Check It Out: 'Comma queen' writes a lovely resource
Way back when, during my junior high school days (back when it was called "junior high" and not "middle school" as it is now), I, and every other junior high student, was forced to diagram sentences. I did not like to do this — not at all. To know me now — English major, librarian, writer of "Check It Out" — one might assume that all things language-related thrill me to pieces. Beautifully written sentences? Yes. Knowing the difference between a "compound predicate with direct objects" and a "compound predicate with one direct object?" Not so much.