Parts of Speech in English

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In the English language there are eight parts of speech. These are:

  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Interjection
  • Noun
  • Preposition
  • Pronoun
  • Verb

These eight categories can be expanded e.g. by Article and Numeral. In the following tables we concentrate on the eight main categories.

Parts of Speech Examples
Adjective Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Adverb Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Conjunction Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Interjection Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Noun Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Preposition Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Pronoun Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Verb Look! He is sitting on an old chair and is snoring loudly.
Parts of Speech Explanation
Adjective describes a noun or a pronouns (how something or someone is)
Adverb describes a verb, an adjective or an adverb (how someone does something)
Conjunction joins words or phrases
Interjection expresses a feeling
Noun names a person or a thing
Preposition expresses a connection between persons or things
Pronoun can substitute a noun
Verb expresses an action or a state

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