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