What Are Parts of Speech in the English Language?
Languages are made up of separate parts of speech, which all work together to create meaningful conversations. Here’s a list of the top eight parts of speech, with examples to show you how you use them in everyday speech.
Noun: Names a person, place, thing, idea (Lulu, jail, cantaloupe, loyalty, and so on).
Pronoun: Takes the place of a noun (he, who, I, what, and so on).
Verb: Expresses action or being (scrambled, was, should win, and so on).
Adjective: Modifies a noun or pronoun (messy, strange, alien, and so on).
Adverb: Modifies a verb, adjective or other adverb (willingly, woefully, very, and so on).
Preposition: Relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence (by, for, from, and so on).
Conjunction: Ties two words or groups of words together (and, after, although, and so on).
Interjection: Expresses strong emotion (yikes! wow! ouch! and so on).