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Grammar in Rhyme.

March 5, 2011

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GRAMMAR IN RHYME.

We advise every little Grammarian just entering on Murray, Brown, or any of the thousand Grammars in use, to commit to memory the following easy lines, and then they never need to mistake a part of speech. – Exchange paper.

1. Three little word you often see,
Are Articles — a, an and the.

2. A Noun’s the name of any thing,
As School or Garden, Hoop or Ring.

3. Adjectives tell the kind of Noun,
As great, small, pretty, red or brown.

4. Instead of Nouns the Pronouns stand —
Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.

5. Verbs tell of something being done —
To read, write, count, sing, jump or run.

6.How things are done the Adverbs tell,
As slowly, quickly, ill or well.

7. Conjunctions join the word together,
as men and women, wind or weather.

8. The Prepositions stand before
A Noun, as in or through a door.

9. The Interjections show surprise,
As oh! how pretty; ah! how wise.

The whole are called Nine Parts of Speech,
Which Reading, Writing, Speaking teach.

The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio) Mar 17, 1852

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Another “GRAMMAR” poem:

Mrs. Grammar’s Ball