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Parts of Speech

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michael grant

on 13 November 2012

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Parts of Speech Nouns Adjectives Verbs Adverbs Conjunctions Interjections Prepositions Pronouns Parts of Speech Warm-Up How many parts of speech do you know? What is a Noun? Noun: person, place, thing or idea How many nouns do you see? How many nouns do you see? How many nouns do you see? 1) The big dog ran away fast.

2) The two girls liked to swing high.

3) My cat is big and fluffy and white.

4) Be safe and do not play with matches .

5) The class is going to work hard today.

6) Please go get the paper for me.

7) Look at those fireworks!

8) A newborn baby cries a lot.

9) My brother is older that I am.

10) My teacher said that we are working hard. Noun Practice Practice Warm-Up What are the nouns in the following sentence? Mr. Grant asked the class to write in their notebooks. Types of nouns Types of nouns *Common or Proper *Concrete or Abstract *Collective Nouns Common noun - is a general name for a person, place, thing, or idea.

Proper noun - is the name of a SPECIFIC person, place,thing, or idea
*Always capitalized Common nouns school student team Proper nouns Tuffree Middle School Mark Smith Los Angeles Lakers Concrete nouns - names a thing that can be seen, heard, smelled, touched, or tasted.

Abstract nouns - names an idea, feeling, quality, or characteristic. Concrete nouns desk book pizza car Abstract nouns exploration excitement courage love Collective nouns - name a group or things.

community, audience, panel, crowd, class,
government, staff, herd Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

The Articles — a, an, and the — are adjectives. Warm-up The red balloon is in the sky.
The tall girl plays volleyball.
The happy student received an A on a test. What do red, tall, and happy have in common? Sizes Colors Emotions Feelings Materials Weather Adjectives Verbs A verb is a word used to express an action, a condition, or a state of being Action Verbs Tell what the subject does; what action is taking place examples - run, jump, fall, study, talk Linking Verbs link the subject to another word examples - is, was, were, am, be, been, being
express condition - appear, become, feel, look, sounds Action
Linking Practice Warm-Up List 3 things you did this morning. Practice Prepositions Warm-Up
Write down directions from school to your house. Preposition Practice A preposition combines with a noun or pronoun to show location, time, or movement Prepositional Phrase I am going (to the grocery store). Preposition Adjective Object of the
prepositional Make prepositions
friend! Why? The astronaut traveled into space in a space-shuttle on the night of a full moon. The astronaut traveled into space in a space-shuttle on the night of a full moon. Pronouns A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun The antecedent is the noun that the pronoun refers to Some people say Kobe Bryant is the best player in the NBA. He has won five championships. Antecedent Pronoun Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young. Dr. Dre was born February 18, 1965. Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. How could we improve this sentence? Warm-Up 1. What three parts of speech can an adverb modify? 2.With what two letters do adverbs frequently end? Adverb - The part of speech that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Adverbs tell us “How?” “When?” “Where?” “How much?” and “How often?”

Here are some examples:

She watched the children carefully. (How?)

I always arrive early for my appointment. (When?)

Why don’t you play outside? (Where?)

After the trip, I was totally exhausted. (How much?)

We watch movies occasionally. (How often?) Let's Practice

http://www.esldesk.com/grammar/practice/identify-adverb Adverbs
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