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I don't think I understand this one. I tried dividing the words into their origins, which are Old English and Viking if I remember correctly, but that got me nowhere. What do the lines represent?
what is the name for this type of diagram?
There was a runway gate sign I always passed at some airport when the plane was taxiing in after landing. All the gates seemed to be a 2-letter combo, and this one just said "BE". It made me smile.
it's not a math equation... it's a sentence diagram!
I'm getting a Coldplay Clocks vibe...
I don't get the diagram either, but like pancreas, am getting a Coldplay vibe!
As much as it spoils a good joke, here's the explanation. It's a sentence diagram which in this case is saying "You Are [any adverb] [any predicate adjective]", which would be like "You are really funny."
"You are a predicate adjective modifier."Is that what that means?
And I thought it was an Ishekawa diagram from the Quality Control Domain ;-)StuPS: anyone know how to spell ambigoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?
I got this one almost instantly -- and very clever. But it has come to my attention lately that not everyone spent as much time diagramming sentences when they were in grade school as I did...
I saw his blog in a magazine in Brazil. I liked. Congratulations!!
Yes. . . I am
I love this one. I enjoyed diagramming sentences at the age of 12 or 13! It allowed me to apply a near-mathematical system to the troubling realm of language. I should do it more often. Thanks.
Diagramming sentences? I get the feeling that my education may have been inadequate...
I remember the big orange folder with words on individual cards we had at primary school.You stood it up and made sentences like a linguistic Play Your Cards Right.
Ahh, RK graphing.. I never learned it in high school, but I'm taking a linguistics course at the moment, and so we've been doing it for weeks. It's fun at first, until you try to graph journalistic sentences. Some people just can't write!
I have a suspicion that sentence diagramming is something you learn in American school, and not many other places. I certainly didn't learn it in Australia (and had never heard of it until I moved to the US).
No such diagrams in Holland...
Have an English degree in English and used to teach English as a foreign language overseas and I've never heard of sentence mapping. Looks like fun, though.
I went although the way through school in the 80's and into College by the 92. Grad school by 96. I never once was taught to diagram a sentence until grad school learning Greek. Is that a sad commentary on public education?If it was not for Greek I would not have figured out this simple English sentence diagram.Just discovered this blog and it is my instant favorite. Genius you are, JHagy.
Genius card, agreed. But for those bagging on education or, to be precise, American public education for not providing children with adequate opportunities to diagram sentences I say simply this, "Dude, no."What American education absolutely does not need any more of is rote learning.
As a geologist, I interpreted this very differently to everyone else. The symbol on the right side of the diagram looks like a fault symbol, so I read the whole thing as "You are at fault".
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