Category: Parts of Speech

There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. The part of speech indicates how the word functions in meaning as well as grammatically within the sentence.
  • Parts of Speech Overview
    • This handout defines the basic parts of speech and provides examples of their uses in sentences. In the English language.
  • Sentence Structure and Mechanics
    • Includes lessons in: Abbreviations, Agreement: Nouns and Pronouns, Agreement: Subject and Verb, Capitalization, Complete Sentences vs. Fragments, Run-on Sentences Misplaced Modifiers: The funniest errors in the world, Titles: Underline or Quotations?, Using Articles: A, An, The, Using Numbers and Numerals by Amy Addison, and Writing About Events in Books: Past Tense? Present?
  • The Eight Parts of Speech
    • There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. The part of speech indicates how the word functions in meaning as well as grammatically within the sentence. An individual word can function as more than one part of speech when used in different circumstances. Understanding parts of speech is essential for determining the correct definition of a word when using the dictionary.