Presentation on theme: "Parts of Speech Review. A noun is “ a word that names a person, a place, a thing, an idea, a quality, or a characteristic” (Writer’s Choice: 818). A noun."— Presentation transcript:
A noun is “ a word that names a person, a place, a thing, an idea, a quality, or a characteristic” (Writer’s Choice: 818). A noun answers who or what. Examples: You are taking notes. Next week you have a six weeks test.
A pronoun is “ a word that takes the place of a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or another pronoun” (Writer’s Choice: 819). Pronouns are either subject or object pronouns. Subject pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, and they. Object pronouns include me, you, him, her, it, us, and them. Examples: You are eighth graders. We watched the football team play the football game; they won it.
A verb is “a word that expresses an action or a state of being and is necessary to make a statement” (Writer’s Choice: 821). Some common verbs of being (linking verbs) include am, is, are, was, were. Examples: You copy notes. (action verb) You are a student. (verb of being/linking verb)
An adjective is “ a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun” (Writer’s Choice: 813). An adjective answers which, whose, what kind, how many/how much. Articles include a, an, and the. Articles are adjectives. Examples: Did you copy the English notes on the board? The six weeks test should be easy if you study.
An adverb is “ a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb” (Writer’s Choice: 813). Adverbs answer how, when, where, how often, in what manner. Some adverbs have the ly suffix, such as quickly and slowly. Examples: This class moves quickly. Soon the bell will ring.
A preposition is “a word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence” (Writer’s Choice: 819). A preposition must have a noun or pronoun follow it. Some common prepositions include above, after, at, below, beneath, by, down, during, for, from, in, of, on, over, since, through, under, until, up, with. There is a complete list in Writer’s Choice on page 481. Examples: School starts at 8:20 A.M. Above the door is a clock.
A conjunction is “ a word that joins single words or groups of words” (Writer’s Choice: 815). Coordinating conjunctions are one type. Coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) include for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Examples: Seventh and eighth graders can be on athletic teams at Navo. You are out of school for a week at Thanksgiving, but you have two weeks off for Winter Break.
An interjection is “ a word or phrase that expresses strong feeling. An interjection has no grammatical connection to other words in the sentence” (Writer’s Choice: 817). Example: Oops, I dropped the pencil. Darn, that hurt!