Parts of Speech

Topics: Noun, Adjective, Parts of speech Pages: 2 (421 words) Published: March 22, 2013
A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Kind of Noun
A proper noun is the special word (or name) that we use for a person, place or organization, like John, Marie, London, France or Sony. A name is a noun, but a very special noun - a proper noun. Proper nouns have special rules. common noun| proper noun|

man, boy| John|
woman, girl| Mary|
country, town| England, London|
Company| Ford, Sony|
shop, restaurant| Maceys, McDonalds|
month, day of the week| January, Sunday|
book, film| War & Peace, Titanic|
| |

Is a action word
Ex. Walk
An adjective is a word that tells us more about a noun. (By "noun" we include pronouns and noun phrases.) An adjective "qualifies" or "modifies" a noun (a big dog). Adjectives can be used before a noun (I like Chinese food) or after certain verbs (It is hard). We can often use two or more adjectives together (a beautiful young French lady).

Adverbs are an important part of speech. They usually answer questions such as how?, where?, when? how often? and how much? Pronouns
Pronouns are small words that take the place of a noun. We can use a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronouns are words like: he, you, ours, themselves, some, each... If we didn't have pronouns, we would have to repeat a lot of nouns. We would have to say things like: * Do you like the president? I don't like the president. The president is too pompous. With pronouns, we can say:

* Do you like the president? I don't like him. He is too pompous Preposition
A preposition is a word governing, and usually coming in front of, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element, as in: * She left before breakfast.
* What did you come for?
(For what did you come?)

* Conjunctions
* A conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. * Here are some example conjunctions:...
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