Parts of Speech Examples and Rules

Adjectives - Parts Of Speech (1)

This article will provide an overview of the eight parts of speech in the English language. It will explain each part of speech with examples and rules to help you quickly understand the basics and start speaking and writing with confidence.


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Adjectives - Parts Of Speech

An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.


Size/Shape: tiny, long, oval

Texture: prickly, smooth, leathery

Odor/Taste: nutty, flowery, sour

Appearance: bright, beautiful, faded


Adverb- Parts Of Speech (2)

An adverb tells how, how often, when, or where. It can describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.


How: loudly, quickly

How often: always, never

When: before, soon

Where: away, inside


Article - Parts Of Speech (3)

An article comes before a noun in a sentence and sometimes shows if the noun refers to a specific or general person, place, or object.


General: a dog a farm an apple an octopus

Specific: the dog the farm the apple the octopus


Conjunction - Parts Of Speech (4)

A conjunction joins two ideas or shows the relationship between two parts of a sentence.


  • and
  • because
  • but
  • So
  • though
  • or
  • until
  • while
  • unless


Interjections - Parts Of Speech (5)

Interjections are words that are used to convey strong emotions or feelings.


  • Wow! What a wonderful work of art.
  • Alas! That is really sad.
  • Yippee! We won the match.


Noun- Parts Of Speech (6)

A noun names a person, place thing, or idea.


Person: Maria, boy, doctor

Place: New York, park, outer space

Thing: Pen, watermelon, table

Idea: Fairness, friendship, fear


Preposition - Parts Of Speech (7)

A preposition shows the relationship (such as direction, time, or placement) between a noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence.


  • about
  • across
  • after
  • around
  • before
  • between
  • into
  • through
  • to


Pronoun - Parts Of Speech (8)

A pronoun replaces the name of a person, place, object, or idea in a sentence.


  • you
  • we
  • they
  • he
  • she
  • me
  • it
  • him
  • her
  • this
  • that
  • those
  • these
  • each


Verbs - Parts Of Speech (9)

Verbs are words that denote an action that is being performed by the noun or the subject in a sentence.


  • read
  • stand
  • tell
  • steal
  • sow
  • throw
  • wave
  • want
  • warn
  • sit
  • play
  • walk
  • pick
  • pull
  • speak
  • come

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