Category Archives: Parts of Speech

Verbs

Introduction Verbs are critically important in English because they either express action or describe something’s state of being (state of existence). Some action verbs are hit, see, run, jump, speak, and block. State of being verbs include all forms of … Continue reading

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Prepositions

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Nouns and Pronouns

Introduction A noun is the name of a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun or substitute for the noun. Noun examples: ball, boy, car, dog, fox, girl, … Continue reading

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Interjections

Your browser does not support the audio element. In English, an interjection is a word or phrase that expresses emotion rather than meaning. I thought it might be fun to go over some common interjections. Most interjections are a type … Continue reading

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Conjunctions

Introduction One of the eight parts of speech in English is called a conjunction. A conjunction is a word that can join words, phrases, or clauses. Here are some simple examples: Bread and butter (words) In the morning and in … Continue reading

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Adverbs

Introduction An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers one of the following questions: When? Where? Why? How? (most common question answered by an adverb) How much? (or to what degree?) How Are … Continue reading

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Adjectives

Introduction An adjective is one of the eight parts of speech. An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun and answers one of the following three questions: Which? What kind of? How many? Types of Adjectives Descriptive … Continue reading

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