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The 8 Parts of Speech. Common Nouns: Words that name a person, place, or thing. The cow jumped over the moon . We celebrated my birthday with a great, big, chocolate cake . Shawn cut the grass. Shawn Cut grass. Proper Noun: A specific person, place, or thing.

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Common Nouns:

Words that name a person,

place, or thing


The cow jumped over the moon.

We celebrated my birthday with a great, big, chocolate cake.


Shawn cut the grass.

Shawn

Cut

grass


Proper Noun:

A specific person, place, or thing


Sandburg is a great place to learn!


He walked across the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Betsy Ross Bridge

He

across


Pronoun:

words that take the place of nouns


Chris likes to eat.

He likes to eat.

Cindy is going to Becky’s house.

She is going to her house.



Adjective:

a word that describes a noun or pronoun. It tells what kind, how many, or which one.


Sour lemons

Happy kids


Cindy has blonde hair.

hair

Cindy

blonde


Verb:

Is the action in a sentence



Erin is running a marathon.

Jessica jumped over the spider.

Spider

Jessica

Jumped


Adverbs:

Describes how the action is performed. They tell how much, how often, when and where something is done.

Usually end in ly

The dog quickly ran towards his owner.

How did he run?


The man sat alone.

A. Sat

man

alone


Prepositions:

A word that shows position or direction.

Examples: in, out, under, over, after, into

The cat was asleep under the covers.


I ran towards the school bus.

Ran

Towards

School bus

What did I do? In which direction?


Conjunctions:

A word that connects words or phrases


And, but, or, nor, although, yet, so, although

My dog likes to take long walks and catch Frisbees.




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