Diagramming the Eight Parts of Speech In order to begin diagramming, it is necessary for students to have an in-depth study of the eight parts of speech. Noun – names a person, place, thing or idea – can have five jobs in any sentence(1) subject, which is the most important job without which you will not have a sentence; (2) Direct Object; (3) Indirect object; (Object of the Prepositon; Predicate Adjective, Predicate Nominative; it will always ask and answer Who or What Verb (Predicate) - can show action; always creates time in your sentences – can have only One job in any sentence, it’s the Predicate. Adjective- modifies/describes any noun in a sentence – asks and answers Who or What of any noun or another adjectiver Adverb- modifies/describes the verb in any sentence – it will always asks and answers How, When, Where, Why of the predicate (verb) Preposition – a word used to shoe the relations between a noun/pronoun and some other word in the sentence (prepositional phrase) Conjunction – connects words, clauses and sentences: either, or, neither, nor, but, and, Interjection – shows strong emotion with proper punctuation Pronoun – takes the place of an established noun in your sentence(s). Deconstructionism 1 DIAGRAMMING SIMPLE SENTENCES WITH SPECIFIC NOUN AND PREDICATE Having reviewed all eight parts of speech, begin to deconstruct sentences by creating simple sentences Simple Sentences There are two parts of speech necessary to make a complete sentence; a noun as the Subject and the verb as the Predicate; The subject always comes before the predicate.(Note: it will help the student to understand the 8 parts of speech and how they interconnect with each other by assigning them their jobs.) Example: 1. The woman cried. 2. A dog barked. 3. The bird sang. Now create your own simple sentence.