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Parts of speech

Overview: In this lesson you will be learning the parts of speech, and how to identify them. Some parts of speech are easier than others. For example a Noun may be easier than an interjection. If you still don’t understand there will be an example under the word.

Identifying the parts of speech
There are 8 parts of speech; an interjection, pronoun, noun, verb, preposition, conjunction, adverb, adjective are all parts of speech.

 8 parts of speech
1. Noun: A Noun is a person, place, or thing.
            Example: Mary has really pretty eyes.
Mary and eyes would be the Noun, because Mary is a person and eyes are a thing.
    Examples of a Noun: George, Bill, Carry, Macy, Maddy, Emily.

2. Pronoun: A Pronoun is a substitute for a Noun.
            Example: I ate chicken for dinner.
I would be the Pronoun, because instead of saying my name it said I.
    Examples of a Pronoun: Me, we, them, us, you, my. 

3. Interjection: An Interjection shows feeling.
            Example: “OUCH!” Phillip cried.
Ouch would be the Interjection, because it is showing that Phillip got hurt.
    Examples of an Interjection: AH, BOO, HEY, OH, OOPS, YES.

4. Verb: A Verb shows action.
            Example: Peyton cut Phillip’s hair right down the middle.
Cut would be the Verb, because it shows what Peyton did.
    Examples of a Verb: ran, jog, sprint, splashed, popped, exploded.

5. Preposition: A Preposition shows direction.
            Example: I jumped over the table
Over would be the Preposition, because it shows I went over the table.
    Example of Preposition: through, above, inside, down, below, beside.

6. Adjective: An Adjective is something that describes a Noun.
            Example: My house is dark green.
Dark green would be the Adjective, because it describes what color my house is.
     Example of Adjective: Yellow, green, blue, orange, pink, purple.

7. Conjunction: A Conjunction links to two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
           Example: Chris bought shoes and a shirt.
And would be the Conjunction, because it links shoes and shirts.
    Examples of a Conjunction: most common Conjunctions are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. (FANBOYS) 

8. Adverb: is a word that modifies a Verb, an Adjective, or another Adverb.
            Example: I whispered softly to George.
Softly would be the Adverb because it modifies the Verb.
    Examples of an Adverb: Eventually, poorly
powerfully, truthfully, too, rapidly.