Do you know how Rome was saved?

I have been teaching the maid a bit of Wren & Martin English Grammar for the past about a month. We have covered the Parts of Speech rather extensively, if sketchily, in my own way, and now we have returned to square one to cover the ground again in a more intensive manner.
The first exercise is to separate the subject and the predicate in a number of given sentences. The first sentence reads , ” The cackling of geese saved Rome..”
The maid answers, ” The subject is The cackling of geese. The predicate is, saved Rome,” and then asks, ” Uncle, how did the geese save Rome? ” . My knowledge of Rome is limited only to a few aphorisms like, Rome was not built in a day.
All roads lead to Rome.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
And now, 4. The cackling of geese saved Rome.
” This is not the time for story-telling. Now let us go on to the next sentence.. The boy stood on the burning deck.” I admonish her and add, ” I will tell the story tomorrow.” We go on with the exercise.
The maid having left after her lessons, I begin googling, to know the story of the geese and Rome. You can find the story here.
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=macgregor&book=rome&story=geese

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2 Responses to Do you know how Rome was saved?

  1. Chaitanya says:

    Nice one! Most of us get into such situations sometimes!

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