Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Diagram Your Sentences with

Do you feel confident writing complex sentences?  Or do you fear the run-on sentence?  Does the subject match the verb?  Or has a prepositional phrase somehow usurped the proper placement of adjectives?

One way to double-check a sentence is to do a quick mental diagram. Visit Grace Fleming's "How to Diagram a Sentence" on to see the correct way to break down a sentence.  Besides teaching proper syntax for a full-on diagram, reading the article will make you more aware of how each component of functions within the sentence as a whole.

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