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Parts of Speech

Speech Puzzle
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.
Chelsie, Cat, Home

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

She, He, Her

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

Jogging, Realized, Ran

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

Quickly, Rapidly

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

Friendly, Beautiful

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

On, Beside

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


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


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

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