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By Tom Disch

ISBN-10: 0874518504

ISBN-13: 9780874518504

Gentle verse and eccentric illustrations make grammar their playground

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Such questions naturally gave one to think, Even if one were an adjective, Living a modestly adjectival life Out in the suburbs To think, that is to say, of what May actually have been meant by saying Stop or Go or Do or Dare. and even each other!! The other parts of speech were aghast. How might they, in plain fairness, resist These steady adverbial encroachments? " And that's how the adverbs were finally, Though not completely, defeated. Page 14 A Conjugation of the Verb to be Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 The Present Tense The future is ahead of me, The past is all behind, But I live in the present, free And only party blind.

Page 30 Fathers, Generally, Like Clowns, are Lower-Cased to Indicate their lesser and Improper State. Page 31 Proper Nouns Some nouns are proper, others plain. For instance, Massachusetts, Spain, Consolidated Edison, The Gap, Our fathers when we call them Pap, President Lincoln, Senator Dodd, The Pointer Sisters, Spot, and God Are classified as proper nouns, While fathers generally, like clowns, Are lower-cased to indicate Their lesser and improper state. Page 32 The Subject Page 33 Page 34 The Object Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 The Indirect Object I have to hand it to you, dear: You're the indirect object here Along with Thelma, Hank, and Hugh.

Let me explain: The verb to be" "You're such a pain! " "That may be true, but we'd agree, And that is what pronouns must do. " Page 72 Page 73 You and I If I were you, who would I be? Not me, because I would be you. I'd have your name and wear your clothes, And if I wrote, I'd write your prose, Which would not be like me at all.  Give me a call. Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 He, She, and It Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Thou, Thee, and Thine There was a time--it's long gone now- When thee was you, and you were thou.

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