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The 8 parts of speech as defined by Holt's Elements of Language.

noun

names a person, place, thing, or idea

adjective

modifies a noun or a pronoun

adverb

modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb

pronoun

is used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns

preposition

shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence

interjection

expresses emotion and has no grammatical relation to the rest of the sentence

verb

expresses an action or a state of being

conjunction

joins words or groups of words

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