Parts of Speech

The parts of speech are a system for classifying words.
Traditional grammar classifies words based on eight parts of speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

Many words can function as more than one part of speech.  Example: depending on its use in a sentence, the word 'paint' can be a noun or a verb.
Noun: The paint is wet.   Verb: I want to paint the wall today.

Noun: may be defined as a word used as a name a person, place, thing, quality or idea
(Steven, store, apple, loyalty, Toronto, etc.)
They can be classified into various types:
abstract, concrete, proper, common, count, mass and collective.
They are also used as a 'noun clause' and a 'noun phrase'.
go to "What is a Noun"

Pronoun: takes the place of a noun
(she, who, I, what, etc.)
go to "What is a Pronoun"

Verb: usually expresses action; run, think or being; is, become
It is composed of a main verb possibly preceded by one or more helping verbs
go to "What is a Verb"
Past tense verbs "ending in -ed" - New October 15, 2017

Adjective: describes a noun or pronoun
(messy, strange, alien, etc.)
go to "What is a Adjective"

Adverb: describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb
(willingly, woefully, very, etc.)
go to "What is an Adverb"

Preposition: relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence (by, for, from, etc.)
go to "What is a Preposition"

Conjunction: ties two words or groups of words together
(and, after, although, etc.)
go to "What is a Conjunction"

Interjection: words used to express strong emotion or surprise
(Oh! Hey! Yikesi! Wow! Ouch! etc.)
go to "What is an Interjection"
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