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