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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 12:08 AM
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7. Slate did a similar article, here:
"There are plenty of people out therenot only English teachers but also amateur language buffs like mewho believe that diagramming a sentence provides insight into the mind of its perpetrator. The more the diagram is forced to wander around the page, loop back on itself, and generally stretch its capabilities, the more it reveals that the mind that created the sentence is either a richly educated onewith a Proustian grasp of language that pushes the limits of expressionor such an impoverished one that it can produce only hot air, baloney, and twaddle."



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