10 Grammar Mini-Review: Parts of Speech

In English, words are used in one of eight parts of speech: noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. This table includes an explanation and examples of each of the eight parts of speech:

Noun Person, place, or thing Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. game, Marry, apples, carrots
Pronoun Takes the place of a noun Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. her
Adjective Describes a noun or pronoun Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. the, silly
Verb Shows action or state of being Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. ate
Adverb Describes a verb, another adverb, or an adjective and tells how, where, or when something is done Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. quickly
Conjunction Joins words, phrases, and clauses Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. and
Preposition First word in a phrase that indicates the relationship of the phrase to other words in the sentence Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. after
Interjection A word that shows emotion and is not related to the rest of the sentence Wow! After the game, silly Mary ate her apples and carrots quickly. Wow!

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