Parts of Speech | Definition and Examples | English Grammar

Learn 09 Parts of Speech in English – These are nouns, articles, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions and interjection.

Noun (n.)

Function:

Refers to the words that name a person, place, thing and event.

Examples:

Jeffrey (person), Korea (place), pen (thing), New Year (event), dog, cat, elephant, garden, school, work, music, town, Manila, teacher, farmer, Bob, Sean

Article (art.)

Function:

Refer to the words that are considered to modify nouns aside form adjectives.

These are always put before the noun they modify.

May either be definite or indefinite

The definite article is THE while the indefinite articles are A and AN.

Examples: 

The apple, a boy, an umbrella

Verb (vb.)

Function:

Refers to the words that express action or the state of being of the subject.

Examples:

Walk, is, seem, realize, run, see, swim, stand, go, have, get, promise, invite, listen, sing

Pronoun (pron.) | Parts of Speech

Function:

Refers to the words that substitute a noun.

Examples:

I, me, we, you, he, she, yours, himself, its, my, that, this, those, us, who, whom

Adjective (adj.)

Function:

Refers to the words that describe a noun or pronoun.

Examples:

Beautiful, seven, cute, second, tall, blue, angry, brave, careful, healthy, little, old, generous, red, smart, two, small, tall, some, good, big, useful, interesting

Adverb (adv.)

Function:

Refers to the words that describe a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

Examples:

Neatly, in the market, every day, tomorrow, very, badly, fully, carefully, hardly, nearly, hungrily, never, quickly, silently, well, really, almost

Conjunction (conj.)

Function:

Refers to the words that connect words, phrases or clauses.

Examples:

And, however, either or, neither nor, still, but, so, after, since, before, because, unless

Preposition (prep.) | Parts of Speech

Function:

Refers to the words that convey a meaning of position, direction, time and other abstraction.

It relates its object in other sentence element.

Examples:

In, on, at, about, apropos, according to, after, along, above, except, from, near, of, before, since, between, upon, with, to, after, toward

Interjection (interj.)

Function:

Refers to the words or expressions which are commonly uttered suddenly.

These are expressed with intense emotion or feeling.

Examples:

Ahem!, aha!, gosh!, aw!, great!, hey!, hi!, hooray!, oh!, yeah!, oops!, phew!, eh!, oh!, ouch!, hi!, well!

 

Parts of Speech | Definition and Examples | English Grammar

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