"Once more, unto the breach, dear friends, once more;" Henry V
Could not agree more.
If it comes to the point that we always agree, I think we will be ready to judge others with some authority.
If it comes to the point that we always agree, I will know that I have become a consummate professional.
Well, where are the consummate professionals if not we?
I wish they would show up.
I wrote to Gene but no reply yet.
I think the lion's share of diagramming is not the sketching of diagrams, but the recognition of structures.
I often wonder whether famous grammarians like Quirk, Leech, Conrad, Dowty, etc., ever visit this site. Why don't they join? Busy?
I don't recognize any of the names of those famous grammarians.
If they are British, it is entirely possible that they are uncomfortable with Reed-Kellogg.
I actually looked into learning Xbar Theory, but I kept saying to myself, "So, where is the fun?"
In about a week I will re-start my Competitive Sentence Diagramming Club. It set me back to have this fractured hip, but I am just about ready rejoin the battle.
I can't imagine Chomsky joining the site. But wouldn't that be cool!