8 Parts of Speech in English

The parts of speech explain how a word is used in a sentence. There are eight main parts of speech (also known as word classes): nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

Parts of Speech in English


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Examplesred, tall, fat, long, short, blue, beautiful, sour, bitter and etc.


  • 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.
  • ExamplesBravo! Well! Aha! Hooray! Yeah! Oops! Phew!

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8 Parts of Speech in English


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