Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Little More on Sentence Diagrams

I looked at some stats for this site this morning and found a referral from a directory site named to my recent post about sentence diagramming. I don’t know how my post showed up there as I've never heard of it before. The site is very difficult to navigate and has no search feature so I couldn’t find any of my other posts there. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t listed, just that I can’t get to them.

In looking through their listings, I found Patrick Kurp’s Anecdotal Evidence and his post about sentence diagrams. After this almost lyrical paean to the joys of turning your sentence to abstract art, I put Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog on my wish list. What can I say? I’m a grammar geek.

While I was thinking about diagramming sentences, I did more digging and found’s defense of forcing children to diagram and a tutorial. I don’t know where the quotes originated but I agree with the points made in all of them, a rare occurrence on the Internet! There are also some excellent links and book recommendations at the end of the piece.