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Parts of speech, also referred to as “word classes,” are considered as the building blocks of grammar. They indicate what a word means or how it functions in a sentence.
See the fact file below for more information on the Parts of Speech or alternatively, you can download our 28-page Parts of Speech worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Different Parts of Speech
- These are words that refer to the names of a person, place, animal, thing, or idea.
- Nouns form the largest class of words and come with several types.
- They can take variety of roles in a sentence.
- Nouns can also serve as a subject or even an object of the verb.
Nouns used in sentences:
- This is my pencil.
- I live in London.
- She is using the telephone.
- Marissa brought an old yarn.
- Ken is the new teacher who arrived yesterday.
- Pronouns are a subclass of nouns.
- These words are used to take the place of a noun or a noun phrase.
- Pronouns avoid repetition of nouns in sentences.
- They must also have a common and clear antecedent.
- The commonly used types of pronouns are personal, possessive, reflexive, reciprocal, relative, demonstrative, interrogative, and indefinite pronouns.
Pronouns used in sentences:
- Marian likes to go shopping and she loves going to cafes too.
- The chair is missing and it hasn’t been brought back since Monday.
- We will go to the beach next month.
- Please hand me that book.
- Kai found himself staring at the sky.
- These are words that show action or state of being.
- They may express a physical action, mental action, or a state of being.
- Verbs may change form depending on the tense or count distinction.
- Every sentence needs a verb.
- Verbs can either literally perform the action or serve as a link to the subject and other information in the sentence.
Verbs used in sentences:
- She cooks their dinner every night.
- Marie will attend their dance practice later.
- I rode my bike this morning.
- Enzo guessed the right answer to the question.
- Hannie bought a ticket to the concert.
- These are words used to describe nouns and pronouns.
- They usually come before a noun.
- Adjectives can also describe the quantity of a noun.
- If there are several adjectives used in a sentence, the order depends on the function of the adjective.
- The usual order of adjectives is number, quality, size, age, shape, color, material, and purpose.
Adverbs used in sentences:
- She gracefully danced to the music.
- I knew about the surprise party because I heard them talking loudly.
- Mark never wrote a letter.
- Katrina quickly did the laundry.
- Mark’s gift was nicely wrapped.
- These are words used to combined words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence.
- Conjunctions allow sentences to be elegantly made and avoid various short sentences.
- There are three types: correlative, coordinating, and subordinating conjunctions.
- Sometimes an adverb can also function as a conjunction.
Conjunctions used in sentences:
- Len has one dog and two cats.
- Do you want some juice or coffee?
- I came in late because of the traffic.
- Jess can was allowed to stay out until three in the afternoon only.
- I forgot the key of my house, so I stayed in the library to wait for my friend.
- These are words used to indicate the relationship between words in a sentence.
- They usually show direction, location, time, or introduce an object.
- Prepositions are usually placed in front of a noun or a gerund verb.
Prepositions used in sentences:
- The door behind you is open.
- I saw your pencil under the table.
- Their house is located across the street.
- Krystal found her keys above the cabinet.
- My cat hid beside the tree.
- These are words usually used to express an emotion or surprise.
- They usually stand alone and are separated in the sentence.
|oh no||my goodness||omg||huh|
Interjections used in sentences:
- Wow! Your voice is really amazing.
- Hurrah! We won the game.
- Oh no! I arrived late again.
- Oops! I left my car key.
- Yay! We will have pizza for dinner.
Parts of Speech Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about Parts of Speech across 28 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Parts of Speech that indicate what a word means or how it functions in a sentence.
Complete List of Included Worksheets
- Parts of Speech Facts
- Color Me
- Look and Observe
- Which One?
- It’s Tina!
- Let’s Go Shopping
- Midnight Snack
- Dear Diary
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