Parts of Speech
The trick to remember VERBS
"I -or- it -or- we _______." to make a sentence that could answer a question.
A few commonly missed verbs
is, am, were, can, are, would, may, will, seem
it, she, they, we, I, us, you, he, him, her, them, me . . .
Make a sentence with the word "that" as a pronoun
That is cool.
("That" is acting like a thing, so it's a pronoun here.)
Make a sentence with the word "that" as an adjective
I love that place.
("That" is telling you what kind of place, so here it's an adjective.)
Make a sentence with the word "this" as a pronoun
This is delicious.
("This" is acting like a thing, so it's a pronoun here.)
Make a sentence with the word "this" as an adjective
I love this food.
("This" is telling you what kind of food, so here it's an adjective.)
The trick to finding ADJECTIVES
WHAT KIND OF noun/pronoun is it?
The trick to find ADVERBS
HOW did the verb, adjective, or other adverb do its job?
The trick to find PREPOSITIONS
"The pencil is/goes _______ the desk."
Two commonly missed prepositions
for (as in "I sing, for music brings joy."), and, nor, but, or, yet, so
The important parts of speech (in order)
verb, pronoun, noun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction
Examples of prepositions
on, in, by, with, under, through, at
Examples of adjectives
the, an, a, big, small, quick, cute, red
Examples of adverbs
always, soon, fairly, too, quickly
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