A Parser’s Paradise: Sentence Diagrams 1839 to 1895

Sentence diagrams became a commonplace feature in English grammars by the mid to late 19th century, and even spawned a new genre— the parsing manual. Terminology used in the captions is generally derived directly from the grammars and may not reflect modern usage. Captions are available in the slideshow view.

I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.”―GERTRUDE STEIN

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