Grammar

The 8 Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech, also known as Word Classes, are building blocks of English language. They indicate how a word is used in a sentence and help you speak and write English easily and effectively. In English, words are categorized into the 8 major Parts of Speech based on their uses and functions. The article below covers the 8 Parts of Speech.

The 8 Parts of Speech
The 8 Parts of Speech

The 8 Parts of Speech

1.      Noun

Noun refers to the name of Person, place, thing, animal, idea, or event.

Examples:

  • Ali is an intelligent student. (name of a person)
  • Kashmir is a very beautiful place. (name of a place)
  • Dogs are one of the most loyal animals. (name of an animal)
  • I am going to attend my best friend’s birthday (name of an event)
  • Honesty is the best policy. (name of an abstract idea)

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2.      Pronoun

A Pronoun is a replacement for a noun. The English pronouns are he, she, it, I, we, they, and you.

Examples:

  • Ali is an intelligent student. He studies very hard. (He is the replacement to the noun Ali)
  • Aliya is my youngest sister. She is a very stubborn girl. (She is the replacement to the noun Aliya)

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3.      Verb

A verb shows an action, possession, state, and characteristics.

  • Yesterday, I sent Jamal a letter. (shows action)
  • He has a cute (shows possession)
  • My mother is a doctor. (shows state)

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4.      Adjective

An adjective is a word that describes and modify a noun. And they are usually used before a noun to describe them.

Examples:

  • She is a kind
  • He is a stubborn
  • It is cold today.

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5.      Adverb

The adverb is used to modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb.

Examples:

  • He won the marathon because he was running fast. (modifies verb)
  • He won the marathon because he was running very (modifies adverb)
  • Manushi is very kind to poor people. (modifies adjective)

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6.      Conjunction

Conjunction is a word used to join two words, two sentences, and two clauses.

  • Alia and Saima are best friends. (joins two words)
  • She will win the bet if he doesn’t escape. (joins two clauses)

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7.      Preposition

It is used to show position or direction.

  • Harry’s broomstick was on the table when Hermione came in.
  • The students are rehearsing in the class.

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8.      Interjection

The interjection is used to show sudden or strong feelings.

Examples:

  • He said to me,” Alas, I failed the midterm exams.”
  • Wow, it was a very beautiful view.

Conclusion

So, these were the 8 parts of speech of English language. Let us know if you have any question in the comment section below.

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