Parts of Speech

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20 terms · Nine parts of speech. Terms and their definitions.

Noun

A person, place, thing, idea, living creature, quality, or action

Verb

Describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something).

List of nouns

cowboy, theatre, box, thought, tree, kindness, arrival

List of verbs

walk, talk, think, believe, live, like, want

Adjective

Describes a noun. It tells you something about the noun.(what kind, how many, which one)

These are adjectives

big, yellow, thin, amazing, beautiful, quick, important

Adverb

Usually describes a verb. It tells you how something is done. (how, when, where, and why)

Pronoun

Used instead of a noun, to avoid repeating the noun.

List of pronouns

I, you, he, she, it, we, they

Conjunction

Joins two words, phrases or sentences together.

Examples of conjuntions

and, but, or, so, because

preposition

It usually comes before a noun or a pronoun or noun phrase. It joins the noun to some other part of the sentence.

List of prepositions

on, in, by, with, under, through, at

List of adverbs

slowly, intelligently, well, yesterday, tomorrow, here, everywhere

Interjection

Unusual word, stands alone. expresses emotion or suprise. followed by an exclamation mark.

List of interjections.

Ouch!, Hello!, Hurray!, Oh no!, Ha!

Article

introduces a noun.

List of articles.

the,a,an

When do you use the article "a"?

Before a noun that begins with a consonant.

When do you use the article "an"?

Before a noun that begins with a vowel.

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