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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
    OK, so it would go like:

    __I | + | diagram sentences.


    What is the main idea of diagramming sentences? Classify the parts of speech?
    In that example I is the subject and diagram sentences the predicate, right?
    And sentences is the object of the verb diagram - how does the diagram tell that?

    I'd like to hear Mr Antonson's students.
    The purpose is certainly NOT to classify the parts of speech, but rather the parts of sentences. It is the confusion of the two which becomes the Achilles' heel of those who wish to teach the art.

    The diagram above does not really explain what is going on. "...diagram sentences..." is the COMPLETE predicate. "...diagram..." is the SIMPLE predicate. "...sentences..." is the direct object.


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    @in ur pants
    Have you ever learned how to diagram sentences? Because a whole lot of people love diagramming sentences and think it is fun. Why don't you check my website about our notes? Link: Home - Notes for Humanities/Language

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil BoNeRZ View Post
    Hi im lil bonerz if you dont no me or seen me i'd like to learn how diagram sentences. Frank Astonson teach me how to diagram sentences please that would get me excited bye.
    This could easily be one of my students again. The last time it was. That one, who spoke of "turtles", was revealed to me by the other students. I will speak to him tomorrow.

    Forum, please be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    This could easily be one of my students again. The last time it was. That one, who spoke of "turtles", was revealed to me by the other students. I will speak to him tomorrow.

    Forum, please be patient.
    I'm almost sure all the newbies in this thread are your kids Mr Antonson!

    But we are patient of course. Don't worry; it is really worth it.

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    I really didn't think that many kids from school were on here. So far, I know of Dane, Haylee, and me.

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    Olá, como você pode dizer que eu não falo muito Inglês, mas eu gostaria de alguma ajuda, porque eu estou realmente interessado. Lamento o meu nome.

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    O seu nome e realmente um problema. Porque nao muda?

    Sorry about that portuguese. At this computer I can't use the symbols I need.

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    Porteguse looks like a hard language to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
    I'm almost sure all the newbies in this thread are your kids Mr Antonson!

    But we are patient of course. Don't worry; it is really worth it.
    Yes, Abstract Idea, I think you are right on both accounts -- that the newbies are some of my students and that it is worth it to put up with these losers.

    In the meantime, some of the winners among my students are doing some pretty interesting investigative work to figure out who the losers are.

    In any case, I intend to turn away from Reed-Kellogg instruction for a week or so in order to let the excitement lessen.

    I can't tell you how much I have appreciated your interest and support.

    Frank

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