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  • English Grammar Parts of Speech© Capital Community College
  • Eight Parts of Speech s Nouns V erb Pron ounsInterjections s e rb Pre A ect es dj iv A dv pos i tio ns C onjunctions
  • Word that namesa A Persona A Place a A Thing a An Idea
  • Kinds of NounsCommon Nouns Proper Nouns boy John girl MarySingular Nouns Plural Nounsboy boysgirl girlsSingular Possessive Plural Possessive boy’s boys’ girl’s girls’
  • A word that expresses action or otherwise helps to make a statement “be” verbs & taste feel Subject Linki sound look ng appear become seem predicate grow remain stay
  • Every sentence must have a© Capital Community College
  • Kinds of Verbsa Action verbs express a Linking verbs make a mental or physical statement by action. connecting the subject with a word that describes or explains it.He rode the horse to victory. He has been sick.
  • The pronoun is a word used in place of one or more nouns. It may stand for a person, place, thing, or idea. s Indefinite Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns n oun anybody this ro nal P ine each thatP erso e, m urs either I, m our, yo s, these ,y er none you , her, h she it, its urs someone, one, etc. Interro those o ur, s, o , their , gative P ,u we them ronoun , s who s they their whom elf mys elf what rs you which whose
  • Modifies or describes a noun or pronoun. Answers these questions:Did you lose your address book?Is that a wool sweater?Just give me five minutes.
  • Modifies or describesa verb, an adjective, Answers the questions: or another adverb. He ran quickly. How? When? She left yesterday. We went there. Where? It was too hot! To what degree or how much?
  • Interrogative Adverbs How did you break yourintroduce questions leg? When does your plane leave? How often do you run? Where did you put the mouse trap?
  • A preposition introduces a noun or pronounor a phrase or clause functioning in the sentence as a noun. The word or word group that the preposition introduces is its object. They received a postcard from Bobby telling about his trip to Canada.
  • The preposition never stands alone! noun object of pre position pronoun preposition preposition objectYou can press those leaves under glass. can have more than one objectHer telegram to Nina and Ralph brought good news. object can have modifiers It happened during the last examination.
  • Some Common Prepositionsaboard behind from throughout about below in to above beneath into toward across beside like under after between of underneathagainst beyond off until along by on upamong down over uponaround during past with at except since within before for through without
  • The conjunctionA conjunction is a word that joins words or groups of words. n d a or neithe it her /or r/nor e
  • The interjectionis an exclamatory word that expresses emotion G o o d n e s s ! What a cute baby! Wow! Look at that sunset!
  • That’s all for now. . . More Later© Capital Community College