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Grammar-Land: Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroom-shire

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Before the days of Schoolhouse Rock’s jingles like “Conjunction Junction,” and silly English class acronyms like the “Fan Boys,” there was the playful primer Grammar-Land, which has been teaching children (and adults in need of a refresher) the basic rules of English grammar since its first publication in the 1870s.

In the allegorical world of Grammar-Land, the nine parts
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 124 pages
Published September 30th 2010 by British Library (first published 1878)
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Rebecca Reid

Grammar has a reputation of being dull and dry, but a turn-of-the-century classic, Grammar-Land by M.L. Nesbitt (first published 1878), attempts to make it fun by turning learning the parts of speech into a game.

In the imaginary world of Grammar-Land, the parts of speech have been arguing about which of them is most important. They must come before Judge Grammar and explain themselves. The book is written with the “children of Schoolroom-shire” as the intended audience, and as each part of speec
i stumbled upon this book at a local bookstore and decided that it was time for a grammar refresher story. i felt like a witness sitting through the courtroom drama as Judge Grammar called upon the nine parts of speech into court who were contesting for ownership of words.

it's a quirky story that re-introduces the rules of grammar in an amusing and entertaining manner.

If you enjoy the laws of Grammar, you will love this book. Written back in the 1870's, it is a humorous story that takes place in the courthouse in Schoolroom-shire where Judge Grammar's laws rule over his 9 subjects - or 9 Parts-of-Speech. Judge Grammar had given words to all his subjects and let them have them for their very own as long as they obeyed the rules. There is rich Mr. Noun, his useful friend Mr. Pronoun, little Article, busy Dr. Verb, talkative Mr. Adjective, Adverb, perky Preposit ...more
Indeed the best book ever. Forget about a book for kids. This is awesome for adults. If u need to get grammar in the most fun way ever & never forget it. This is it.
K. C. Smith
Grammar-Land was good, but it did not really broaden my knowledge of grammar in any way. Also, I'm not sure if the personification of the Parts of Speech was entirely accurate. Parts of speech are not physical entities.
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