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    Diagraming Sentences

    I am crrently teaching English for the first time in a very long time. I am looking for same help regarding diagraming sentences, particularly the very basics. For instance, what do the lines represent? Why are some lines on a slant and some are straight? Why do some lines go through the long long and some stop on the line? Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

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    These pages should help you out -
    Basics of Reed-Kellogg diagrams

    Diagramming Sentences



    If you have any further questions, just ask!

    See also: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...g+sentences%22

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    I can understand your "I am currently teaching English for the first time in a very long time. " very well. What does the "in a very long time" play for? Does it mean you will teaching English for a long time or you have not been a English teacher for a long time or you have been teaching English for a long time?

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    It means that they haven't taught for a long time. :o


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It means that they haven't taught for a long time. :o
    I see now, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    These pages should help you out -
    Basics of Reed-Kellogg diagrams

    Diagramming Sentences



    If you have any further questions, just ask!

    See also: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...g+sentences%22

    Excellent sites, Red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It means that they haven't taught for a long time. :o
    I want to ask that if "in a very long time" means they haven't taught for a long time, then how to see "I am currently teaching english for the first time", need your explanation.

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    You're right about 'in a long time'. 'I am currently teaching English for the first time'; suggests that the person has only just started teaching.

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