||First spread the sentence out on a clean, flat surface, such as an
ironing board. Then, using a sharp pencil or X-Acto knife, locate the
"predicate," which indicates where the action has taken place and is
usually located directly behind the gills. For example, in the sentence:
"LaMont never would of bit a forest ranger," the action probably took
place in a forest. Thus your diagram would be shaped like a little tree
with branches sticking out of it to indicate the locations of the various
particles of speech, such as your gerunds, proverbs, adjutants, etc.