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Diagram of Declaration
July 04, 2017
July 4, 2017Dear,
Here in the United States, we're celebrating Independence Day today. For our family, that means spending time together, watching fireworks, and reflecting on the freedom we are so fortunate to enjoy.
In honor of Independence Day, I'm sharing a sentence diagram of the opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence. I hope you enjoy it!
Sentence Diagram of the
|subject of independent clause|
|verb of independent clause (transitive active)|
|noun clause - direct object of requires|
|dependent adjective clause - modifying causes|
|dependent adverb clause modifying requires from independent clause|
|subject of dependent adverb clause|
|compound infinitive phrase - noun appositive|
|verb of adverb clause (intransitive linking)|
|predicate adjective of adverb clause|
|dependent adjective clause modifying bands|
|dependent adjective clause modifying station|
I know that those diagrams look crazy! Just remember that they are diagrams of a very complicated sentence.
If you'd like to learn how to diagram sentences, you can start learning with much easier sentences here.
Have a wonderful week!
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