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let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

the math thread made me think about this, is there still diagramming sentences with propositions hanging out on the bottom like a dilz, and different things for verbs and adverbs or what

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my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015



Yes.

Ardemia
Jan 2, 2004
IT IS MY RIGHT TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN I'VE PUT BACK SIX SHIRLEY TEMPLES OK



Is it a compound sentence or a wiring diagram for a switch?

who knows

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

Ardemia posted:

Is it a compound sentence or a wiring diagram for a switch?

who knows

gently caress I thought compound was when u put the grass clippings in the neighbors yard

bollig
Apr 7, 2006

Never Forget.


My dad thinks that the death of the English language, and thus civilization, started when diagramming sentences ceased to be the foundation of being a student.

Dogmeat
Jun 20, 2003


Woof!



Bread Liar

My two favorite teachers were my eighth grade teacher that was like all gently caress standards and state tests y'all are are ripping apart sentences for a solid year with no breaks or diversions because nobody else is gonna teach you, and the other was my sophomore english teacher that did the same but marginalia. They were fun.

Return Of JimmyJars
Jun 24, 2006

YOU CAN NOT BUST THE KRUST


I had a teacher call it a "prepper-zistion" in middle school. She didn't seem to understand what it meant either and would get really mad if you contested anything marked wrong on homework and tests.

puppet pal mitch
Oct 23, 2008


Understanding the structure of a sentence isn't necessary to speaking correctly or sounding articulate and well educated. Every seventh grader has been conjugating verbs correctly for ten years, theres no reason to diagram what theyre already doing. Sentence diagramming, cursive writing and long division should be scrapped because theyre stupid wastes of time

Isaac
Aug 3, 2006

Take that and be happy.


Fun Shoe

Not sure what this is OP

a bone to pick
Sep 14, 2011



I knew people who still couldn't read by 8th grade.

Alucard
Mar 11, 2002


People who get snooty about ending sentences in propositions are people I don't want to hang out with.

Dolphin
Dec 5, 2008

ASK ME ANYTHING (AMA) ABOUT BEING LITERALLY TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS WOMAN AND JASON VOORHEES.

Alucard posted:

People who get snooty about ending sentences in propositions are people I don't want to hang out with.
with whom you don't want to hang out

CRIP EATIN BREAD
Jun 24, 2002

Hey stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time... Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T


Grimey Drawer

Dolphin
Dec 5, 2008

ASK ME ANYTHING (AMA) ABOUT BEING LITERALLY TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS WOMAN AND JASON VOORHEES.

Dolphin posted:

with whom you don't want to hang out
without whom you don't want to hang

Barudak
May 7, 2007

No no, I'm Sean Mexico. You must have me mistaken for someone else.

I never diagrammed a sentence and it made no sense and seemed an insane waste of time so hopefully its well and truly dead

Thots and Prayers
Jul 13, 2006

A is the for the atrocious abominated acts that YOu committed. A is also for ass-i-nine, eight, seven, and six.

B, b, b - b is for your belligerent, bitchy, bottomless state of affairs, but why?

C is for the cantankerous condition of our character, you have no cut-out.

Grimey Drawer

I'm no good at drawing emojis so I'd fail a modern diagramming class.

Edgar Allan Pwned
Apr 3, 2011

Quoth the Raven "I love the power glove. It's so bad..."


i did it in fourth and fifth grade but never again. was weirdly into it

Over There
Jun 28, 2013



Balliver Shagnasty
Feb 22, 2011



Barudak posted:

I never diagrammed a sentence and it made no sense and seemed an insane waste of time so hopefully its well and truly dead

Can't recall ever doing this, but there's a lot of poo poo I can't remember or subconsciously suppressed about school, so....

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013

If you have a tiny dog you should be arrested and the dog placed on a tiny dog rocket and fired into the sun!!!

Ramrod XTreme

I learned this in school and while parts of it made sense, many did not.

I have never found a use for it.

My only current ask is that you regard the diagram of I have of an arrow on my belly painted towards my huge balls

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



Big Beef City posted:



My only current ask

this is probably one of my least favorite phrases

Twelve Batmans
Dec 24, 2009

Twelve Batmans posted:

the pussy game was good so I'd nod and go "Damn babe that looks hard" and hold the laughter inside instead of showing her what real work looked like in a STEM degree.


I loved diagramming sentences. Gave me a solid understanding of how English syntax works and how you could swap certain parts on a sentence around to produce the same or a different effect. Very very fun.

Waffle House
Oct 26, 2004

I have terrible opinions about Destiny the Video Game

It was when I was in school!

hevnz 2 murgatroyd
Apr 13, 2018

rumps??


Honestly, if you have a pencil and a piece of paper you can diagram pretty much whatever you want.

roomforthetuna
Mar 22, 2005

I don't need to know anything about virii! My CUSTOM PROGRAM keeps me protected! It's not like they'll try to come in through the Internet or something!


Diagramming sentences?
code:
|         20 years              |
|-------------------------------|
|   10 years     |  probation   |
|          good behavior        |

BloodRed
Apr 21, 2004

I identify as a simian who pronounces the 'silent' letters in words.

Fallen Rib

{get hosed}

^
you

Sucrose
Dec 9, 2009


puppet pal mitch posted:

Understanding the structure of a sentence isn't necessary to speaking correctly or sounding articulate and well educated. Every seventh grader has been conjugating verbs correctly for ten years, theres no reason to diagram what theyre already doing. Sentence diagramming, cursive writing and long division should be scrapped because theyre stupid wastes of time

If you ever start learning a foreign language you'll suddenly be glad that you were taught the parts of a sentence in English. Like, learning the pronouns in Spanish would be a hell of a lot slower if the teacher had to first explain the very concept of an "indirect object" to the class instead of the students already knowing all that stuff from their middle-school English classes.

But that's really the only thing that it's good for; prepping you to learn a foreign language, so I'm not quite sure why they make such a big deal out of it for a few years in school. Because you're completely right, you don't need anybody to teach you the grammar of your native language; you've already been speaking it perfectly since you were about three.

Blue Raider
Sep 2, 2006



bollig posted:

My dad thinks that the death of the English language, and thus civilization, started when diagramming sentences ceased to be the foundation of being a student.

i agree with your father

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Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

I think we did sentence diagramming for like one week in middle school

but I later learned it properly on my own as a tool to help me grok the syntax of "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"

'cause I'm a NERRRD

puppet pal mitch posted:

Sentence diagramming, cursive writing and long division should be scrapped because theyre stupid wastes of time
hey long division is important for quotient-remainder theorem, which is invaluable for many inductive proofs in discrete mathematics


[cubone is found hanging by a wedgie from the school flagpole]

Cubone fucked around with this message at May 17, 2018 around 08:34

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