Advertisement
Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
eLearning
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

What Are Parts of Speech in the English Language?

Part of the English Grammar For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

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).

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win an iPad Mini. Enter to win now!