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Unformatted text preview: DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES Capital Community College Diagramming sentences provides a way of picturing the structure of a sentence. By placing the various parts of a sentence in relation to the basic subject-verb relationship, we can see how the parts fit together and how the meaning of a sentence branches out, just as the branches of a plant ramify from the stem in space and time. Most students who work at diagramming sentences derive a clearer understanding of how sentences work as well as satisfaction in the pictorial rendering of sentence structure. This presentation touches upon only the basics of diagramming. Use the hyperlinks back to the Guide to Grammar and Writing (this color) for additional information. DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES Capital Community College We begin, naturally, with the representation of a very simple sentence: Glaciers melt. We will place the subject-verb relationship on a straight horizontal line . . . Glaciers melt and separate the subject from its verb with a short vertical line extending through the horizontal line. DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES Capital Community College...
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