Part of Speech

by Powell

In English the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

A noun is a word that refers to a thing (book), a person (Bev Test, an animal (cat), a place (Orlando), a quality (softness), an idea (justice), or an action (yodeling).

Types Of Nouns

  • Common noun.
  • Proper noun.
  • Concrete noun.
  • Abstract noun.
  • Collective nouns.
  • Count and mass nouns.

a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hearbecomehappen.

Examples of Action Verbs in Sentences

  • Andrew is throwing the football.
  • She accepted the job offer.
  • He thought about his stupid mistake in the test.
  • Tom visited his cousin for a while and then went home.
  • The dog ran across the yard.
  • She left in a hurry.
  • She yelled when she hit her toe.
  • The cat sat by the door.

Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast. 

 Examples of Adjective

  • Charming.
  • Cruel.
  • Beautiful
  • Stunning
  • Miniature
  • Tiny
  • strong
  • Admirable
  • Adventurous
  • Rigid
  • Fantastic.
  • Gentle.
  • Huge.
  • Perfect.
  • Rough.
  • Sharp.

: a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb and often used to show degree, manner, place, or time


  • She swims well.
  • He ran quickly.
  • She spoke softly.
  • John coughed loudly to attract her attention.
  • He plays the flute beautifully. ( after the direct object)
  • He ate the cheese cake greedily. ( after the direct object)

Some examples of adverbs of manner include:

  • Slowly.
  • Rapidly.
  • Clumsily.
  • loudly
  • Softly
  • Quickly
  • Badly.
  • Diligently.
  • Sweetly.
  • Warmly.
  • Sadly.

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