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DefinitionsofBasicSentenceParts:WordFunctionsandUsageNotes

THE PARTS OF SPEECH


Theeightpartsofspeechverbs,nouns,pronouns,adverbs,
adjectives,prepositions,conjunctions,andinterjectionsare
definedonthepageshyperlinkedbelow.(Someauthoritieswouldnot
listinterjections,butwouldlistdeterminersorarticles,instead.)In
addition,youcanusethePowerpointpresentationonthePartsof
Speech.VisitthepageonPowerpointforfurtherinformation.The
termsbelowandover300othersarealsolistedinthe
Guide'sINDEX.
Here'salittlerhymebyDavidB.Tower&BenjaminF.Tweedthatteachersusedindays
gonebytohelpstudentslearnthepartsofspeech.(Weincludeithereinresponsetopopular
demand.Whythesongleavesoutpronounsisamystery.AwriterfromRichland,Washington,
suggests"APRONOUNreplacesanynoun:/he,she,it,andyouarefound.)Ithasbeensetto
music,butwe'llleavethatuptoyoutodiscoverorcreateforyourself:
Threelittlewordsyouoftensee
AreARTICLES:a,an,andthe.
ANOUN'sthenameofanything,
As:schoolorgarden,toy,orswing.
ADJECTIVEStellthekindofnoun,
As:great,small,pretty,white,orbrown.
VERBStellofsomethingbeingdone:
Toread,write,count,sing,jump,orrun.
HowthingsaredonetheADVERBStell,
As:slowly,quickly,badly,well.
CONJUNCTIONSjointhewordstogether,
As:menandwomen,windorweather.
ThePREPOSITIONstandsbefore
Anounas:inorthroughadoor.
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TheINTERJECTIONshowssurprise
As:Oh,howpretty!Ah!howwise!
ThewholearecalledthePARTSofSPEECH,
Whichreading,writing,speakingteach.

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