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Grammar Jingles

ARTICLE ADJECTIVE JINGLE With every word, word, word.


We are the article adjectives! Add a capital letter, letter VERB JINGLE
Teeny, tiny adjectives! And an end mark, mark. A verb, a verb. What is a verb?
A, AN, THE Now, we're finished, and aren't we Haven’t you heard?
A, AN, THE smart! There are two kinds of verbs:
We are called article adjectives and Now our sentence has all its parts! The action verb and the linking verb.
noun markers. REMEMBER: The action verb shows a state of action,
We are memorized and used every day. Subject (clap, clap); Verb (clap, clap); Like stand and sit and smile.
So if you spot us, you can mark us Complete sense (clap, clap, clap); The action verb is always doing
With the label "A". Capital letter, and an end mark, too. Because it tells what the subject does.
We are the article adjectives! That's what a sentence is all about! We stand! We sit! We smile!
Teeny, tiny adjectives! The linking verb is a state of being.
A, AN, THE NOUN JINGLE (sung to the tune of "This Like am, is, are, was, and were,
A, AN, THE Old Man") Look, become, grows, and feels.
This little noun A linking verb shows no action
NYMNS JINGLE Floating around Because it tells what the subject is.
Homonyms sound the same, Names a person, place, or thing. He is a clown. He looks funny.
Like to and too and two. With a knick, knack, paddy-whack,
Synonyms mean the same, These are English rules. ADVERB JINGLE
Like small and little do. Isn't language fun and cool? An adverb modifies a verb, adjective, or
Antonyms are opposites, another adverb.
Like over and under and old and new. NOUN JINGLE An adverb asks, "How? When? Where?"
So, if you are in doubt, check it out; It’s a noun jingle, my friend. To find an adverb, GO, ASK, GET.
Do what all good writers do. Shake it to the left, Where do I GO? To a verb, adjective, or
Consult the dictionary and thesaurus Shake it to the right, another adverb.
To help your writing Dude! Find a noun and then recite: What do I ASK? How? When? Where?
A noun names a person; What do I GET? An adverb! (clap)
SENTENCE JINGLE A noun names a thing; That's what!
A sentence, sentence, sentence A noun names a person, Place or thing.
Is complete, complete, complete And sometimes as idea. ADJECTIVE JINGLE
When five simple rules it meets, meets, Person, Place, Thing, Idea. An adjective modifies a noun or a
meets. So, shake it to the left, pronoun.
It has a subject, subject, subject Shake it to the right, An adjective asks, "What kind? Which
And a verb, verb, verb. Find those nouns, and feel just right! one? How many?"
It makes sense, sense, sense To find an adjective, GO, ASK, GET.

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Where do I GO? To the noun or the But it’s the noun jobs That makes nouns
pronoun. 3. Preposition, Preposition so revealing.
What do I ASK? What kind? Which Starting with a D. To find the nouns in a sentence,
one? How many? down (slow & long), Go to their jobs, go to their jobs.
What do I get? An adjective! (clap) during (snappy). Nouns do the objective jobs:
That's what! They’re the IO, DO, OC, and OP jobs;
4. Preposition, Preposition And nouns do subjective jobs:
THE PREPOSITION JINGLE Don’t go away. They’re the SN, PN, and PrN jobs.
A PREP PREP PREPOSITION Go to the middle Jobs, Jobs, Noun Jobs! Yea!
Is a special group of words And see what we say.
That connects a E-F-I and L-N-O PRONOUN (sung to the tune of "This Old Man")
NOUN, NOUN, NOUN except, for, from, This little pronoun,
Or a PRO PRO PRONOUN in, inside, into, Floating around,
To the rest of the sentence. like, near, of, Takes the place of a little old noun.
off, on, out, With a knick knack paddy wack,
OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION JINGLE outside, over. These are English rules.
Dum De Dum Dum! Isn’t language fun and cool?
An O-P is a N-O-U-N or a P-R-O 5. Preposition, Preposition
After the P-R-E-P Almost through. SUBJECT PRONOUN
In a S-E-N-T-E-N-C-E. Start with P and end with W. There are seven subject pronouns
Dum De Dum Dum - Done! past, since, through, That are easy as can be:
throughout, to, toward, I and we, (clap twice)
PREPOSITION FLOW (The 49 Prepositions under, underneath, He and she, (clap twice)
Jingle) until, up, upon, It and they and you. (clap three)
1. Preposition, Preposition with, within, without.
Starting with an A. OBJECT PRONOUN JINGLE
(Fast) 6. Preposition, Preposition There are seven object pronoungs
aboard, about, above, Easy as can be. That are easey as can be:
across, after, against, We’re all finished, Me and us (clap twice)
(Slow) And aren’t you pleased? Him and her (clap twice
along, among, around, at. We’ve just recited It and them and you (clap three times)
All 49 of these. POSSESSIVE PRONOUN
2. Preposition, Preposition NOUN JOB JINGLE There are seven possessive pronouns
Starting with a B. Nouns will give you a run for your That are easy as can be:
(Fast) money. My and our, (clap twice)
before, behind, below, They do so many jobs His and her, (clap twice)
beneath, beside, between, That it’s not even funny. Its and their and your. (clap three)
(Slow) A noun (person, place, or thing)
beyond, but, by. Is very appealing!
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THE 23 HELPING VERBS OF THE MEAN, THE EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH JINGLE INDIRECT OBJECT JINGLE
LEAN VERB MACHINE JINGLE Want to know how to write? An indirect object is a noun or a
These 23 helping verbs will be on my Use the eight parts of speech – They’re pronoun.
test. dynamite! An indirect object receives what the
I gotta remember them so I can do my Nouns, Verbs, and Pronouns – They rule! direct object names.
best. They’re called the NVP’s, and they’re An indirect object is located between
I’ll start out with 8 and finish with 15; really cool! the verb-transitive and the direct object.
Just call me the mean, lean verb The Double A’s are on the move; To find the indirect object, ask TO
machine. Adjectives and Adverbs help you WHOM or FOR WHOM after the direct
groove! object.
There are 8 be verbs that are easy as Next come the PIC’s, and then we’re
can be: done! PREDICATE NOUN JINGLE
am, is, are – was and were, The PIC’s are Preposition, Interjection, A predicate noun is a noun or a
am, is, are – was and were, and Conjunction! pronoun.
am, is, are – was and were, All together now, the eight parts of A predicate noun means the same
All together now, the 8 be verbs: speech, abbreviations please: thing as the subject word.
am, is, are – was and were – be, being, NVP, AA, PIC - NVP, AA, PIC! A predicate noun is located after a
and been, linking verb.
am, is, are – was and were – be, being, SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTION JINGLE To find the predicate noun ask WHAT or
and been. There are some subordinate WHO after the verb.
There’re 23 helping verbs, and I’ve conjunctions in the Town.
recited only 8. After, Although, As, As much as, PREDICATE NOUN JINGLE
That leaves fifteen more that I must Because, Before, How, If, In order that, Listen, my comrades, and you shall hear
relate: Inasmuch as, Provided, Since, Than, About predicate nouns from far and
has, have, and had – do, does, and did, That, Though, Unless, Until, When, Where, near.
has, have, and had – do, does, and did, Whether, (pause) While. No one knows the time or year
might, must, may – might, must, may. When the predicate nouns will appear.
Knowing these verbs will save my grade: DIRECT OBJECT JINGLE Listen now to all the facts,
can and could – would and should, A direct object is a noun or pronoun. So you will know when the Pred’s are
can and could – would and should, A direct object completes the meaning back!
shall and will, - shall and will. of the sentence. Dum De Dum Dum!
A direct object is located after the verb- A predicate noun is a special noun in
In record time, I did this drill. transitive. the predicate
I’m the mean, lean verb machine – To find the direct object ask WHAT or That means the same thing as the
STILL! WHOM after the verb. subject word.
To find a predicate noun, ask what or
who
After a linking verb

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