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The 8 Parts of Speech

A basic overview of the 8 parts of speech
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Kelly Benner

on 9 July 2013

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Transcript of The 8 Parts of Speech

Verbs
Verbs tell what a subject is or does.
Adjectives
Adjectives are words that describe nouns.
The 8 Parts of Speech
Adverbs
Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
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Nouns
Examples:
teacher
dog
school
love
jealousy
Mrs. Benner
Great Valley Middle School

Pronouns
Pronouns are words that replace nouns.
A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples:
he
she
it
they
him
her
you
them
Mrs. Benner
likes coffee.
She
drinks it every morning.
Mike
has a
dog
and a
fish
.
Examples:
run
swim
sneeze
am
is
are
was
were
decide
write
Mrs. Furlong
is
energetic. She
runs
and
swims.
Examples:
kind
beautiful
old
smart
angry
green
polka dot
smelly
too
The
beautiful, young
girl was walking a
smelly, green, polka dot
dog.
Examples:
slowly
abruptly
quickly
quietly
very
The snail
slowly
crept and
quietly
approached.
Prepositions

Prepositions link nouns, pronouns,
and phrases to other words in a sentence.
Examples:
above
below
over
under
through
at
to
Mrs. Benner threw the ball
at
Mr. Meluskey, but it flew
over
his head.
Conjunctions
Conjunctions are words that link words
or parts of sentences.
Examples:
and
but
or
for
nor
yet
so
I like chocolate
and
gummy fish
but
not Tootsie Rolls.
Interjections

Interjections are words or phrases that exclaim, protest, or command.
Examples:
WOW!
Oh no!
No way!
STOP!
STOP!

No way!
You can't eat my
Sour Patch Kids.
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