may also indicate regular or irregular.
M. Clauses **** (Word Must Be Contained In ...)
     1. independent        5. noun
     2. dependent (subordinate)      6. relative
     3. adjective      7. infinitive
     4. adverb      
**** Only one clause or one phrase may be demanded in a shake.
One of each may not be demanded in the same shake.
N. Phrases **** (Word Must Be Contained In ...)
     1. adjective        3. prepositional
     2. adverb      4. infinitive
O. Must Be a Compound Word

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