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II. THE CLAD ORDER,
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Diagramming Word SaladSubmitted by Karl Hagen
Palin's DiagramSubmitted by Karl Hagen
As she notes, diagramming a sentence tells you nothing about the sentence's meaning:
The diagram as an aesthetic objectSubmitted by Karl Hagen
The constituency problem, as Jangari correctly noted, concerns the prepositional phrase "with the solemn precision of scientists articulating chemical equations." The original diagramming indicates that the "we" of the sentence are learning with precision, but it seems much more natural to assume that it is the diagramming that occurs with precision. In other words, the PP modifies diagram, not learned.