The English language is composed of many different parts of speech. This article will provide an overview of the eight main parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. Each part of speech adds to the richness of the language and adds to the way we communicate. We will discuss in detail the definition and examples of each part of speech.
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Learn Parts Of Speech In English
Names a person, place, thing, or idea, including days and months
- My mother cooks delicious food.
- I love dogs, but I hate cats.
- It was a small animal like a mouse.
- She has been in prison for 6 months.
Replaces a noun or noun phrases
- I tried to talk to her this morning.
- I have come here to meet her.
- She is going with her father.
- I saw him this morning playing with his father.
Shows action helps the main verb to show the tense, moods, or voice of the sentence
- She is going to school.
- He is playing football this morning.
- Why are you jumping over the car?
- The teacher is asking everyone for their homework.
Describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb; it often ends in -ly
- He was speaking really quickly.
- Bring me a pen immediately.
- Ram is running very slowly.
- He plays the flute beautifully.
Describes a noun by telling what kind, which one, how many, or how much
- I like a red car with a big trunk.
- She is wearing a beautiful black dress.
- He came to him to see his new attractive pen.
- Rohan is making a silly face again.
Links words, phrases, or clauses
- I like cooking and eating, but I don’t like washing dishes afterward.
- She is very funny whereas he is boring.
- She speaks three languages besides Spanish.
- He cried because he had hurt his knee.
Shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence
- She was hiding under the table.
- We are thinking about you.
- I will not go against government rules.
- I have never expected that from you.
Expresses strong feelings or emotion
- Hurray! Our team won the match.
- Wow! That is a beautiful dress indeed.
- Oh my God! That was unexpected.
- Ouch! That really hurt badly.