Parts of Speech
The 8 Parts of Speech
Nouns name people, places, things, or ideas.
There are many different types of nouns. Here are a few: proper nouns, common nouns, collective nouns, possessive nouns, and compound nouns.
Pronouns take the place of nouns.
Just like nouns, there are many different types of pronouns. Here are a few of them: reflexive pronouns, indefinite pronouns, possessive pronouns, and relative pronouns.
Verbs show actions or states of being.
Linking verbs, action verbs, and helping verbs are described on the page above. Modals are described here, and you can learn even more about action verbs and linking verbs.
Adjectives describe, or modify, nouns and pronouns.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs
Prepositions show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and some other word in the rest of the sentence.
Conjunctions join two or more words, phrases, or clauses
Interjections show excitement or emotion. They are not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence.