Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 06:56 pm
is there a website that will diagram a sentence
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 07:08 pm
@swagmeout,
Yes. Google "parse a sentence" and the first hit will be your page. Here's the link;

http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/submit-sentence-4.html
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 07:23 pm
but no fair using it to do your homework for you
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 07:35 pm
@MontereyJack,
Given just how shitty many/most grammar teachers are, MJ, it's completely fair.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 07:55 pm

We diagrammed at least a gazillion sentences for Sister Julie Phillip during high school both in English and in Latin. I had her for both classes.

I always hated it, but I did learn to write a cogent sentence.

Joe(Now and again)Nation
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 08:22 pm
@Joe Nation,
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We diagrammed at least a gazillion sentences ...

I always hated it, but I did learn to write a cogent sentence.


And you think that parsing sentences helped you do that, Joe, learn to write a cogent sentence?

As I've mentioned to Pom many a time, you [and every other child] knew how to parse a sentence by the time you were five years old. You just didn't know the artificial names given to the parts of speech, but you sure as hell already knew the parts of speech.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 12:48 am
I never learned any formal parsing. I still don't know what a lot of that stuff is called.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 02:35 am
@Roberta,
Well, them as can; do. Them as can't; teach. Them others is called consultants.

A consultant, by the way, is someone that borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, and sends you a bill.

Again, I digress.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 07:13 am
Swag - google: Reed-Kellogg diagram sentences.

I think it's interesting to see the function of words within sentences. Biggest problem for foreigners is that we often write the way we speak and that gets confusing for someone trying to study English.
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 07:51 am
@roger,

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A consultant, by the way, is someone that borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, and sends you a bill.


True dat.

I've seen that working, exactly like that.
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