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A Grammar Rhyme
by David B. Tower and Benjamin F. Tweed

A noun's the name of anything;
As, school or garden, hoop or swing.

Adjectives tell the kind of noun;
As, great, small, pretty, white, or brown.
Three of these words we often see,
Called articles - a, an, and the.

Instead of nouns the pronouns stand;
John's head, his face, my arm, your hand.

Verbs tell of something being done;
As read, write, spell, sing, jump, or run.

How things are done the adverbs tell;
As, slowly, quickly, ill, or well.
They also tell us where and when;
As here, and there, and now, and then.

A preposition stands before
A noun; as in, or through, a door.

Conjunctions sentences unite;
As kittens scratch and puppies bite.

The interjection shows surprise;
As, O, how pretty! Ah, how wise!
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A noun is a name of anything
A school, garden, kites or king.
Adjectives tell the kind of noun,
As great, small, pretty, white or brown
Instead of a noun the pronoun stands,
As his head, her face, your arm, my hand.

Verbs tell of something being done,
To read, count, carry, laugh or run.
How things are done the adverbs tell,
As slowly, quickly, ill or well.
Conjunctions join the words together
As men and women, wind and weather.

The preposition stands before the noun
As in or through a door.
The interjection shows surprise as
Oh! How pretty
Three little words you often see
Are articles a, an and the
The whole are nine parts of speech.
Which reading, writing and speaking teach.
Spell Chequer (borrowed from )

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques for my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it to say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
It's rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
Eye am shore your pleased two no
It's letter perfect awl the weigh
My checker tolled me sew.
Our "Grammar In Rhyme" in 1st year high school.

A noun's the name of anything
As school and garden , hoop , or swing
Adjectives tells the kinds of nouns
As , small , pretty , white , or brown
Instead of nouns , the pronouns stands
Their heads , your face , its few , his hand
To read , write , sing ,laugh , jump or run
How things are done the adverb tell
As slowly , quickly , ill , or well
Conjunctions joins the word together
As men and women , wind or weather
The preposition stands before a noun
As in or though a door
The Interjection shows surprise
As Oh! How pretty ! Oh ! How wise !

That is only 8 PARTS OF SPEECH . Why it's nine ?
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The "parts of speech" depend on which source you use - it's not set in stone. For example, some grammarians are "splitters", and list determiners, articles, and quantifiers separately from adjectives.
Others are "lumpers" and put all these (and others) under the category of "modifiers."
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