Diagramming Sentences

Sentence Diagrams

by Eugene R. Moutoux

~ One Way of Learning English Grammar ~

The Basics of Sentence Diagramming

~ Part One: Sentences 1-30 ~

 

If you have a question about any of my sentence diagrams, please write to ermoutoux@juno.com. I will try to answer your question promptly. 

 

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Sentence 1: They laughed.

Sentence 16: He is getting old.

Sentence 2: They were laughing.

Sentence 17: Most children like candy.

Sentence 3: Were they laughing?

Sentence 18: What do you see?

Sentence 4: People laughed.  

Sentence 19: We have several good friends.

Sentence 5: People have been laughing.

Sentence 20: Whom did they accuse?

Sentence 6: People should laugh.

Sentence 21: She spoke with confidence.

Sentence 7: Some people are laughing.  

Sentence 22: Several students in her class speak with the confidence of Demosthenes.

Sentence 8: All people must have been laughing.

Sentence 23: Long ago the octogenarian had adopted a lifestyle conducive to longevity.

Sentence 9: The smartest people will be laughing.

Sentence 24: Drive carefully.

Sentence 10: Her friend is an accountant.

Sentence 25: Show us the pictures.

Sentence 11: He is courteous.

Sentence 26: Each year we give our next-door neighbors some cookies.

Sentence 12: He is extremely courteous.

Sentence 27: Aunt Amy and Uncle Andy sent their nephews, Bruce and Bobby, some cake and cookies.

Sentence 13: They laugh often.

Sentence 28: My grandfather, a lifelong non-smoker, attributed his longevity to a healthy lifestyle.

Sentence 14: Her very good friend is courteous.

Sentence 29: They mixed the dough quickly, put it into the oven, and waited.

Sentence 15: The teacher seems tired.

Sentence 30: They washed and dried the sticky pots and greasy pans.

 

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For information about grammar and composition: 

http://www.grammarnow.com.

For information about the early history of sentence diagramming and much more: 

Kitty Burns Florey's delightful book about sentence diagramming, Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog, won't teach you how to diagram; but if you like diagramming, you'll love this book with its happy combination of scholarship and reminiscence. Visit Florey's website at http://www.kittyburnsflorey.com/. To get a taste of her style, read her essay entitled "Boring Things," which is anything but boring. It's on the third page of her website.

http://www.polysyllabic.com/?q=olddiagrams.

For thoughts about the importance of learning grammar and about the ancillary role of diagramming:

http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/diagram.htm#links.