Noun. Pronoun. Parts of Speech. Interjections. Verb. Conjunction. Adjective. Preposition. Adverb. 1. Nouns. A noun is a name; nouns name persons, animals, places, things, collections or groups of persons or things, qualities, conditions, actions, processes, and ideas. Examples:
CLUES FOR NOUNS:
The little girl, happy and excited, is learning to ride on the brown horse. The horse’s name happens to be Hannah. The horse is pretty.
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, and adjective, or another adverb.
An adverb tends to tell where, when, or how.
Clues for adverbs:
be has do should
being have does could
been had did would
CLUES FOR VERBS:
1. Verbs often end ining, ed, d, and t.
Call, called, calling; sleep, slept, sleeping; walk, walked, walking
2. Add -ing to a word to see if it can be a verb:
Kick, kicking go, going
BUT NOT: about, abouting; her, hering
3. Try placing He or They in front of the word:
VerbsNever a Verb
He dashes / they dash he honests / they honest
He flies / they fly he ons / they on
He sings / they sing he quicklies / they quickly
Hannah and Bella are riding in the train. They often wonder how a train moves, but they are more concerned with riding on the train. Aren’t they having a great time?
As the fish swam through the water, it held a smaller fish in its mouth. Then a shark approached, and not seeing the fish, it swam by.
1. Coordinating conjunctions: These words join words or groups of words of equal value.
For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
[The four main coordinating conjunctions are AND, BUT, OR, NOR.]
2. Subordinating conjunctions connect dependent clauses with independent clauses of a sentence.