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.
The English parts of speech
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.