Cheat Sheet: Grammar In Rhyme

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Picture of Pencil - Tipnut.comThree little words you often see,
Are articles — a, an, and the.

A Noun’s the name of any thing,
As school, or garden, hoop, or swing,

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

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

Verbs tell of something to be done–
To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, 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 or weather.

The Preposition stands before
A Noun, as in, or through a door.

The Interjection shows surprise,
As oh! how pretty–ah! how wise.

The whole are called Nine Parts of Speech,
Which reading, writing, speaking, teach.

Source: Dr. Chase’s Recipes, 1863

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Published: May 6, 2008

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12 Comments to “Cheat Sheet: Grammar In Rhyme”
  1. Frugal Dad says:

    Excellent tip! I can never remember what an adverb is – and if I can only remember that section of the rhyme it is worthwhile. Thanks for sharing this one.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    This is great – for me and my kids!

  3. Virginia says:

    I would like to print some of your ideas and patterns but I can’t afford to print all the extra web site things that are along with them. Can you please have printer friendly options to use? Thank you!

  4. TipNut says:

    Hi Virginia, I had to remove the printer friendly option because of a blog software update, the printer version wasn’t compatible and caused errors. I expect that to be fixed by the script writer sometime next month (I hope).

    Sorry that I had to remove it for now, I just didn’t have a choice since it no longer worked.

  5. attagirlpatti says:

    Just copy what you want and paste it into Excel. That way you get only the area you are to copy.

  6. Christense Andersen says:

    If you want to print highlight the section you want, right click and “copy.” Open a bank document in Microsoft Word. At the top of the screen in the Edit menu, click “paste special.” It will open a little widow with some choices. Choose “unformatted text” and click ok. This way you can copy and print whatever text you want, but you won’t get any of the internet HTML formatting.

  7. tomiddes says:

    Virginia, I’d copy and paste what you want into a word processor, like MS Word or Notepad, and print it.

    Or, you can highlight what you want to print, go to “file” on your screen (for Internet Explorer or Firefox, I’m not sure of other applications), select “print”, and when the dialog box comes up, and click the “selection” button before printing.

    Those are the quickest ways to print just what you want…

  8. tomiddes says:

    Oh, and the rhyme is adorable. :) I forgot to comment on that…

  9. Sacha says:

    I have Dr Chases’ book in my library. I did not think that another copy still existed.

  10. Georgie says:

    Wow what a blast from my past. I saw this in a book studing when I was about 20 (some years ago) and never thought I’d see it again! Thanks xxxx

  11. Whisper36 says:

    This is cooler than cool!

  12. Lisa in Houston says:

    Another option is to get exactly what you want showing on your screen, then hit the “print screen” key (top right side of your keyboard). Open a blank Word document, right click and Paste it. It will copy exactly what is on the screen and make it into a picture, then you can edit it using “format picture” options – you can crop out what you don’t want and keep what you do. I use this a lot.


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