Thursday, 12 May 2016

Grammar Lesson - poem

I wrote this a long time ago:

by Michael Rosen

A teacher said:
A noun is a naming word.
What is the naming word in the sentence,
'He named the ship Lusitania'?
'Named', said George.
'WRONG. It's ship.'

The teacher said:
A verb is a doing word.
What is the doing word
In the sentence
'I like doing homework'?
'Doing' said George.
'WRONG - it's like.'

The teacher said:
An adjective is a describing word.
What is a describing word
In the sentence
'Describing sunsets is boring'?
'Describing' said George.
'WRONG - it's boring.'

'I know it is,' said George.