Chapter 5: Diagramming Interjections
& Nouns of Direct Address

Interjections are words that show excitement or emotion.

Holy cow! This cake is delicious!

Nouns of direct address name the person or people being spoken to.

Caroline, we won the game.

Neither of these are grammatically related to the rest of the sentence. This means that they don't describe, modify, or affect anything else in the sentence.

You'll learn how to diagram these bad boys with the following fun sentence diagramming exercises. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Don't peek until you've tried them!

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Psst! You can also see a list of interjections if you'd like.

5.0 Sentence Diagramming Exercises

Do you remember reading that these are not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence? I hope so. It was only a few short paragraphs ago!

Anyway, it's really easy to SEE this when we diagram them.

Put interjections and nouns of direct address on lines that hang above the rest of the sentence.

Here are some examples. Notice that you can SEE how they aren't grammatically related to the other words.

Diagramming Interjections

Holy cow! This cake is delicious!

Diagramming Nouns of Direct Address

Caroline, we won the game.

Directions: Use what you've learned in the last five chapters to diagram the following sentences.

1. Mr. Lewis, did you wave at that car?

2. Laura, can you or Maria drive to the movie theater?

3. Sweet, the two baby kittens cuddled with their mommy.

4. Mom, your yellow vase fell on the floor and broke into many pieces.

5. Yikes! Our car just stopped on the highway in the middle of the road.

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