How to Diagram Sentences | 123Read&Write


Sentences in the English language follow a distinct pattern. By understanding how these patterns work, a child can learn sentence structure and improve their writing skills. One of the best ways to improve a child's writing capabilities is to teach them how to diagram sentences.

Terms to Remember

  • Subject - Who or what the sentece is about
  • Verb - The action of the subject
  • Adjectivea word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.
  • Direct Object - a noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb.
  • Article - The, a, an

Pattern 1 - Subject Before the Verb

Pattern 2 - Predicate Adjective


Pattern 3 - Direct Object


Pattern 4 - Indirect Object