Grammar SOS

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

While embarking on this dangerous exploration keep in mind Ambrose Bierce’s definition of grammar:
GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.

YET
Do not turn a deaf ear to Moliere’s warning: Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

Never forget what happened to the French kings …

🙂 🙂 🙂

THE PARTS OF SPEECH

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 and bridal ring

The VERB means action, something done –
To read, to write, to jump, to 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, ‘Hark!
I need an exclamation mark!

Through Poetry, we learn how each
of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.

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