The 8 Parts of Speech

The 8 Parts of Speech

The 8 Parts of Speech

 

Noun
Name of a person, place, animal, event, thing, or an idea.

Example:
Barack Obama, America, Book, Cat, Dog, Party, Love
Barack Obama is the president of the United States of America.”

 

Pronoun
Is used in place of a noun or noun phrase to avoid repetition.
Example:
He, She, It, They, We, I, You
He is the president of the United States.”

 

Adjective
Describes, modifies or gives more information about a noun or a pronoun.

Example:
Beautiful, rich, ugly, tall, short
“Elena is very tall and beautiful.”

 

Verb
Shows an action or a state of being.

Example:
Go, walk, eat, play, swim, listen.
“I eat bread every day.”

 

Adverb
Modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. It tells how (often), where, when.

Example:
Slowly, very, quickly, always, well
“Yesterday, I ate my breakfast slowly.”

 

Preposition
Shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.

Example:
At, on, in, with, about, too
“I left my keys on the table.”

 

Conjunction
Joins two words, ideas, phrases together and shows how they are connected.

Example:
And, or, but, because, yet, so
“I was sleepy and tired but still finished my work.”

 

Interjection
A word or phrase that expresses a strong emotion. It is a short exclamation.

Example:
Ouch! Hey! Oh! Wow!
Ouch! That hurts!”

 

 

 

 

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