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Parts of Speech in English Grammar


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. Let's take a look at them below.

Grammar Corner Parts of Speech in English Grammar


8 Parts of Speech in English


A noun names a person, place, things or idea.

Examples: dog, cat, mouse, student, cucumber, apple, Lucy 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: blue, tall, thin, long, short, red, beautiful, sour, sweet 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!


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