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Review: Parts of speech

August 11th, 2015 in English Learning

In grammar words are divided into classes known as parts of speech. There are eight parts of speech in English.

They are: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.


A noun is the name of a person, animal, quality, thing, material, place, group or idea. Examples are: Raju, France, beauty, science, Ganga, Alps, iron, English etc.


A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. Examples are: I, we, he, they, this, that, who, whom etc.


A verb is a word that says what the subject is or has. Verbs also show what people or things do. Examples are: is, am, are, do, does, come, go, bring, take etc.


An adjective is a word that says something about a noun. Examples are: nice, kind, brave, soft, intelligent and clever


An adverb is a word that tells us more about a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Most adverbs end in –ly. Nearly all place words and time words can also be used as adverbs. Examples are: now, then, soon, softly, gently, kindly, eagerly, today, here, there, always, never, too, very, often etc.


A preposition is a word used before a noun or pronoun to indicate ideas such as time, place, direction, position etc. Examples are: in, on, at, about, above, to, with and by


A conjunction is a word that joins words, phrases or sentences. Examples are: and, but, because, or, if, when and before


An interjection is a word used to express a sudden and strong feeling. Examples are: Ah! Alas! Hurrah!