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(Frederick Douglass)

Let's diagram a Frederick Douglass quotation together. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. = complex sentence

you will be forever free = independent clause

you = subject, pronoun

will be = verb phrase

will = helping verb

be = main verbintransitive linking

free = predicate adjective

forever = adverb

Frederick Douglass Sentence Diagram

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If you've already learned a bit about diagramming, you might be feeling bold enough to try diagramming sentences yourself. Here are two more quotations from Frederick Douglass. Try diagramming them with a pen and paper or with the free Let's Diagram site. Answers are just below this section. Have fun! 

1. Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. (HINT: Unfit is an objective complement.)

2. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. (HINTS: It is an expletive. Than to repair broken men is adverbial elliptical clause.)


 1. Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

Frederick Douglass sentence diagram

2. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass Sentence Diagram

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