Before you can effectively write using the English language, or even analyze how others use writing effectively, you need to be familiar with the basic parts and components of the English language. I know grammar isn’t your favorite subject to study and learn (hey, it isn’t my favorite either), BUT knowing and being able to identify these smaller component of your own language will allow you to write more effectively and assess and improve your own writing as the year progresses.

This week we will be examining how to correctly diagram sentences with interjections.

Interjections show excitement or emotion.

You diagram these sentences as follows:

Now practice with the sentence below:

  1. Mrs Lewis, did you wave at the hippopotamus?
  2. Laura, can you or Marian drive me to the creepy abandoned amusement park?
  3. SO ADORBS! Those two baby kittens are cuddled with that puppy!
  4. Mom, your yellow vase fell on the floor and broke into many pieces and I did not knock it over.
  5. YIKES! He barely missed being hit by that car!