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March Forth: The Grammar Song

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Uploaded on Mar 3, 2010

Make it a ringtone at iTunes: http://j.mp/abN7jq. The verses teach you grammar. Follow along:

Hey, all you grammar lovers
Come on and march forth with me.

March forth
Grammar is the bomb
March forth
The band is playing our song
March forth
Grammar can't go wrong
March forth
You know it won't take long

["SLOWLY" IS AN ADVERB. "TO BOLDY GO" IS A SPLIT INFINITIVE.]
Drive slowly in a fast car, and
Let the adverbs fly
Get brave enough to boldly go, and
Split right through the sky

["OVER," "ON," AND "BY" ARE PREPOSITIONS. "BETWEEN" IS OFTEN USED WHEN REFERRING TO TWO ITEMS OR CHOICES.]
Decorate with prepositions
Over, on, and by
Plant a noun between two trees
Let the adverbs fly

March forth
Loudly, quickly, well
March forth
It doesn't hurt to spell
March forth
Jointly, smartly, fast
March forth
Good grammar is meant to last

[THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT VERB TENSES.]
The present is continuous because we are singing
The past was continuous because you were ringing
The future is continuous when you will be bringing
A love of good grammar, to the whole world singing.

March forth
Grammar is the bomb
March forth
The band is playing our song
March forth
Grammar can't go wrong
March forth
You know it won't take long

[THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT VERB TENSES.]
The present is perfect because we have walked
The past was perfect because we had talked
If the future is perfect, we will have soared
If you love good grammar, you'll never be bored.


March forth
[spoken] @Word_czar's thinking is that possessives precede gerunds.

March forth
[spoken] @Murkland has stockpiled everyone's surplus apostrophes to toss as confetti.

March forth
[spoken] @hallowdmachine wants us to gather 'round the table while Dad splits the infinitive.

March forth
[spoken] @MarthAYoung has a dangling participle she's been dying to wear.

March forth
[spoken] @EditorMark is feeling anxious about National Grammar Day--eager, but anxious.

March forth
[spoken] Happy National Grammar Day, everyone. Exelauno

The song--a celebration of National Grammar Day, was written by Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl) and Erika Paul Carlson.

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