part of speech (ADJETIVES (Just like adjectives, adverbs are also used to…
part of speech
Just like adjectives, adverbs are also used to describe words, but the difference is that adverbs describe
adjectives, verbs, or another adverb.
The carvings are intricate.
The italicized word describes the appearance of the noun “carvings.”
Wow! That doughnut is huge!
The italicized word is an adjective which describes the size of the noun “doughnut.”
This part of a speech refers to words that are used to name persons, things, animals, places, ideas, or events. Nouns are the simplest among the 8 parts of speech, which is why they are the first ones taught to students in primary school.
Proper– proper nouns always start with a capital letter and refers to specific names of persons, places, or things.
Common– common nouns are the opposite of proper nouns. These are just generic names of persons, things, or places.
Concrete– this kind refers to nouns which you can perceive through your five senses.
Examples: folder, sand, board
Abstract- unlike concrete nouns, abstract nouns are those which you can’t perceive through your five senses.
Count– it refers to anything that is countable, and has a singular and plural form.
Mass– this is the opposite of count nouns. Mass nouns are also called non-countable nouns, and they need to have “counters” to quantify them.
This is the most important part of a speech, for without a verb, a sentence would not exist. Simply put, this is a word that shows an action (physical or mental) or state of being of the subject in a sentence.
A pronoun is a part of a speech which functions as a replacement for a noun.
Just like adjectives, adverbs are also used to describe words, but the difference is that adverbs describe adjectives, verbs, or another adverb.
Adverb of Manner– this refers to how something happens or how an action is done.
Adverb of Time- this states “when” something happens or “when” it is done.
Adverb of Place– this tells something about “where” something happens or ”where” something is done.
Adverb of Degree– this states the intensity or the degree to which a specific thing happens or is done.
This part of a speech basically refers to words that specify location or a location in time.
Micah is hiding under the bed.
The italicized preposition introduces the prepositional phrase “under the bed,” and tells where Micah is hiding.
During the game, the audience never stopped cheering for their team.
The italicized preposition introduces the prepositional phrase “during the game,” and tells when the audience cheered.
This part of a speech refers to words which express emotions. Since interjections are commonly used to convey strong emotions, they are usually followed by an exclamation point.
Hey! I said enough!
Hurray, we won!
Ouch! That must have hurt.