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Parts of Speech

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There are 8 parts of speech in the English language: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. How a word is categorized helps us to know how the word works in its meaning as well as grammatically.
8 KEY FACTS
Noun
Chelsie, Cat, Home

Nouns are the words for a person, place, thing or idea. Such as the name ”Chelsie”, or “cat”, or “home.”

Pronoun
She, He, Her

A word used to refer to a noun, for example “she”, “his”, “its”.

Verb
Jogging, Realized, Ran

Verbs like “jogging”, “realized” and “ran” describe an action, state of being or condition.

Adverb
Quickly, Rapidly

An adverb like the use of “quickly” and “rapidly” modifies or describes verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

Adjective
Friendly, Beautiful

Modifies or describes a noun, such as “friendly” and “beautiful”.

Preposition
On, Beside

A preposition indicates the relationship between a noun and other words in the sentence. For example, “on”, “in”, “behind” and “under”.

Conjunction
And

Conjunctions join words, phrases and clauses. Examples include “and”, “but” and “or”.

Interjection
Wow!

Interjections like “Wow!”, “Hey!” and “What?!” are exclamations inserted into speech, commonly used to express emotions.

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