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Parts of Speech

Learning the parts of speech can greatly enhance your writing abilities. There are seven parts of speech we will be learning about.
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Amanda Finn

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Parts of Speech

parts of Speech There are 8 parts of speech


ADJECTIVES
Modifies or describes a noun or pronoun.
Examples: beautiful, green, fast

NOUNS
A person, place, thing, or idea.
Proper nouns are always capitalized
Examples: apple, store, freedom PRONOUN
a word used for a noun, and usually substitutes for a specific noun.
Examples: I, she, he, they, mine ARTICLE
precedes a noun phrase and is either definite or indefinite.
Examples: a, an, the ADVERB
Qualifies or modifies a verb or adjective.
Examples: quickly, hastily, slowly
PREPOSITION
links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence.
Examples: between, across, over, under CONJUNCTION
joins words, phrases, or clauses and indicates the relationship between the elements joined.
Examples: and, but, because
What part of speech represents action?
Every word can be classified into one of these eight groups What part of speech joins words, phrases, and clauses? VERBS
words that show action
Examples: run, jump, dance,point
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