posted by carlye on .
how do you diagram this sentence.. Monica,my best friend laughed with delight at my funny joke.
Appositive: my best friend
Adverb prepositional phrase modifying laughed: with delight
Adjective prepositional phrase modifying delight: at my funny joke
This website is the best I've seen for showing students how to diagram sentences. First, identify what you think each word is doing in the sentence, and then work on how to diagram it.
I'll get you started --
Monica = subject
my best friend = appositive
(possessive, adjective, noun)
... keep going ...