Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Parts of Speech

Here are some important kinds of English words ("parts of speech"):

  1. A noun is the name of a person, place, or thing. (Examples: Mary, student, country, France, book)
  2. An adjective modifies a noun. (Examples: good, large, interesting)
  3. A verb is an action. (Examples: read, learn, eats, goes, forgot, walked)
  4. An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. (Examples: usually, very)
  5. A preposition shows the relationship between two things. (Examples: of, to, on, before, about)
  6. A conjunction connects two or more things. (Examples: and, but, so, when, while)

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