Tag Archives: prepositional phrases

Sentence Diagrams — Tutorial No. 5

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. The current topic is sentence diagrams. If you’ve never done it, please start with “Diagramming Tutorial No. 1” and work your way through. Diagramming is the best way to learn grammar, so … Continue reading

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Sentence Diagrams – Tutorial No. 4

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. If you’re new to diagramming sentences, please work through Sentence Diagrams – Tutorials 1 through 3. The sentence for this tutorial is another example of mushmouth, introduced in Diagram Tutorial No. 2. … Continue reading

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Sentence Diagrams – Tutorial No. 2

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. Sentence diagrams are a way of learning grammar that focuses on structure instead of rules. You should work through Sentence Diagrams – Tutorial No. 1 before you do this one. Mushmouth is … Continue reading

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Sentence Diagrams – Tutorial No. 1

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. The time has come to go hardcore with grammar diagrams. ‘Don’t let good grammar spoil good writing’. This was the headline of a piece by Philip Yaffe, posted at — http://www.contentwriter.in/articles/writing/grammar-writing.htm I … Continue reading

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Dangling Participles – Tutorial No. 4

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. Here are two more examples of introductory phrases that do not refer to the nouns or pronouns following them — which in these cases are the subjects of the sentences. I’ve highlighted … Continue reading

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Editing Tutorial No. 4

Thank you for visiting my business writing blog. Here’s a sentence from an annual report. It shows how a string of prepositional phrases can submerge an important word: Key drivers of the Group’s earnings were continued leadership in Business Banking … Continue reading

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