kitchen table math, the sequel: one more thing I (still) don't know how to do

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

one more thing I (still) don't know how to do

So....I wonder when I'm going to find time to learn how to diagram sentences?

(book reviews - $)

When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse by Ben Yagoda

The Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left by David Crystal


Anonymous said...

Oh God, it's the grammatical equivalent of a Venn diagram.

Invented by Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellog.

How can you resist learning how to do this when it's invented by someone with the name of "Brainerd?"

The link Reed and Kellog's book is here:;cc=nietz;view=toc;idno=00ABY4888m

Scroll way down and you can click on the links to see all the lessons in the book.

Catherine Johnson said...

I desperately wish to learn sentence diagramming.

I got started awhile back; then got derailed. (No idea how to diagram that.)

You must read Mulroy's WAR AGAINST GRAMMAR!

TurbineGuy said...

Fricking Jumping Jack Rabbits!

You have totally brought on flashbacks from my childhood.

I distinctly remember doing diagrams upon diagrams while growing up.

You think it would of stuck, but my grammar is still horrible (relatively).

Catherine Johnson said...

I must learn diagramming!

Catherine Johnson said...

So must Christopher!

Catherine Johnson said...

David Mulroy made me realize that I have virtually no ability to read modern poetry or archaic texts.

He's a classicist; he uses diagramming to help with translations.