NICHT SCHRIEBEN KANN. King at SCSU Scholars has turned up more information on sentence-parsing.

Study the above example, and parsing the following ought to be a trivial exercise. (The above example is a great way of visualising "parallel prepositional phrases.")
It seems trite to say that because we all do, but I believe you can't make an essay until you can write a paragraph, and you can't write a paragraph until you know how to write a sentence, and you can't write a sentence until you know the elements of grammar.
My title is a tease: I mentally translated the preceding into German and used a trick -- it drove some of my slower fellow students crazy -- of sticking all the verbs at the end. Less sensitive German to word order is. (Hey, was Yoda really a German Jedi Master heisst Jodl?)

No comments: