| Definition -
(Aka Subject-Verb-Object language)
In the classification of languages (i.e. linguistic typology), SVO denotes a type of language whose sentence structure — for the most part — follows the pattern subject-verb-object, e.g. Pete (subject) smokes (verb) cigaretters (object).
1. Some example SVO languages are Arabic, English, French, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese.