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Nine parts of speech. Terms and their definitions.


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


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


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


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


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

List of pronouns

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


Joins two words, phrases or sentences together.

Examples of conjuntions

and, but, or, so, because


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


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

List of interjections.

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


introduces a noun.

List of articles.


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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