Grammar-Land

M. L. Nesbitt

In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land.

"Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, even their own subjects would laugh at them, and would say: “Poor things!

They are funny fellows, these nine Parts-of-Speech. You will find out by-and-by which you like best amongst them all. There is rich Mr. Noun, and his useful friend Pronoun; little ragged Article, and talkative Adjective; busy Dr. Verb, and Adverb; perky Preposition, convenient Conjunction, and that tiresome Interjection, the oddest of them all."

Genre(s): Reference, Language learning

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction Kara Shallenberg
00:09:46
Play 01 Mr. Noun Kara Shallenberg
00:10:47
Play 02 Little Article Kara Shallenberg
00:06:56
Play 03 Mr. Pronoun Kara Shallenberg
00:11:18
Play 04 Serjeant Parsing's Visit to Schoolroom-shire Kara Shallenberg
00:01:56
Play 05 Mr. Adjective Kara Shallenberg
00:10:03
Play 06 Mr. Adjective Tried for Stealing Kara Shallenberg
00:11:24
Play 07 The Quarrel Between Mr. Pronoun and Mr. Adjective, and Little Interjection Kara Shallenberg
00:13:27
Play 08 Dr. Verb Kara Shallenberg
00:10:57
Play 09 Dr. Verb's Three Tenses, Number, and Persons Kara Shallenberg
00:11:50
Play 10 Serjeant Parsing in Schoolroom-Shire Again Kara Shallenberg
00:02:34
Play 11 The Nominative Case Kara Shallenberg
00:08:46
Play 12 Adverb Kara Shallenberg
00:08:55
Play 13 Preposition Kara Shallenberg
00:09:22
Play 14 Prepositions Govern the Objective Case Kara Shallenberg
00:08:50
Play 15 Conjunction Kara Shallenberg
00:08:35
Play 16 Active Verbs Govern the Objective Case Kara Shallenberg
00:10:32
Play 17 The Possessive Case; and Who's to Have the Prize? Kara Shallenberg
00:09:41