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Articles Articles are a type of adjective that appear before nouns: the (definite) a, an (indefinite) Ex: Please give me the book. (Which book? That specific book over there.) Ex: Please give me a book. (Which book? Any book, I don’t care!)
Pronouns Pronouns take the place of a noun to avoid repetition and/or add variety: Ex: Sally likes to ride Sally’s bicycle. Sally likes to ride her bicycle. She likes to ride her bicycle. However, careless use can cause confusion. Ex: Sally likes to ride Shari’s bicycle. She likes to ride her bicycle.
Prepositions Prepositions are words that specify position, direction, or time: She looked around the room. I hid behind the door. He slept during class. She walked toward the door.
Conjunctions Conjunctions are joining words: and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet They help form compound subjects and verbs: Amir and Jack ran and jumped. They help join independent clauses: Amir wrote the paper, andJack presented it.
Interjections Interjections are words or phrases that show strong emotions. Ow! Wow! Oh, no! Ssh! Yuck! Hey!
Challenge Make a sentence that contains all 9 parts of speech and is grammatically correct. noun verb adjective adverb article pronoun preposition conjunction interjection Post your sentence in the Social Forum under the topic “Parts of Speech Challenge.”
Example Wow! That old woman sings sweetly and Int. adj. adj. noun verb adv. art. dances frenetically around the room. v. adv. prep. art. noun.
Practice For extra practice click on the following links: Easy More Challenging