Illustrating Sentences

Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

Here below is a version of a drawing I made on the board today in the English Grammar class I’m teaching this spring.  Students read chapter 2 in Kolln and Gray’s Rhetorical Grammar, but I found that the discussion and explanation of the 7 sentence patterns needed further clarification with a drawing that mapped out how these sentence patterns are distinguished by 4 verb types and by their complements and/or objects.