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Parts of Speech: a listing with definitions of the eight parts of speech
Posted by WOW, Oct 1, 2010.

Parts of Speech

Posted by WOW, Oct 1, 2010.
Filed in : Articles : Writing_basics : Grammar


Every word in a sentence may be classified as one of the eight parts of speech depending on its function in a given sentence. The same word may be used as a different part of speech in different sentences.

The parts of speech and their definitions are given below:

A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, a quality or an idea.

A pronoun is used a s a substitute for a noun.

A verb is a word that expresses action or state of being.

An adjective is a word that describes or limits a noun or pronoun.

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

A preposition is a word that introduces a phrase and connects its object to some other word in the sentence.

A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, or clauses.

An interjection is a word that expresses sudden or strong feeling. It is usually set apart from the rest of the sentence by a comma or an exclamation point.

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