Parts of Speech in english language explain different ways words can be used in different contexts. Every word in the English Language functions as at least one Part of Speech. Some words can serve as two or more parts of speech based on the context. The same word can be a Verb in one sentence and a Noun or an Adjective in other sentence. This is an introductory article on Parts of speech.
Parts of Speech
Typically there are Eight Parts of Speech in English language.
Introduction to the Eight Parts of Speech in English Language
Noun : A Noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and an abstract idea or a notion.
- Example: Donald Trump, New York, Tiger, Book, Happiness.
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Pronoun : A Pronoun is a word that replaces a Noun or a group of words used as a Noun. In other words it acts as a substitute for a Noun.
- Example: I, We, You, He, She, It, They
Verb : Verbs are the most important words in a sentence. They denote the action or indicate the state of being or existence of the subject.
- Example: My brother is a doctor; The cap looks good; She is playing chess.
Adjective : An Adjective is a word that modifies the Noun or Pronoun. It describes the quality, state or action that a Noun or Pronoun refer to.
- Example: Ramu is a good boy; He looks ugly in the dress
Adverb : Adverbs are used to say how/ where/ when something happens or even how often something happens. In other words, it enhances the information that we got from the adjective, or a verb or another adverb in a sentence.
- Example: He played extremely well in the match.
Preposition : A preposition is a word that begins with a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence.
- Example: About, On, Beside, Along, For etc.
Conjunction : A Conjunction is a word that joins sentences, words and clauses.
- Example: Krishna and Rama play cricket.
Interjection: An interjection is a word used to convey emotions.
- Example: Alas! the ex-president is no more.
The detailed explanation on all the Parts of Speech, their classification, usage and related topics will be covered in separate articles.
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