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Parts of Speech. Noun (N). A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns can be singular or plural. Late last year my cousin bought a Playstation 3 . Portia White was an opera singer . The dogs ate too much food . . Pronoun (Pro). A pronoun takes the place of a noun.

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noun n
Noun (N)

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns can be singular or plural.

Late last yearmy cousin bought a Playstation 3.

Portia Whitewas an opera singer.

The dogsate too much food .

pronoun pro
Pronoun (Pro)

A pronoun takes the place of a noun.

Mr. Miner lovespoetry. She’s always trying to get kids to join PYPM.

Ms. Donnelly got married over the summer. Sheand her husband were married by Mayor Nutter at City Hall.

adjective adj
Adjective (Adj)

An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.

We saw beautiful valleys and rugged mountains.

Mark is a brave man who manages to do many amazing deeds.

determiner det
Determiner (Det)
  • Determiners are a type of adjective. They are little words used in front of nouns to indicate whether one is referring to something specific or something of a particular type.
  • a, an, the
  • my, your, his, her, its, our, their
  • this, that, these and those
  • many, few, several, two, half
  • what, which, whose
verb v
Verb (V)

A verb is an action word or state of being.

Mrs. Martin is the best Physical Education teacher in the world, because she pushes students to perform, and does not allow students to make excuses.

auxilary verbs aux
Auxilary Verbs (Aux)
  • An Auxilary verb accompanies the main verb, and helps to make distinctions in mood, voice, and tense.

You have been late every day. 

He may arrive early.

Paul will become a superstar one day. 

auxiliary verb tip
Auxiliary Verb Tip . . .

A difference between most auxiliary verbs and main verbs is that auxiliaries never occur alone in a sentence.  

  • I would like a new job. ~ *I would a new job
  • You shouldbuy a new car. ~ *You should a new car
  • She mustbe crazy. ~ *She must crazy
adverb adv
Adverb (Adv)

An adverb is used to describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

She sang softly, which made everyone lean in and listen attentively.

The dog visciouslysunk it’s teeth into my leg, which hurt quite a bit.

preposition prep
Preposition (Prep)

A prepositionshows the relationship between nouns, pronouns, and phrases.

The book is onthe table.

The book is beneaththe table.

The book is leaning againstthe table.

The book is besidethe table.

She held the book overthe table.

She read the book duringclass.

conjunction conj
Conjunction (Conj)
  • A conjuntionconnects words or groups of words.

Bob and Nashay are here.

She came, but she did not stay.

Sara is not here, so we shouldn’t start the meeting.

interjection
Interjection
  • An exclamatory word that expresses emotion.

Wow, you did an amazing job on your test!

Goodness, you found my transpass! You are a lifesaver.

indicate the part of speech of each word in the following sentences
Indicate the Part of Speech of each word in the following sentences.

a. The glass suddenly broke.

b. A jogger ran towards the end of the lane.

c. The peaches never appear quite ripe.

d. Gillian will play the trumpet and the drums in the orchestra.

give the part of speech for every word in the following sentences
Give the Part of Speech for every word in the following sentences.

a. The glass suddenly broke.

b. A jogger ran towards the end of the lane.

c. The peaches never appear quite ripe.

d. Gillian will play the trumpet and the drums in the orchestra.

Det / N / Adv / V

Det / N / V / Prep / Det / N / Prep / Det / N

Det / N / Aux / V /Det / Adj

N / Aux / V / Det / N / Conj / Det / N / Prep / Det / N

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