Sentence Diagrams

  • Creating a sentence diagram is a good way to help learn the different functions of different parts of speech and parts of the sentence.  In my class, we'll use Kellogg-Reed diagrams to graphically analyze sentences.  Sample diagrams are available on this site to help you with homework and practice.

    Level I Diagrams (Subjects and Predicates) 

    Click on any diagram to see an explanation and examples of these simple diagrams.  Each of these sentences consists of subjects (nouns) and predicates (verbs).  The bottom three also include conjunctions.  You must master this basic diagram before progressing.

    1. Simple subject/predicate - Kelly laughed.
    2. Implied subject - Behave.  (You) behave.
    3. Multiple/Compound subjects - John and Sarah ran.  John, Sarah, and Susan ran.
    4. Multiple/Compound predicates - John ran and jumped.  John ran, jumped, and fell.
    5. Multiple/Compound subjects AND Multiple/Compound predicates - John and Sarah ran and jumped.

    Level II Diagrams (Objects, Adverbs, and Adjectives)

    1. Adjectives - The boy laughed.
    2. Adverbs - Kelly laughed loudly.
    3. Direct Objects - The boy threw the ball.