It so happened in English Grammar School

Tense, Voice and Narration were close friends. They went to a renowned school called “English Grammar School”. They always sat together on the first bench and didn’t want to mingle with others. They were muscular and moody sort of boys. So no one dared sitting with them. One day, Noun and Pronoun requested to sit with them, and were allowed. Preposition and Determiner entered classroom a little bit late that day. They used to sit with Noun and Pronoun, but were disheartened to see them sit there. Noun and Pronoun offered to go to another bench to sit with them. But, Preposition and Determiner were determined to take their positions on the first bench. They were fed up with the behaviour of Tense and his friends. So they signalled them not to go and asked Tense and his friends to leave the bench to them. But Tense, Voice and Narration refused and looked at them red-eyed. Preposition and Determiner rebuked them and used foul language. Noun and Pronoun also indulged in name-calling. The verbal abuse grew into severe fight. By that time, Adjective joined the fight taking Noun’s side A great hue and cry was raised. Interjection, the only girl in the class, was so frightened that she kept on exclaiming with fear. Main Verb and Auxiliary Verb came running to stop the fight. But, unfortunately, Main Verb stumbled and fell on the ground. Auxiliary Verb helped him stand up. They requested them but no one was willing to listen. Conjunction, the class monitor, slipped out of the classroom to call in a teacher. Their English teacher Mr Syntax rushed to the classroom. When he entered, everyone became silent. He asked Narration, “What’s the matter? Why are you quarreling?” Narration started narrating, “Sir, Preposition and Determiner told us to leave our bench and sit elsewhere. When we refused, they used slang words and physically assaulted us.” Voice, who generally remains active, spoke up in a passive voice, “I’ve got severely injured, sir. One of my teeth has been broken by these goons”. Tense was so tense that he could hardly speak. Mr Syntax turned to Preposition and his companions and said, “What would you say on this?” Preposition said …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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