"The purpose of the lungs in Galen’s system was mainly to ventilate the heart and thus regulate innate heat—an entity emanating from the heart and present from birth (it gradually diminished with age), which, cooking the blood as it arrived from the veins, injected it with vital pneuma that the arteries then distributed around the body." ... See MoreSee Less
I'm simultaneously working on my book about illness for St. Martin's Press and diagramming sentences for the last volume of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, which means that the lucky grammar students get to diagram THIS one. Give it a try and I'll post my version tomorrow!
The purpose of the lungs in Galen’s system was mainly to ventilate the heart and thus regulate innate heat—an entity emanating from the heart and present from birth (it gradually diminished with age), which, cooking the blood as it arrived from the veins, injected it with vital pneuma that the arteries then distributed around the body. ... See MoreSee Less
I made a few decisions here that could have gone a different way. My biggest question (since I didn’t really understand the science in the sentence 😂 ) is what “entity” is the appositive of. Its location in the sentence and the fact that it is singular made me diagram it as the appositive of “heat,” but I think it might be referring to the lungs.
I’m sorry. I know it’s totally off topic - do you think we’ll see a new book in the History of the World Series at some point? I love reading everything you’ve written but I miss that series.
Everything else is just window dressing in the form of phrases and clauses! 😂🤣
Susan, please guide me to a source that has answers to the diagrams. I don’t know how to diagram and teaching my son is nearly impossible without scouring the books to try to find answers.
I’m fascinated by this innate heat business! Who cares about grammar when we’re talking about cooking the blood, pneuma, and what have you?
I am stumped as to which reaction emoji to choose. I thought I was going to choose the "wow face", but both the uproariously laughing face and the tearful one caught my eye, and I found I could not choose! That is quite the sentence!
Not familiar with your diagramming style - would you accept a modified Moutoux? 😄
You’re a beast Susan Wise Bauer.
I wish I were still homeschooling, so I could toss this example at one of my kids!
I loved diagramming sentences in school, eons ago. Such fun puzzles, and so clarifying for choices and uses of words. Great intellectual and brain exercise. You realize how important every single word is, and how each needs to fit logically with all the others. Do most junior high and high schools teach it any more? Our daughter went to a wonderful Catholic school and she got little of it, from my perspective.
You should diagram St. Paul's sentences. I'd have to see proof some of his aren't run-on's with a period at the end 😂
How big of a piece of paper will I need? 🤔😆
Ooohhhhh I wish I remembered I loved it when I was in school.
I rarely do this, but my heart is breaking for my wonderful friends the Sharpes. I met them fifteen years ago via the Well-Trained Mind message boards, and our families became friends despite the distance--their daughter Lucy and my Emily were the same age.
Lucy was struck by a hit and run driver two days ago and is facing a long and serious rehabilitation. The Sharpes are self-employed, and this will be a difficult time for them. If you're so moved, consider helping them out. And keep them in your thoughts.
Im so sorry. That must be very difficult for her and her parents as well as all the people who care about her. May she have a swift recovery and excellent care.
This isnt to be political: her story is the same as many others touched by random injuries or a medical condition. Here you are advocating for just her, but if you use your platform to advocate for universal Healthcare you can help countless people in her situation (Americans already pay for Healthcare out of salaries, that money would be used differently). Gofundme isnt a sustainable way to care for the sick or injured.
Donated! May she recover fully and quickly. Hugs to the family.
Thank you, Susan!
I prayed for her
Praying for this young lady and her family.
May the good Lord heal her.
Thanks for sharing. Gave a little; let us know if they need more help
I galloped racehorses the summer between college and grad school, at a thoroughbred stable north of Richmond. Boy, does that take some muscle. We all had arms like swimmers and thighs like running backs by the end of the season.