The parts of speech explain how a word is used in a sentence. There are 8 parts of speech (also known as word classes): nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.
8 Parts of Speech in English
- A noun names a person, place, things or idea.
- Examples: dog, cat, horse, student, teacher, apple, Mary and etc.
- An adverb tells how often, how, when, where. It can describe a verb, an adjective or an adverb.
- Examples: loudly, always, never, late, soon etc.
- A verb is a word or group of words that describes an action, experience.
- Examples: realize, walk, see, look, sing, sit, listen and etc.
- An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.
- Examples: red, tall, fat, long, short, blue, beautiful, sour, bitter and etc.
- A preposition is used before a noun, pronoun, or gerund to show place, time, direction in a sentence.
- Examples: at, in, on, about, to, for, from and etc.
- Conjunctions join words or groups of words in a sentence.
- Examples: and, because, yet, therefore, moreover, since, or, so, until, but and etc…
- Pronouns replace the name of a person, place, thing or idea in a sentence.
- Examples: he, she, it, we, they, him, her, this, that and etc.
- Interjections express strong emotion and are often followed by an exclamation point.
- Examples: Bravo! Well! Aha! Hooray! Yeah! Oops! Phew!