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An added bonus is that the book is fun to read.
The book, however, assumes that you already do know how to diagram a sentence (or at least knew at one time because you learned it in school).
Kitty Burns Florey has written a book about the English language that is witty, charming, educational, and impossible to put down.
This book gives a brief history of sentence diagramming. The author uses quirky examples to drive home the importance of diagramming.Published 1 month ago by Jennifer N. White
From its awkward beginnings (text enclosed by balloons) to something resembling what's seen on the cover, minus the dog (which does not appear to be barking), Kitty Burns Florey... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Craig R Ceely
A short and charmingly written discussion of the (virtually lost) art of sentence diagramming. For word lovers of a certain age, this will recall a host of memories: dusty... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anne Mills
From the rave reviews I read, I was looking forward to a review of diagramming sentences and a trip down memory lane. I was disappointed in the examples the author used.Published 8 months ago by Voracious Reader
Interesting and quirky, indeed. I'm enough of a weirdo that it had more instructions on HOW to learn to get better at sentence diagramming. But a fun book.Published 12 months ago by phanatic
A fun history of diagraming for all of us grammar geeks. Florey has a great way with words. It has earned a place on my shelf between "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by CMH
How embarrassing is that? I loved diagramming sentences when I was in grade school, and I often thought my college students would have constructed much better sentences if they... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Buddha Baby
This book received great reviews when it first came out, but still, I hesitated before buying it. Did I REALLY want to return to the world of grade school and junior high, where I... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ohioan
I have intended for about 2-3 years to get this book and thought it might not even be in print. But I got it, one for me and one for a friend. He loved it! Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by C. R. Yarmuth