What is a Part of Speech?

A part of speech is a group of words that are used in a certain way. For example, “run,” “jump,” and “be” are all used to describe actions/states. Therefore they belong to the VERBS group. In other words, all words in the English language are divided into eight different categories. Each category has a different role/ function in the sentence.

See also  PART OF SPEECH: NOUNS, PRONOUN, VERBS AND ADJECTIVES

The English parts of speech

Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

In the English language many words are used in more than one way. This means that a word can function as several different parts of speech.

For example, in the sentence “I would like a drink “the word “drink” is a noun. However, in the sentence “They drink too much” the word “drink” is a verb. So it all depends on the word’s role in the sentence.

 

See also

ESSAY WRITING: INFORMAL LETTER

COMPREHENSION AND WRITING SKILLS

ADJECTIVE AND ADJECTIVAL PHRASE

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT-TRANSPORTATION

FIGURES OF SPEECH

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