Parts of Speech We organize grammar into parts of speech. Learning how to use parts of speech will help you build sentences and improve your writing. Parts of Speech We organize grammar into parts of speech. Learning how to use parts of speech will help you build sentences. It will make you a better writer.
Parts of Speech Parts of Speech • Noun • Pronoun • Verb • Adjective • Adverb • Preposition • Conjunction
Parts of Speech A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing. Person: The boy jumped. Place: We went to the park. Thing: I love my dog.
Parts of Speech A pronoun takes the place of one or more nouns. Some pronouns include he, she, we, and they. Molly likes to play. She likes to play.
Parts of Speech A verb tells what the subject of a sentence does or did. The pilot flew an airplane.
Parts of Speech An adjective describes, or tells about, a noun. Adjectives make sentences more interesting. The hungry cat meowed loudly.
Parts of Speech An adverb describes, or tells about, a verb. Adverbs tell how or when. Many adverbs end in –ly. Erin walked quietly to class.
Parts of Speech A preposition can tell how, when, what, how much, or where about something in a sentence. Some common prepositions are in, of, on, under, and to. The book is under the bed.
Parts of Speech Conjunctions are words such as and, but, and or. Conjunctions join two words or two parts of a sentence together. We can play on the swings or jump rope.