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Parts of Speech
Transcript of Parts of Speech
Running Through the Parts of Speech
The Parts of Speech
Nouns are either a:
Can you identify the nouns in these sentences?
is a great student.
Students need to sit for several hours.
In the morning, buses drop students off at school.
Excitement fills the air on the first day of school.
Verbs show action or a state of being.
her heart out in choir.
State of Being
from cheer practice.
The student banged on the locker door to open it.
Identify the verbs in these sentences:
The students were quiet during their movie.
Describe nouns and pronouns.
After a long day of learning, most students relax at home.
The brave student sang a solo.
The loud teacher yelled at her students.
Identify the adjectives:
The student and his smart dog searched for his missing book.
Modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
(usually end in 'ly')
The show choir beautifully performed their ballad.
The seventh graders talked loudly in the hall.
Mr. Warden's sixth hour students sat quietly and waited patiently for the bell to sound.
Identify the adverbs:
The door closed softly.
The bell rang loudly.
Takes the place of nouns
The students sat at their desks.
Mr. Warden conducted a lecture over grammar.
They sat at their desks.
He conducted a lecture over grammar.
The students walked quickly past them.
Identify the Pronouns
They giggled and carried on a conversation.
Joins words, phrases, and sentences
the teachers enjoyed the homecoming festivities.
The seventh graders completed their vocabulary,
forgot to finish their daily oral language.
The principal yelled at the students and made them clean up their mess.
Identify the Conjunctions
The student searched for his book yet he did not find it.
Just Remember the Acronym:
am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, became, appear, seems, sounds, tastes, looks
am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, may, might, must, can, could, should, will, would
A preposition is a word which shows relationships among other words in the sentence. The relationships include direction, place, time, cause, manner and amount.
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Object of the Preposition
three 'o clock
to the store
at three 'o clock
under the table
The student slept under the desk.
Identify the Prepositions and Phrases
The vocabulary sheet was between the books.
The student went by bus to the library.
The show choir performs because they enjoy it.
Words or phrases used to interrupt. Interrupting words.
Ouch! That hurts!
Voila! I am finished!
Oh, I wish it were Friday.
Well, how come you have not finished the assignment?
Identify the Interjection:
Expresses a state of being; links the subject to a word or group of words that describes it.
Helps the main verb express actions or a state of being
Do you like homework?
Identify the main verbs and helpers:
Did you do this worksheet?
Have they arrived yet?
They have a dog.
Transitive: expresses an action directed toward a person place, thing, or idea
Mr. Warden greeted the visitors.
The fans cheered the football team.
Expresses action without the action passing to a receiver or object
The bus stopped suddenly.
Yesterday they ate in the cafeteria.
The students play hopscotch.
Deciphering Transitive from Intransitive:
The students play quietly.
Mr. Warden is coloring pages.
Mr. Warden is coloring this afternoon.
aboard, about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, as, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, in front of, inside, instead, into, like, near, next, to, of, off, on, out, out of, over, past, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath, unlike, until, up, up to, upon, with, within, without
Commonly Used Prepositions
Show two different types of action
at the game
about the problem.
The seventh graders wished they did not have to write vocabulary definitions.
The cheerleaders ran onto the field before the football team.
should have been
contain a main verb and one or more helping verbs.
You can walk in the hallway.
You should see him now.
The sprinter ran swiftly.
I read the funny pages early in the morning.
The bell rang too loudly that the students could not hear.
Put the apples there, and we will eat them later.
Show the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to another word.
Includes the Preposition and the object of the preposition
Mr. Warden walked to the library.
Our teacher had us sit under our desks.
Identify the Prepositions and their phrases
The bell sounded loudly through the halls.
The band marched in the parking, through the streets, and into the field.
Cheerleaders practice next to the field before the game.
School buses are to park across the street next to the library.
Wow! This is such a great class!
Yes, you should listen carefully.
Of course! This will better prepare me for the real world!
Oops, I forgot my book in my locker.
Okay, you better go get it.
Hey! Your assignment is due today.
There are also
compound conjunctions such as:
not only, but also.