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What is the sentence structure, purpose and pattern of this sentence??

My dog, Ben likes to chase cats and birds.

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  1. There should be NO COMMA in that sentence.

    My - possessive pronoun, modifying DOG
    dog - noun, subject
    Ben - noun, appositive
    likes - main verb
    to chase - verb, infinitive form
    cats - noun, co-direct object
    and - conjunction
    birds - noun, co-direct object

    Now ... what structure, purpose, and pattern do you see? What have you been studying in class?

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