Bill cut some wood. billcutwood some The sentence base is placed on a horizontal line.
Jim and Jerry ate a sub. Jim Jerry and ate sub a This is a direct object
Fish ate a minnow. fishateminnow a The vertical line that goes through the horizontal line separates the subject from the verb. The diagonal line is for adjectives and adverbs. The are called “modifier”.
My mom and my dad drove the big car. mom dad and my drovecar the big
girls boys and the ran quickly The boy and the girl ran. conjunction
girls boy and the threw The girls and the boy threw the ball. the ball
The creepy bugs and the crawling insects flew silently in the night. Bugs insects and creepy Crawling flew in silently the night
Mr. Heiderbrink caught the ball. Mr. Heiderbrink caughtball the
I read a big book with a great ending. Ireadbook a big with a great ending Prepositional phrase
girlsshootbasketball thetall Tall girls shoot the basketball. Direct object