Basic rules of diagramming

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Basic Rules of Diagramming Diagramming is a way of making a picture of how sentence is put together—like a graphic organizer. It helps you see how the parts relate to each other to express a complete thought. 1. Read the entire sentence carefully. 2. Identify all the prepositional phrases and cross them out (for now). Start with the preposition and end with a noun (most of the time). Look at your list of prepositions if you have any doubts. These words are modifiers, not the main parts, so it makes it easier to get rid of them for now. 3. Decide on the subject and the verb. These are the two most important parts of the sentence. Write them on lines as shown below: subject verb Notice: The line that divides them goes all the way through the line that is under them. It is straight up and down . This is the line that shows the two main parts of sentence, subject and predicate. Example: Connor jumped over the fence. Connor
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