I use diagramming to compare and contrast structures, and to represent ambiguity.
In the late 1990's, the listserve had clusters of postings concerning diagramming. These postings, archived online, provide informed opinion on sentence diagramming with the added advantage of participants responding to one another's views.
He used traditional diagramming with a text by Mark Lester: Grammar in the Classroom.
In a May 14, 1996 posting, Beason recounted a discussion with his graduate students on why diagramming only works for some students.
Or the thorny rosebush created by diagramming a prepositional phrase modifying another prepositional phrase:
For diagramming, they had to be turned inside out, the way a sock has to be eased onto a foot: What is the dog doing?
Part of the fun of diagramming sentences was that it didn't matter what they said.
Warren, N.J.-based Chubb Insurance Co., one of the country's largest property and casualty insurers, is a global user of diagramming software.
"We use the diagramming program to assist the underwriter in understanding building construction, protection and the client's operations, which ultimately allows for better underwriting decisions," he says.
Dyben spent a year traveling around the world deploying laptops and reaching consultants how to use them, including training the consultants on the diagramming software.
Saving the world with contingency diagramming
. The ABA Newsletter, 15, 45.
Moving from simple diagramming
to an integrated design toolkit creates a "win-win" situation for both integrators and their customers.