Parts of Speech

One of the first grammatical concepts we study in school or when we begin studying the English language is parts of speech. Words that fulfil several functions in a phrase are referred to as parts of speech. Some speech components can also serve the purposes of other speech components.

8 Parts of Speech Definitions

  1. Noun :  Words used to name people, places, animals, concepts, and things are known as nouns. Common nouns and proper nouns are the two main categories into which nouns can be divided. Proper nouns like Charles, The White House, The Sun, etc. are more precise than common nouns like ball, automobile, stick, etc.
  2. Pronoun : Pronouns are words that are used in sentences to replace nouns. There are various pronoun categories. Reflexive pronouns, possessive pronouns, relative pronouns, and indefinite pronouns are a few of them. Some of the pronouns are I, he, she, it, them, his, yours, anyone, nobody, who, etc.
  3. Verb :Verbs are words that indicate an action that the noun or subject in a sentence is performing. Action words are another name for them. Read, sit, run, pick, garnish, come, pitch, etc. are a few instances of verbs.
  4. Adverbs : Adverbs are words that are used to explain verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs that are employed in a sentence in more detail. Adverbs can be classified into five basic categories: adverbs of manner, adverbs of degree, adverbs of frequency, adverbs of time, and adverbs of place. Adverbs include the words now, swiftly, randomly, early, 10 a.m., etc.
  5. Adjectives : Adjectives are words that are used to describe or give additional details about the noun or topic. Adjectives include words like good, ugly, swift, lovely, late, etc.
  6. Prepositions :Prepositions are words that join one clause to the next in a sentence. Prepositions indicate where the subject or object is in a sentence. Prepositions include words like within, outside, beside, in front of, below, opposite, etc.
  7. Conjunctions : Conjunctions are a type of word that join together two different clauses, phrases, or other components of a sentence. Conjunctions include and, or, for, yet, even so, because, not only, etc.
  8.  Interjections : Words that are used to express ferocious emotions or feelings are called interjections. Oh, wow, alas, yippee, and other interjections are a few examples. There is usually an exclamation mark after it.

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