What's in each stage?

Stage 1. THEME Stage 2. NEW
The THEME stage is all the words before, but not including, the main verb in the sentence. This may be just 1 or 2 words, or as many as  20 or more words. The Theme is all information you put before the main verb in the sentence. The NEW stage may be some or all the words including, and after the verb. If a sentence ends with the verb, the New may be only 1 or 2 words. If the sentence is longer the New may also be in some, or all words following the verb.
THEME : Words before the verb NEW : verb and/or words after verb
e.g. 1. Students
e.g. 2. Many university students
e.g. 3. Almost all final year university students
study quite hard.
study very hard all night before exams.

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