The Parts of Speech : The Parts of Speech By: Allyson Green
ED 205 Section 08
An Interactive Presentation Quit Main Slide~There are 8 parts of speech in the English language~ : Main Slide~There are 8 parts of speech in the English language~ Verbs
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Resources Quit Verb : Verb Verbs assert something about the subject of a sentence. They express actions, events, or states of being.
Examples: running, jumping, going, sleeping, sitting, eat, move, talk, be, etc.
Verbs in Use
Sarah was feeling sick.
Jim went to the park.
Beth talks on the phone.
Eric was sleeping soundly. Quit Here’s a fun video to help you remember more about verbs! Noun : Noun A noun is a word used to name a person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples: dog, balloon, chair, pan, Jack, umbrella, computer, etc
Nouns in Use:
She watched tv.
Robert walked his dog.
Jillian lifted weights.
He jumped over the tire. Quit Click here to watch a video about nouns! Adjective : Adjective An adjective is a word modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. An adjective usually comes before the noun or the pronoun that is modifies.
Examples: happy, blue, dry, wet, fluffy, pokey, spotted, yellow, many, etc.
Adjectives in Use:
She threw the blue ball.
Carly tried on the pretty, pink shirt.
Drew fixed the old, rusty car.
He washed his dirty laundry. Quit Here’s a great video about adjectives! Adverb : Adverb An adverb is a word that can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a phrase. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, or reason, and answers questions such as "how," "when," "where," "how much".
Examples: very, slowly, quickly, neatly, rather, there, now, etc.
Adverbs in Use:
He ran very quickly.
Sadly Monica got sick today.
Adam talked loudly so the whole class could hear him.
Her very, big shirt hung loosely on her very small body. Quit Watch this awesome video describing adverbs! Pronoun : Pronoun A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun or another pronoun.
Examples: he, she, him, her, it, which, his, we, they, I, you
Pronouns in Use:
Mr. Duso asked the class to be quiet, he had a headache.
Debbie was a great piano player, she could not play the violin though.
Mark wanted candy, he said he had to have it.
Alyssa and Steven went to the park, they had fun there. Quit Here’s a great video about pronouns! Preposition : Preposition A preposition is a word that links nouns, pronouns, and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.
Examples: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, between, by, behind, but, of, near, of, like, off, expect, for, from, upon, underneath, under, with, without, etc.
Prepositions in Use:
Jeremy walked to school.
Josh jumped into the river.
Nathan liked his bowl of soup.
Kyle drew a picture for his mom. Quit Here’s an awesome video that talks about prepositions! Conjunction : Conjunction A conjunction is used to link words, phrases, and clauses.
Examples: and, but, or, nor, yet, so, for
Conjunctions in Use:
Betty ate cheese and crackers.
Derek did not want tea but coffee.
She had purple and yellow flowers.
He liked old or classic cars. Quit Click here for a catchy video about conjunctions! Interjection : Interjection An interjection is a word added to a sentence to show emotion.
Examples: Oh, No, Yes, Ouch, Hey, Ah, Um, Well, etc.
Interjections in Use:
Ouch! That hurt.
Well, is he coming or not?
Hmm, that makes sense.
Oh wow, I didn’t know that. Quit Click this link to learn more interjections! About the Author : About the Author Quit My name is Allyson Green and I am a sophomore at Grand Valley State University. I am studying to become an elementary teacher and I’m majoring in English. I would love to teach grades 3-5. If you have any comments or questions please email me. Resources : Resources Pictures: