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    Default Easy to learn Reed-Kellogg

    Kondorosi and I have been discussing Reed-Kellogg diagrams a lot, and we have quite a view watching it.
    I thought it might serve to show some sites that can very easily introduce a "syntactician" to the art and/or sport.
    Here's a start:DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES
    This is VERY good and easy to use. I differ with some of the style, and there is at least one outright mistake in the collection of sentences and diagrams; but I know of no better site to quickly the entirety of this visual language for showing syntax.
    I will go off on the web to find another.
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    Default Re: Easy to learn Reed-Kellogg

    I meant "few" not "view".
    Anyway, here is another site:English Grammar Revolution: Grammar Made Easy
    This one does more teaching than simply showing the diagrams.
    Elizabeth O'Brien seems to me to be the kind of teacher that I would like to have. You may have to pay a little amount to download her "booklet", but it is worth it if you want to learn the art.
    There are some mistakes in her work -- minor for the most part. My biggest objection is the use of the word "verb" where I think the word "simple predicate" is called for. There is some other crossing of terms from morphology and terms from syntax.
    Simple predicates are always and only verbs, but verbs are not always and only simple predicates.

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    Default Re: Easy to learn Reed-Kellogg

    Reed-Kellogg's original work can be read online at Internet Archive: Free Download: Higher lessons in English, but I think it is more work than necessary.
    I was surprised to see how little the language of diagramming has changed since then.
    Better than that, I think, is to try to get a copy of Descriptive English Grammar Second Edition, by Homer C House and Susan Emolyn Harman, 1931 (or a later printing). It remains for me the most complete presentation of the art.

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    Default Re: Easy to learn Reed-Kellogg

    Kondorosi,
    I didn't understand at first what your post meant.
    That was pushing "ellipsis" to the max.
    But then I looked at "your master's" work. It like it a lot. Unfortunately, Amazon lists it as unavailable.
    lf

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    Default Re: Easy to learn Reed-Kellogg

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    That was pushing "ellipsis" to the max.

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