8 Parts of Speech

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Transcript 8 Parts of Speech

A noun is a person, a place, thing, or idea.
Ex. Jimmy read a book in the park.
Jimmy is a noun because it is a person’s name.
Book is a noun because it is a thing.
Park is a noun because it is a place.
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a
Ex. John rode on John’s tractor.
New sentence: John rode on his tractor.
His takes the place of John’s to make the sentence sound
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun.
Ex. The tall man went into the restaurant.
Tall is an adjective. It modifies a noun, man.
A verb is a word that shows action or state of
Ex. Mary sleeps on the couch.
Sleeps is a verb because it shows Mary’s action.
Ex: Mary is on the couch.
Is is also a verb because it shows Mary’s state of being.
An adverb modifies a verb, adjective or adverb
and can tell how, when, or where an action
happened. Adverbs often end in ‘-ly.’
Ex. Jason quickly read the book.
How did Jason read? Quickly.
Conjunctions link words, phrases, and clauses.
Remember an independence clause is an
entire sentence.
Conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
Ex. Grapes are purple or green.
Or is the conjunction. It links purple and green.
Prepositions are words that show the
relationship between words.
Prepositions specify place, direction or time.
Ex. The ball rolled under the table.
Under is a preposition because it specifies place.
Interjections expresses emotions.
They are at the beginning of a sentence
followed by ! or ,
Ex. Sorry, I didn’t mean to step on your toe.
Sorry is an interjection. It is at the beginning of the sentence
and it expresses a feeling.
Identify the part of speech of the underlined word.
The fat cat ate, yet another, cookie
from the table.
Preposition: place.
Identify both.