Parts of speech

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Parts of Speech Table
This is a summary of the 8 parts of speech*. You can find more detail if you click on each part of speech.
part of speech | function or "job" | example words | examplesentences |
Verb | action or state | (to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must | is a web site. I like |
Noun | thing or person | pen, dog, work, music, town,London, teacher, John | This is my dog. He lives in my house. We live in London. |
Adjective | describes a noun | a/an, the, 69, some, good, big, red, well, interesting | My dog is big. I like big dogs.|
Adverb | describes a verb, adjective or adverb | quickly, silently, well, badly, very, really | My dog eats quickly. When he is very hungry, he eats really quickly. |
Pronoun | replaces a noun |I, you, he, she, some | Tara is Indian. She is beautiful. |
Preposition | links a noun to another word | to, at, after, on, but | We went to school on Monday. |
Conjunction | joins clauses orsentences or words | and, but, when | I like dogs and I like cats. I like cats and dogs. I like dogs but I don't like cats. |
Interjection | short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence | oh!,ouch!, hi!, well | Ouch! That hurts! Hi! How are you? Well, I don't know. |

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Parts of Speech
“Parts of speech” are the basic types of words that English has. Most grammarbooks say that there are eight parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions and interjections. We will add one more type: articles.
It is important to beable to recognize and identify the different types of words in English, so that you can understand grammar explanations and use the right word form in the right place. Here is a brief explanation of...
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