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Transcript
Parts of Speech
There are Eight!
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
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1. Nouns
Persons
Places
Things
Ideas (love, honesty, truth)
• Proper Nouns are CAPITALIZED!
Ms. Wardell Mexico,Maine Thanksgiving
• Can function as the subject in a sentence.
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
2. Pronouns
• Take the place of nouns
I, he, she, it, we, they, you
• Can function as the subject in a sentence.
Ex. She went to the store.
Commands: the Implied You
Ex. Take out the trash.
Translation: (You) Take out the trash.
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
3. Verbs
1. Action verbs – jump, kiss, swim
2. State of being (linking verbs) –
is, was, feel, taste
3. Verb phrases (auxiliary verbs) –
was eating, can work, must
walk
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
4. Adjectives
• Describe nouns
Ex. The small, tiny, brown mouse
ate the sugar coated donut crumb.
***Adjectives + Adverbs = Modifiers
(HSA)
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
5. Adverbs (often ends in “ly”)
• Describe:
verbs
adjectives
another adverb
prepositions
Ex. An unusually large crowd quickly
gathered.
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
6. Prepositions
• Relates a noun or pronoun to some
other part of a sentence.
• Always travel with a noun or pronoun.
Ex. I gave the gift to him.
Sally put the dinner on the
table.
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
Sing the preposition song to
the tune of Yankee Doodle!
about, above, across, after, against, among, around,
at, before, behind, beside, between, by, and down,
during, except, for, from, in,
near, of, off, on, over,
through, to, toward, under, up, with,
These are some prepositions.
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
7. Conjunctions
For
And
Nor
But
Or
Yet
So
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS
8. Interjections
• A word or cry expressing sudden or
strong feelings and usually lacking
grammatical connection.
Ex. “Oh no!”, “Yikes”, “Ouch”
Mary K. Wardell/ Hammond HS