The Eight Parts of Speech

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NounIt names a person, place, thing or idea.

Examples: boy, library, ball, justice.

VerbIt expresses an action or names a state of being.
Examples: slide, write, fly …. be, is, are, was, were…
PronounIt takes the place of noun(s) to make our language briefer and less repetitive.
Examples: we, he, she, it, you, they, us …

AdverbIt modifies (provides more information about) verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. They answer the questions How? When? Where? How Often?
Examples:
Children learn languages easily. – How
He speaks French very well. – How
They saw the recently discovered comet. – When
They went upstairs. – Where?
AdjectiveIt describes (give more information about) nouns and pronouns.
Example:
Blue house, twelve apples, racing car.
PrepositionIt shows relationships such as direction, time, location or ownership.
Examples:
about, above, around, in, near, over, to, up, unlike, within, in addition to
ConjunctionIt connects words, phrases and clauses and shows the relationship between the connected elements.
InterjectionIt is a word or brief phrase that expresses surprise or emotion. They can be strong or weak.
Example:
Ouch! Wow! Really!
Beneath.

It shows a relative position.Which word below is a preposition?

He hid beneath the stairs.

They.

“They” is a substitute for a noun, like “family,” maybe or “The Smiths.”Which word below is a pronoun?

After the house fire, love was all they had left.

Sloppily.

It modifies the verb “wrote,” answering the question how he wrote.Which word below is an adverb?

Kyle was a decent student in English class, but he wrote sloppily.

Decent.

It modifies the noun “student.”Which word is the adjective in the sentence below?

Kyle was a decent student in English class, but he wrote sloppily.

But.

It connects two different clauses (Clauses contain a subject and a verb) about Kyles performance in English class.Which word is the conjunction in the sentence below?

Kyle was a decent student in English class, but he wrote sloppily.

Broke.

It shows action: what Sabrina did.Which word below is a verb?

Sabrina broke the vase.

“Dude!”

Its just a short expression of emotion.Which word below is an interjection?

Dude! You almost killed me!

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