Grammar by Diagram Understanding English Grammar Through

Grammar by Diagram Understanding English Grammar Through Traditional Sentence Diagramming Grammar by Diagram second edition is a book designed for anyone who wishes to improve grammatical understanding and skill Using traditional sentence diagraming as a visual tool the book explains how to expand simple sentences into compound complex and compound complex sentences and how to employ verbals infinitives gerunds and participles and other structures for additional varietyThe text addresses the most freuent usage errors by explaining how to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs; how to avoid problems of pronoun case agreement and consistency; how to ensure that verbs will agree with their subjects and will be appropriate in terms of tense aspect voice and mood; and how to phrase sentences to avoid errors in parallelism or placement of modifiers Six appendices incorporate further exercises a summary of key basics from the text and supplemental material not included in the body of the text but useful for uick reference This new edition includes additional exercises and has been revised and updated throughout I had never diagrammed sentences before To be honest I also did not fully understand all of these terms and rules beforehand but this textbook was a great help I think it is much easier to learn grammar with the visual aid of diagrams This textbook clearly outlines how to diagram and helped me feel that I can grasp the concepts of grammar I particularly love the fact that I can reference the exercises and answers in the back of the book The textbook and accompanying workbook are incredibly easy to understand and both are written with an excellent progression of concepts I never learned most of this information and never diagrammed a sentence in my life but these books have made it fun and easy to understand I enjoy working in them so much I'm considering teaching just so I can help others love grammar too As a side note I also really appreciate the sociological commentary on use of standard English as a potential method of shaming and oppression The author is sure to give appreciation for dialects and everyday slang as fodder for the change growth and sustainability of English Nerd alert I loved this book A good challenge I bought it to brush up on my skills and it was a wonderful refresher course This is a wonderful workbook in the lost art of sentence diagramming I progressed slowly through the book and strengthened my grammar skills A very useful text I also appreciated the intro material especially the history lesson of the English language This book the accompanying workbook and my skilled teacher all worked together to guide me safely through the treacherous waters of a college grammar and editing courseIn the course of the semester I learned that I prefer the use of nouns over pronouns far too much ambiguity in pronouns and that diagramming verbals is my academic nemesis The text was helpful detailed without being boring unpretentious and encouraging Excellent resource for grammar This is the most comprehensive and practical book on grammar on the market The exercises are helpful I haven't studied grammar in nearly 20 years I needed a serious refresher but I knew I couldn't learn from a traditional dry English grammar textbook I am a visual learner so I thought I would try sentence diagrammingGrammar topics that were once incomprehensible became easy to understand once put into the perspective of sentence diagramming Nothing was left out of the textbook It included lessons on independent clauses dependent clauses complex sentences compound structures compound sentences prepositional phrases noun clauses adverb clauses relative clauses gerunds participles infinitives and appositives Advanced topics included cleft sentences anticipatory appositives sentence appositives and And it took all those concepts and explained them within the context of just 10 different sentence structures It's still a lot to learn and a lot to retain but it was finally easy to understandFor the first time in my life I feel like I can confidently write using the rules of English grammar Necessary for anyone who teaches grammar

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