Diagrams of the Principal Parts of Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.


d36aIntransitive—having one Subject, one Predicate.
d36bTransitive—having one Subject, one Predicate, one Object.


d36-cde  Intransitive—two Subjects, one Predicate
 Intransitive—one Subject, two Predicates.
 Transitive—one Subject, two Predicates, two Objects.
d36-f-k  Transitive—two Subjects, two Predicates, one Object.
 Transitive—two Subjects, two Predicates, two Objects.
 Transitive—two Subjects, one Predicate, two Objects.
 Transitive—two Subjects, one Predicate, one Object.
 Transitive—one Subject, two Predicates, one Object.
 Transitive—one Subject, one Predicate, two Objects.


d36-lm  First Clause, Intransitive; Second, Transitive.
 First Clause, Transitive; Second, Intransitive.


d36-no  The Auxiliary sentence Substantive Subject of the Principal sentence.
 The Auxiliary sentence Substantive Object of the Principal sentence.
d36-p  Principal sentence, Simple, Intransitive.
 Auxiliary sentence, Simple, Transitive, Adverbial.
d37-q  Principal sentence, Simple, Transitive.
 Auxiliary sentence, Simple, Transitive, Adjective.


fist Rem.—Let the pupil write the Diagram for each sentence on the back-board and insert the words in the proper places.

Beatitudes diagram Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation,
for, when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.


That I have taken this old man's daughter, is most true.”
“As they sat down, one SAID to his friend at his right, ‘We shall soon see who is who.’”
“We bustle up with unsuccessful speed,
And in the saddest part, cry—‘Droll indeed.’”
“Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
“A celebrated writer says—‘Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.’”

“There is SOMETHING in their hearts which passes speech.”
“I heard the complaints of the LABORERS who had reaped down his fields, and the cries of the POOR whose covering he had taken away.”
“The difference in the HAPPINESS which is received or bestowed by the MAN who guards his temper, and that by the MAN who does not, is immense.”

And, as I passed along, I HEARD the complaints of the laborers.
“The sweet remembrance of the just,
SHALL FLOURISH when he sleeps in dust.”
“But when he caught the measure wild,
The old man RAISED his head, and SMILED.”
“And when [he was] listening to this, he WOULD often CLASP his hands in ecstasy of delight.”
“Their advancement in life and in education was SUCH that each ought to have been a gentleman.”
As they sat down, one SAID to his friend on his right, 'We shall soon see who is who.’”
If you would know the deeds of him who chews,
ENTER the house of God, and SEE the pews.” Adams.

Virtue secures happiness.
“Darkness is o’er the land—
For lo! a death-flag streams upon the breeze—
The Hero hath departed!”
“Nay, let us weep. Our grief hath need of tears—
Tears should embalm the dead.

 * * * * * * *

Throned in a nation’s love he sunk to sleep,
And so awoke in heaven.”—Mrs. Stevens.
“The perfect world, by Adam trod,
Was the first temple—built by God:
His fiat laid the corner-stone,
And heaved its pillars one by one.
“He hung its starry roof on high—
The broad, illimitable sky;
He spread its pavement green and bright,
And curtained it with morning light.”

  1. “A man of refinement never has recourse to proverbs and vulgar aphorisms.”
  2. “Across the ocean, came a pilgrim bark.”
  3. The bark of the trunk of the white oak is frequently variegated with large black spots.
  4. The wood of the young stocks is very elastic, and is susceptible of minute divisions
  5. “The flowers put forth in the month of May.”
  6. Night, sable goddess, from her ebon throne
    In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
    Her leaden sceptre o’er a slumbering world.”
  7. “Vulgarism in language, is a distinguishing characteristic of bad company, and a bad education,”
  8. “The wood of the Silver Fir is not much used as timber.” Goodrich
  9. “The Hemlock Spruce is not much esteemed for timber.”
  10. “Milton’s learning has all the effect of intuition.”
  11. “His imagination has the force of nature.”
  12. “Heaven, from all creatures, hides the book of fate.”
  13. “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind.”
  14. “If a noble squire had conducted himself well, during the period of his service, the honor of Knighthood was generally conferred upon him at the age of twenty.”
  15. “ Another bright day's sunset bathes the hills
    That gird Samaria.”
  16. “One glance of wonder, as we pass, deserve
    The books of Time.”
  17. “A fretful temper will divide
    The choicest knot that may be tied,
    By ceaseless, sharp corrosion.
  18. A temper, passionate and fierce,
    May suddenly your joys disperse
    At one immense explosion.”
  19. “But no mere human work or character is perfect.
  20. “The profoundest depths of man's intellect can be fathomed.
  21. “In the loftiest frights of his imagination he can be followed.
  22. “None of his richest mines are inexhaustible.”
  23. The time must come, when all will have been said, that can be said, to exalt the character of any individual of our race, however great his talents or illustrious his virtues.
  24. “Mysterious are His ways, whose power
    Brings forth that unexpected hour,
    When minds that never met before,
    Shall meet, unite, and part no more.”
  25. “Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.”
  26. “That secrets are a sacred trust,
    That friends should be sincere and just,
    That constancy befits them—
    Are observations on the case,
    That savor much of common-place,
  27. And all the world admits them.”
  28. “The dilatory caution of Pope enabled him to condense his sentiments, to multiply his images, and to accumulate all that study might produce, or chance supply.”
  29. “Dryden often surpasses expectation—
  30. Pope never falls below it.”
  31. “Dryden is read with frequent astonishment—
  32. Pope, with perpetual delight.”
  33. “The heavenly hills were oft within thy view,
  34. And oft the shepherd called thee to his flock.”