Grammar

The English Reader Grammar Page

 

Here on the English Reader grammar page I will be adding various grammar topics and will also include links to outside websites that cover grammar topics as well.

The 8 Parts of Speech

Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection.

Noun - names a person, place, thing or idea.

Teacher, doctor, Patrick, Jordynn

School, downtown, Germany, work, playground

Toy, car, elephant, animal

Ideas can fall under categories such as:

• Actions - honesty, bribery, love, courage.
• Emotions - anger, fear, love, jealousy.
• Reasoning - wisdom, stupidity, knowledge, philosophy.
• Social Concepts - justice, fame, immorality, duty, faith.
• States of Being - innocence, captivity, temptation, friendship.

Pronoun - takes the place of nouns (thus avoiding repetition)
examples are I, he, she, who, what, it, me

Janet loves basketball, she plays every day.

Patrick went to visit his mother yesterday.

Verb - express action, or (states of) being.

Sing, hit, play, sitting

Is (The girl is pretty)

Adjective - describes a noun or pronoun using qualities such as
size, number, color, kind, etc.

A big house, the third book, the orange ball, a messy room

Adverb - describes a verb, adjective or adverb using qualities
such as time (when) manner (how), quantity (how much)
or frequency (how often). We were there yesterday.

* It rained all day yesterday.
* The dog barked loudly.
* She ate the whole bowl of chips.
* He visits his Grandmother often.

Preposition - a word or group of words that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in the sentence, and usually comes before the noun or
pronoun.

* He went home after work.
* The bike is in the garage
* She went to the store.

Conjunction - joins two words, phrases or sentences together

* There was free food and drink at the party.
* He went to bed early although it was Friday.
* That dog is little but loud.

Interjection - expresses strong emotion, and often stands
alone in the sentence.

* Ouch! That hurt!
* Wow! He has gotten tall!
* Umm! That smells good!

 

Links to other grammar info:

20 English Adverbs Of Manner To Make Your Sentences More Interesting.