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The Parts of Speech in Review

Introduces the parts of speech for students
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Laurie Piecewicz

on 30 August 2010

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Transcript of The Parts of Speech in Review

The Parts of Speech This poem is written in four lines and can be rhymed or unrhymed. If it rhymes, a variety of patterns can be used: [aabb], [abab], [abcb], [aaaa], etc. Quatrains can reflect anything - ordinary or profound. Nouns Verbs Pronouns Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Conjunctions Interjections A noun is the name
of a person, place,
thing, or idea. freedom diamonds sunshine sports Iphone indigestion Corvette There are millions of nouns
because there are millions of
people, places, things, and ideas. A pronoun takes the place of a noun. You wouldn't want to have to repeat
the names of the persons, places or things
you were talking about every time
you referred to them,
so that's why
we have pronouns. she
he
it
they
somebody
we
everyone
anywhere
many An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
jolly cautious frustrated rough terrifying radical exciting fierce silly loud ridiculous shy Adjectives can help us
to visualize text and
create pictures in our minds. Verbs express
action
or state of being. crawl celebrate believe are taste realize scurry create were am Strong verbs
carry the story forward.
They add energy and vitality to
good writing and make a story come alive.
express slowly
responsibly
very
generously
excitedly
fast
quite
strangely
now

Adverbs tell more about verbs, adjectives,
or other adverbs. They answer the questions
"How?" "When?" or "To what degree?"
Notice, many adverbs end in "ly," but not all. have do Prepositions are little words
that show direction, position,
or relationship.
We wouldn't know where we are without prepositions. over under between out within before after until through into beyond during up down at from throughout Conjunctions connect words or groups of words. and
or
nor
but
so
since
because An interjection is a word that expresses emotion and is not related grammatically to any other word in the sentence. Wow Yes No hi Ouch okay Gee Golly Hallelujah oh duh Hooray You'll frequently
see interjections
capitalized
because they
often begin
a sentence
or can even
stand alone. Conjunctions are joiners.
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