List of 8 Parts of Speech & their Definition, Examples
PARTS OF SPEECH – Here is a list of the eight(8) parts of speech, their definition, and some examples.
In English, there are these parts of speech which are often discussed in our elementary and secondary years. They are among the basic components of English that are necessary for us to be able to comprehend the other lessons well.
These parts are the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjecion. In this article, we will try to discuss them one-by-one and we’ll sort out some examples.
The noun refers to the name of person, place, thing, event, etc. Often, it plays the role of the subject or the doer of the action in a sentence.
Examples: Teacher, Dr. Gregory Chan, Apple, Cup, Harvard University
The pronoun is one of the most common parts of speech aside from the noun. It replaces the noun in a sentence to avoid repetition.
Examples: He, She, It, Her, Him, Their, Our, They, Them
The adjective is the word that describes a noun or a pronoun in a sentence. It can be a number.
Examples: small, beautiful, three, lazy, high, tiny
The verb is also one of the common parts of speech in English. It denotes action. It is also called “action word”.
Examples: run, sit, eat, tap, write, search, throw
Based on an article on HG Publishing, an adverb is a word that provides more information about the verb in the sentence. It often ends in “ly”.
Examples: beautifully, sweetly, warmly, sadly, slowly
A preposition tells the position of an object if it is below, on top, beside,etc. of a certain object.
Examples: on, at, in, after, before
Conjunction stands to the task of joining two(2) words or ideas based on the article.
Examples: or, and, yet, but, while, since, although, nor
Interjections are words that express surprise. Often, they end on an exclamation point.
Example: Eww! – Ouch! – Alas! – Wow! – OMG!