Diagramming sentences makes it easy to see how the parts of a sentence are related, and creating each diagram is like solving a little puzzle.
When you understand sentence diagramming, you'll feel more confident about your grammar, and it will positively affect your speaking, writing, and teaching.
Use this page as a reference to see how to diagram anything. You can get all of this information and more in the Sentence Diagramming Reference Manual if you'd like. It will knock your socks off.
Click on the Topic You'd Like to See Diagrammed
L linking verbs
M main clauses
A action verbs
, adjective clauses
, adverb clauses
, adverbial nouns, appositive phrases
, complements, complex sentences
, compound sentences
, compound-complex sentences
, coordinating conjunctions
, correlative conjunctions
D declarative sentences
, dependent clauses
, direct address
, direct objects
, direct quotations
E elliptical clauses
, exclamatory sentences
G gerund complement
, gerund phrases
H helping verbs
I imperative sentences
, independent clauses
, indirect objects
, infinitive complement
, infinitive phrases
, interrogative sentences
, intransitive verbs
, modifiers (see adjective
, nominative absolute, noun clauses
, nouns of direct address
O object of the preposition
, objective complements
P participial phrases
, participle complements
, parts of speech
, passive verbs/passive voice
, phrasal verbs, phrases
, "please," possessive nouns, possessive pronouns, predicate adjectives
, predicate nouns
, prepositional phrases
relative adverb, relative pronoun
S simple sentence
, skyhooks, statements
, subject complement, subject of infinitives
, subordinate clauses
, subordinating conjunctions
T transitive verbs
U understood "you"
, verb complement, verb phrases
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