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    I must have typed that wrong.
    I just meant did you know about the site Livemocha.com?
    It could be a worthy quest to find the world authority on Reed-Kellogg. For competitive sentence diagramming, authoritative judges will be needed.
    Here's a start. As a judge, I declare you to be the world champion sentence diagrammer. Let's see if someone challenges you.
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    I might have found two other people who are more expert than ourselves (not that we are that good). One wrote a book called "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog" and the other is named Eugene Moutoux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Eugene Moutoux.
    He is my master. We corresponded via e-mail a couple of times. He instilled affection in me towards diagramming.

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    Ah!
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    Teacher is this right to mention abbrevation of subject, predicate, adverb, verb etc in a sentence to be diagrammed. In this way foreign students understand well. You are right teacher Urdu and Arabic writing starts from the right hand side. But I think it can't be a problem to diagrammed sentences in any language until and unless one understand the right way to diagrammed sentences.

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    Yes, Redd-Kellogg diagramming is a visual language, which must be learned. The various parts of sentences (about 25) must also be learned.

    Nice to have you here, Knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Yes, Redd-Kellogg diagramming is a visual language, which must be learned.
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    RK's appeal lies in the fact that it is a less complicated and more effective language of grammar.

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    Nice to have you here, Knowledge.
    Thanks and hope I could gain more knowledge from knowledgeable people

    I have confusion in Qestion words. When question words are diagrammed then some are shown in sloppy line and others are in straight line, please explain why is that so. Some of the qestions are:

    Where are you going?


    What were you reading this morning?


    Whose bike were you using?


    May I postpone this assignment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowledge View Post
    Thanks and hope I could gain more knowledge from knowledgeable people

    I have confusion in Qestion words. When question words are diagrammed then some are shown in sloppy line and others are in straight line, please explain why is that so. Some of the qestions are:

    Where are you going?


    What were you reading this morning?


    Whose bike were you using?


    May I postpone this assignment?
    *You are going where. --adverb
    In this sentence, 'there' modifies as well as complements 'are going'.

    [You] [were reading] [what] [this morning]? = subject + verb + direct object + optional adverbial

    Paraphrase the sentence so that it retains the question word in the corresponding declarative sentence. This way it is easier to see what they do.

    *You were reading what this morning.
    You were reading that this morning. -- direct object

    You were using whose bike.
    You were using their bike. --determiner

    I may postpone this assignment. -- (may is not a question word) auxiliary verb


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    *You are going where. --adverb
    In this sentence, 'there' modifies as well as complements 'are going'.

    [You] [were reading] [what] [this morning]? = subject + verb + direct object + optional adverbial

    Paraphrase the sentence so that it retains the question word in the corresponding declarative sentence. This way it is easier to see what they do.

    *You were reading what this morning.
    You were reading that this morning. -- direct object

    You were using whose bike.
    You were using their bike. --determiner

    I may postpone this assignment. -- (may is not a question word) auxiliary verb

    Thank you Kondorosi for explaining very well. Teacher Frank rightly said about you that you know your stuff very well

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