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Part of Speech

part of speech function or "job"

example words

example sentences

Verb

action or state

(to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must

EnglishClub.com is a web site. I like EnglishClub.com.

Noun

thing or person

pen, dog, work, music, town, London, teacher, John

This is my dog. He lives in my house. We live in London.

Adjective

describes a noun

2, some, good, big, red, I have two dogs. My dogs interesting, thin, amazing, are big. I like big dogs. beautiful, quick, important quickly, silently, well, badly, My dog eats quickly. When very, really, slowly, he is very hungry, he yesterday, tomorrow, here, eats really quickly. everywhere

Adverb

describes a verb, adjective or adverb

Pronoun Preposition

replaces a noun links a noun to another word joins clauses or sentences or words

I, you, he, she, it, we, they

Tara is Indian. She is beautiful.

to, at, after, on, in, by, We went to school on with, under, through, Monday. and, but, when, so, because, or I like dogs and I like cats. I like cats and dogs. I like dogs but I don't like cats.

Conjunction

Interjection

short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence. express emotion or surprise


An article is used to introduce a noun.

oh!, ouch!, hi!, well, Hello!, Hurray!, Oh no!, Ha!

Ouch! That hurts! Hi! How are you? Well, I don't know.

Article

the, a, an

I have a book. The English book is mine.

Here are some sentences made with different English parts of speech:
verb Stop! noun John verb works. noun verb verb

John

is

working.

pronoun She

verb loves

noun animals.

noun Animals

verb like

adjective kind

noun people.

noun Tara

verb speaks

noun English

adverb well.

noun Tara

verb speaks

adjective good

noun English.

pronoun She

verb ran to

preposition

adjective the

noun station

adverb quickly.

pron. She

verb likes

adj. big

noun snakes

conjuncti on but I

pron.

verb hate

pron. them

Here is a sentence that contains every part of speech:

interjection Well,

pron. she

conj. and

adj. young

noun John

verb walk

prep. to

noun school

adverb slowly.

Exercise
Beautiful They Speak Cat Quickly The And Oh By eat Or Little Badly twelve we

1. You have to believe in yourself if you ever expect to be successful at something. 2. We left for the mountain just before six in the morning. 3. We first went to the store to buy a few things. 4. We had a breakfast at a caf near the rail station. 5. My friend wasn't strong enough to lift his heavy rucksack. 6. I helped him carry it. 7. The weather was very cold. 8. My friend said, "Oh! What a cold weather!" 9. We didn't spend the night there. 10. We got back home late at night but we didn't go to sleep immediately. We were very hungry.

1. 2. 3. 4.

I bought a beautiful dress at the mall. What did she ask you to do? I left my shoes under the kitchen table. If we finish our work quickly we can go to the movies. 5. On Saturdays I work from nine to five. 6. I want to go to a university in the United States. 7. I'm sure I have met your girlfriend before. 8. Well, I don't think I will be here to answer the phone. 9. Andy knocked on the door but nobody answered. 10.After lunch let's go out for a coffee.