Discussion in 'English Only' started by rich7, Jul 26, 2006.
What's the verb you use to describe this action in graamar?
You could say "diagram" a sentence (at least that's the word I remember from my school days).
It is not exactly the word I'm looking for, but still it is great help thanks.
Anybody who can chip in with the other word?
Did you check the link that I provided above?
Here's their definition of 'diagramming a sentence':
Yeah I did, but that's not the word that at some time in the past I studied.
Analyse the syntax of the sentence.
"Parse" a sentence was what my old English teacher (Mr O'Connell, known to all and sundry as "Lib"!) used to call it.
(The Irish on the forum will probably understand why a Mr O'Connell was nikc-named "Lib".)
That's it, I knew somone would help me here.
Thanks a ton Maxiogee you're an angel, by the way I wish I were Irish¡¡¡
Not yet I'm not!
If you are very rich, and only 7, then come on over here and I'll adopt you!
Parse! of course. How could I ever forget the word which (second only to "decline" in Latin classes) made be shiver with fear at school.
I thought that 'parsing' was different, namely identifying the role of a particular word in a sentence, and explaining how its form fits that role, rather than explaining the structure of a sentence. Certainly that was how I was trained to parse Latin words!
phrase structure tree
concrete syntax tree
Excellent, let me tell you Linguist.
Separate names with a comma.