This book offers a practical introduction to sentence analysis in English. The system presented is a pedagogical compromise between tradition, relevance and comprehensiveness. It employs a small manageable set of terms and focuses on all the basics of sentence analysis. Progression is gentle, and all theory is carefully explained and followed by both ´lifeline´ exercises with solutions at the back of the book and ´deep-water´ ones without. This makes the book suitable for individual self-study as well as for classroom discussions in formal teaching situations.