What is Grammar?
Here’s an old children’s rhyme about the eight parts of speech of English grammar. It gives you an idea of what grammar is about. Read and remember it.
- Every name is called a noun, as field and fountain, street and town.
- In place of noun the pronoun stands, as he and she can clap their hands.
- The adjective describes a thing, as magic wand or bridal ring.
- Most verbs mean action, something done, to read and write, to jump and run.
- How things are done the adverbs tell, as quickly, slowly, badly, well.
- The preposition shows relation, as in the street or at the station.
- Conjunctions join, in many ways, Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase.
- The interjection cries out, “Heed! An exclamation point must follow me.
February 6, 2015