Here is a review of the nature of a sentence flow.
- A sentence flow is a graphical representation of the relationship between the words in a sentence.
- The main structure of a sentence flow is to put the sentence skeleton on the main line and the supporting words and phrases under the words which they modify.
- In a sentence flow, modifiers are placed under the words which they modify in such a way as to clearly demonstrate this modifying relationship.
Here is a review of the procedure for making a sentence flow.
- Divide up the passage into the individual units of thought, called propositions.
- Put the sentence skeleton on the main line.
- Put the supporting words and phrases under the words which they modify.
- Identify and place all dependent clauses.
- Isolate and highlight conjunctions.
- Use color to highlight repeated words and continuing or contrasting themes (optional).
- Use the structure of the sentence flow to show lists and parallel thoughts.