Sentence Diagramming Examples

Sentence Diagramming Examples

You probably already know that I'm crazy about diagramming sentences. Sentence diagrams are fun to make, and they are an immensely helpful tool for people who are teaching and learning grammar. 

Sentence Diagram

If you don't know what sentence diagrams are, think of them as pictures of sentences. Each sentence's "picture" shows us how the parts of the sentence are related. 

Today we'll look over two sentences from the Get Smart Grammar Program and the Stay Smart Grammar Program. Are you ready to diagram? Great!

I walk quickly. 

The sentence diagram above shows us that I is the subject, walk is the verb, and quickly is an adverb modifying the verb walk. Doesn't it make a nice little picture?

Do you know your stuff?

See if you can diagram the following two sentences and identify each part referred to in the charts. The answers are listed below. Enjoy!

1. People were singing.

Do you need some help? The following pages will help you.

2. Giraffes can clean their ears with their long tongues.

Do you need some help? The following pages will help you.

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Sentence Diagramming Answers

Are you ready for the answers? Don't look below until you've had a chance to diagram the sentences and fill in the charts!

1. People were singing.

This sentence is from Daily Diagrams: Get Smart. Get Smart provides you with easy lessons that help you teach or learn grammar through sentence diagramming. 

If you'd like to teach or learn grammar the easy way—with sentence diagrams—check out our Get Smart Grammar Program.

It starts from the very beginning and teaches you grammar and sentence diagramming in easy, bite-size lessons. 

The Get Smart Grammar Program

2. Giraffes can clean their ears with their long tongues.

This sentence is from Daily Diagrams: Stay Smart. Stay Smart gives you many interesting sentences to diagram. 

Elizabeth O'Brien

Hello! I'm Elizabeth O'Brien, and my goal is to get you jazzed about grammar. 

My students are fighting over who gets to diagram the sentence on the board when they walk into the classroom. It is a joy to see. 

- Tracy, Classroom Teacher

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