Diagraming Sentences

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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.
 

wpqin

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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. :eek:
 
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tdol said:
It means that they haven't taught for a long time. :eek:
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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