- Grammar’s the science of Speech,
- The know-how of words thus to teach;
- Composed of two facts,
- Accidence and syntax,
- Of the eight parts of speech, all and each.
Grammar is the science of Speech.
Grammar concerns itself with Speech and its structure. Speech is the “the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds” according to the Oxford English Dictionary Online. This articulation for grammarians includes accidence, syntax, and the eight parts of speech. Punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation are ancillary to it.
The noun, “grammar,” comes through the Latin from the Greek, “gramma,” meaning “letter.”