I think I’m still in a Thanksgiving food coma! Here’s a snapshot of our buffet table. We smoked two turkeys and a brisket, which was way more than we could eat in one meal, even though there were 19 of us. But by Monday, all the meat was gone, and the only memory still in the fridge is the Turkey Mushroom Barley soup I made last night.
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Barbara J. Feldman
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Diagramming Sentences Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Sentence diagramming (also known as Reed-Kellogg diagramming) was a popular classroom grammar technique for nearly a century. It lost favor about thirty years ago, but several Surfnetkids readers recently suggested sentence diagramming as a topic. I hope this means grammar is making a comeback!
1AiWay: Sentence Diagrammer App
“Learning diagrams may look boring at first glance,” explains the developer of this cool online app, but he suggests it worth the effort to “learn the magic.” To start, simply type a sentence to diagram and press enter. Mouse over the words in the resulting diagram to view their part of speech. If the sentence can be parsed multiple ways, you’ll see a small grey arrow in the upper right-hand corner; click it to see the alternative diagram.
Dr. Wheeler's Website: Diagramming Sentences
“The two main components are a long horizontal line and a bisecting vertical line. The horizontal line holds up the subject, the verb, and certain objects and complements. The bisecting vertical line separates the subject from the predicate.” Although the web design is a bit dated, the content is great, includes lots of examples, and is easy to navigate.
German Latin English: 500 Sentence Diagrams
Eugene R. Moutoux’s website is a treasure trove of diagramming goodness. Yes, it does include samples of sentence diagramming in German and Latin, but there is lots of English too! Start with the Basics (in two parts) then move on to goodies that include samples from literature and history. Have fun diagramming the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, or really long opening sentences from half-a dozen classic novels. “There once lived, in a sequestered part of the country of Devonshire, one Mr. Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who, taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason.” — Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens.
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“Don’t set your wit against a child.” ~~ Jonathan Swift ~~ (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) Irish cleric, Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet. If Jonathan Swift were alive today, he would be 349. Read this Jonathan Swift biography to learn more about this top-notch satirist.
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