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1 Business English at Work © 2003 Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

2 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Objectives Recognize the importance of the terminology used in studying grammar. Identify nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. PP 2-1

3 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech 1.You may offend people by violating the major rules of the language. 2.You become a more effective communicator. Why Study Parts of Speech? PP 2-2

4 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Name people, places, things, activities, ideas, or qualities. Nouns... PP 2-3a Common NounsProper Nouns Woman State College Company Continent Lynn Washington Piedmont College America Online Africa

5 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech People Katrina, student, class Place San Francisco, highway, school, Ohio Things books, desks, pens Nouns PP 2-3b continued Activities walking, keyboarding, swimming, searching Ideas or Qualities Promptness, privacy, motivation, efficiency

6 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Personal Pronouns... PP 2-4 Take the place of nouns. Noun SubstitutesPossessives imeyou hehim sheherit weus they them mymine youryours his herhers its ourours theirtheirs

7 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Verbs... PP 2-5 Give your statements power and add meaning. Three Kinds Action Verbs - show action. readbuywalksendscrape Linking Verbs - show a state of being or condition. amisarewaswere Helping Verbs - assist and precede the main verb. willarehadhavemight

8 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Adjectives... PP 2-6 Modify nouns and pronouns. Adjectives answer the questions: What kind? helpful salesperson, white paper How many? frequent messages, five days Which one? innovative excuse, latest report

9 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Adverbs Modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Adverbs answer the questions: In what manner? We work efficiently in the morning. Where? She moved the deadlines forward. When? We prepare the summary yearly. To what extent? He carefully designed the Website.

10 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Conjunctions... PP 2-8 Connect or join words, phrases, or clauses. Coordinating conjunctions and or but nor Cellular phones and pagers can change your life. Cellular phones or pagers can change your life.

11 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Prepositions... PP 2-9 Connect words; they show the relationship of nouns or pronouns and other words in the sentence. about after at before behind by down from in into near of off on over through to under up with

12 Business English at Work Overview of Parts of Speech Interjections... PP 2-10 Show an emotion or reaction. Usually are followed by an exclamation mark. Good! No Way! Ouch! Great Job! Oh! Wow! Impossible! Oh No! Oops! Ha! Oh, Yes!

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