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2011 June 8

More praise for sentence diagramming

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A little while ago, I wrote in favor of sentence diagramming: Should high schools and colleges teach sentence diagramming?

Sentence diagram copied from Florey's paper.

Now Kitty Burns Florey has done it better in A diagrammed sentence is a bit like art, published in American Educator. I like her example diagrams, and her closing:

The teachers I’ve talked to who teach diagramming seem to have found a nice balance: the kids are free to express themselves, but in correct, intelligible English that’s a pleasure rather than a chore to read.

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