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Parts of Speech

Nine parts of speech. Terms and their definitions.
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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.