Are you ready? It's time to start diagramming sentences! Use the step-by-step grammar exercises below to help you learn or teach grammar the easy way - with sentence diagrams.
In each chapter, you'll find sentences to diagram and answer keys to check your work.
We'll start from the very beginning, so don't worry if you're new to grammar or sentence diagramming. Here we go!
Chapter 1: Start Basic Sentence Diagramming
The simplest sentences consist of a subject and a verb, and the simplest sentence diagrams consist of two lines. The subject goes on the left side and the verb goes on the right side. In this chapter, you'll learn more about diagramming subjects and verbs. You'll also learn how to diagram questions. Start Chapter 1
Chapter 2: Modifiers (Adjectives & Adverbs)
Adjectives and adverbs add color and description to our language. Adjectives modify (or describe
) nouns and pronouns. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. In this chapter, you'll learn how to diagram adjectives and adverbs. Check it out!Start Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Prepositional Phrases
These little guys are hiding in just about every sentence that we read or write! Do you know what they are? Learning how to diagram them will help!
Start Chapter 3
Chapter 4: Coordinating Conjunctions
Conjunctions glue sentence elements together.
Coordinating conjunctions join words, phrases, and independent clauses. It will be easy to SEE that when you learn how they are diagrammed. Seriously.
Start Chapter 4
Chapter 5: Interjections
Yippee! Interjections are awesome! They are not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence, which is why they are set apart from the sentence in the diagram.
You'll also learn about nouns of direct address in this chapter.
Start Chapter 5
Chapter 6: Types of Verbs - Part 1
Ahh, verbs... Verbs do a lot in our language! In this chapter, you'll learn about transitive active verbs and their sidekicks: direct objects and indirect objects.Start Chapter 6
Chapter 7: Types of Verbs - Part 2
It's time to learn about transitive passive verbs and intransitive linking verbs.
In this lovely chapter of English grammar exercises, you will become a pro at identifying and diagramming these two verb types.
Start Chapter 7
Chapter 8: Subordinating Conjunctions (Adverb Clauses)
Are you still with me? Great! Can you feel your head getting larger? Don't worry. It's a good thing. It's because your brain is growing.
Keep going and learn about subordinating conjunctions.
These things join dependent adverb clauses to independent clauses. Start Chapter 8
Chapter 9: Relative Pronouns (Adjective Clauses)
In this chapter, you'll learn about adjective clauses and the words that introduce them, relative pronouns and relative adverbs.
You can also call adjective clauses relative clauses
if your little heart desires.Start Chapter 9
Chapter 10: Diagramming The Noun Clause
Noun clauses are dependent clauses that act as nouns. They can do anything that nouns can do. That means they can be subjects, direct objects, objects of prepositions, and more. It's time for you to learn more about them. Yay! Start Chapter 10
Chapter 11: Verbals
Verbals are formed from verbs, but they act as nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. There are three kinds of verbals and you'll learn about all of them in this final chapter of English grammar exercises!Start Chapter 11
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