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Grammar by Diagram: Understanding English Grammar Through Traditional Sentence Diagraming

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Structured to follow each chapter of the Grammar by Diagram text, this workbook includes practice exercises, a summary of concepts for each chapter and a complete answer key.
Paperback, Second Edition, 456 pages
Published July 10th 2006 by Broadview Press (first published May 9th 2003)
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Jul 08, 2012 Corey rated it it was amazing
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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 diagramming.

Grammar 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
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Mar 29, 2012 Lauren Parker rated it it was amazing
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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 ...more
Nov 15, 2015 Alisha rated it really liked it
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I used this book as a textbook for my Traditional English Grammar class. This book is very helpful when you need to look up the rules of grammar and such. It even shows you how to diagram the sentences as you go through learning the process.
Mar 05, 2015 Katrina rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 04, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing
I purposely waited until my last semester to take the grammar class that was required for my degree. Grammar makes me mad. I have dealt with too many teachers who do not care about how well people use words but only how they punctuate a sentence. I like Creative Writing and I prefer the liberties that it allows. I will still break the rules all the time, but now I will break them in defiance rather than ignorance. I knew all the parts of speech and basic grammar rules, but I feel stupid ...more
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Aug 13, 2016 Dainius Šileika rated it really liked it
This book could be your first book on grammar and sentence diagramming, but it is not quite in depth enough to be your only book.

Vitto does a good job alternating between prescriptive and descriptive chapters, and having finished this book, you will have a good general sense of grammar and be reasonably skilled in diagramming. However, to really get the most out of it, you will probably have to go through the workbook instead, something that I resent as I believe a textbook should have enough ex
Jay Budzilowski
Dec 07, 2015 Jay Budzilowski rated it liked it
This was my textbook for a college level grammar course. I found the book very thorough and helpful and I will probably hang on to it as a reference. If I actually enjoyed grammar, I would probably rate this book higher. While I understand the use for diagramming sentences, I hope I never diagram another sentence in my lifetime.
Oct 28, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
Refreshing my memory on diagramming sentences to have an editor's workshop. Book has plenty of exercises and is exactly what I wanted. I have a library copy, but I may purchase my own copy.
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