Parts of Speech

The 8 Parts of Speach

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 – take the place of nouns (thus avoiding repetition)

I, he, she, who, what, it, me


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,


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.

The dog barked loudly.

She ate the whole bowl of chips.

He visits his Grandmother often.


Preposition – 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.


Conjunctionjoins 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!

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