This Old Grammar Trick Still Works! How To Diagram A Sentence

October 1, 2014 1:17 PM

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This Old Grammar Trick Still Works! How To Diagram A Sentence

Back in ye olden days (okay, about thirty years ago) elementary school students were taught how to diagram sentences. The theory was that it would be easier to learn the parts of a sentence by seeing the underlying structure. However, as educators moved in the direction of free expression and away from basic mechanics, the diagramming system developed by Reed and Kellogg fell out of fashion.

But, like fresh apple pie made from scratch, sometimes sticking to the basics is best. Diagramming a sentence creates a clear visual that helps you analyze what you’re writing. So if you want to brush up on your fundamental sentence skills -- or you’re just a grammar nerd -- here’s a brief primer on...

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