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Parts of Speech

A brief overview of the eight parts of speech (can be paired with Sadlier-Oxford's Grammar for Writing)
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Kristin Pierce

on 30 August 2012

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Parts of Speech
Verbs
Nouns
Pronouns
A Brief Review
Now, let's practice...
Name persons, places, things, or ideas.

Examples: doctor, Oprah, school, Fallbrook, bagel, Diet Coke, love
Take the place of a noun or another pronoun. The word or group of words that the pronoun replaces is the pronoun's antecedent.

Examples: I, we, my, yours, anyone, everybody, those, who, themselves
Words that express an action or a state of being. Every sentence should have at least one action or linking verb!

Examples: planned, bought, work, is, became, feels, should
Adjectives
Give information about the nouns and pronouns they modify (e.g. color, size, shape, dimension).

Examples: Yellow ribbon, ten students, more energy, next school year, a fabulous catch, Persian rug, desk drawer
Adverbs
Modify--or tell more about--verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

Examples: hopefully, rapidly, somewhat, always, much, today, quite, rather, too
Prepositions
Connect another word in a sentence to a noun or pronoun (and its modifiers, if any) to form a prepositional phrase.

Examples: because of, through, during, on, off, over, under, upon
Conjunctions
Join words or groups of words.

Examples: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So (FANBOYS), both...and, either...or
Interjections
Express mild or strong emotion.

Examples: ah, bravo, good grief, hey, hooray, oops, ouch, ugh
Go to page 111 in your grammar book and complete exercise 17.
Adam went to Albertson's to buy groceries.
Kyle and Kristin both have dogs. She walks her dog every night, but he walks his dog in the morning.
Suddenly, the room became quiet. His face turned red.
Donovan is strong, bossy, and smart.
Lola is extraordinarily smelly.
At the end of the abandoned lane, a dark shape beckoned to us.
They look alike, but they don't act alike.
Wow! What an exciting game!
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