the 8 Parts of Speech: NOUNADVERB PRONOUNPREPOSITION ADJECTIVECONJUNCTION VERBINTERJECTION
An Overview… NOUN A NOUN is a person, place, thing, or idea. A COMMON NOUN is a general person, place, thing, or idea. A PROPER NOUN is a specific person, place, thing, or idea. It is capitalized. common nounProper Noun cityChicago mallLouis-Joliet Mall carFord Mustang
An Overview… PRONOUN A PRONOUN replaces a noun. Examples: The boy went for a walk. He went for a walk. The girl rode her bike. She rode her bike. The teachers assigned homework. They assigned homework. When you use a pronoun in your writing, make sure to first use the noun to make it clear who or what you’re talking about.
An Overview… ADJECTIVE An ADJECTIVE describes a noun or a pronoun. Examples: blue sky cranky baby mean dog
An Overview… VERB A VERB shows an action or expresses a state of being. Examples: The rain fell from the sky. (action verb) The child skated on the ice. (action verb) I am happy. (helping verb)
23 Helping Verbs am is are was were be been being do does did would should could will shall can might must may have has had
An Overview… ADVERB An ADVERB modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs help make meaning clear by telling how, when, where, or to what extent something is true. Adverbs often end in -ly. Examples: carefullysometimesinsidefully quicklyonceherevery
An Overview… PREPOSITION A PREPOSITION is a word that relates its objects to some other word in the sentence. Examples: Martha moved to Washington. The ball flew over the car. The bug crawled under the rock.
An Overview… CONJUNCTION A CONJUNCTION is a word that connects words or groups of words. Examples: The journey was hard and dangerous. I almost didn’t do my homework, but I realized that was a bad idea. Should I go to the mall or the movies?
An Overview… INTERJECTION An INTERJECTION is a single word or short group of words that is used to express a feeling or emotion. Examples: Whew! That was hard. WOW! I got straight A’s on my report card! Oh, look at that beautiful scenery.