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What are the 8 parts of speech with defination and examples?


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Sara Lewis Profile
Sara Lewis answered

Traditional grammar suggests there are eight parts of speech, which are as follows:

Verb: expresses an action eg. playing tennis

Noun: names a place, thing or idea eg. A chicken lays an egg

Adjective: a word naming the attribute of a noun. A descriptor eg. wild, juicy berries

Adverb: a word that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb or other adverb, describing manner, place, time of degree eg. quite sad

Pronoun: takes the place of the noun in a sentence and refers to a person eg. He went to the shop.

Preposition: sits before a noun (or pronoun) to show the noun's relationship to another word in the sentence eg. He arrived after lunch

Conjunction:  the part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences eg. I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

Interjection: Expresses emotion that has no relation to the rest of the sentence eg. No, go away.

Here's a great video to help remember them:

Taila Nevado Profile
Taila Nevado answered


Here are the eight parts of a speech: Noun, pronoun, verb,
adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition and interjection. You can click on
the following link, where you will not only find some examples, but also get more
information about each of these elements:  You can see some tips to make your speech
persuasive through this link:
I hope my answer is helpful to you. :-)

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