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Diagramming Sentences

Dear sentence, how do I break thee up? In this BrainPOP movie, snowball-fighting Tim and Moby teach you how to diagram sentences, or break them up into their component parts! Learn how to separate the sentence’s subject from its predicate, and how to separate the verb from a direct object. You’ll also find out what to do with compound subjects and what to do when you get prepositional phrases and other modifiers. Finally, you’ll discover just why diagramming sentences is important, what you can learn from it, and how it can improve your own writing. Divide and conquer!

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What is the point of diagramming sentences?

I have to diagram sentences for my homework, but I’m not sure how to start.

How could diagramming sentences help us learn other languages?