Parts of speech review2 2010

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  • 1. Parts of Speech Review #2
  • 2. 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!)
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Interjections
    Interjections are words or phrases that show strong emotions.
    Ow! Wow! Oh, no! Ssh! Yuck! Hey!
  • 7. 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.”
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Practice
    For extra practice click on the following links:
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