Parts of Speech

Topic LSH Library Materials Assignments Online Materials
All Parts of Speech
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Pronouns
Prepositions, Articles, and Conjunctions

Parts of Speech Vocabulary

  • Noun: A person, place, or thing. In a sentence, nouns answer the questions who and what.
  • Verb: An action, or a state of being.
  • Adjective: Modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before nouns, or after a form of the reflexive verb to be (am, are, is, was, etc.).
  • Adverb: Modifies or further describes a verb. Adverbs may also modify adjectives. (Many, though not all, adverbs end in -ly.)
  • Pronoun: A word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. Subject pronouns replace the subject in the sentence. Object pronouns replace the object in a sentence.
  • Preposition: A word used with a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, location, time, or to introduce an object (i.e. on, at, under, above, in, of).
  • Article: A, an, and the. Articles come before a noun or a noun phrase in a sentence.
  • Conjunction: A conjunction is a word that joins two sentences, clauses, phrases, or words (i.e. and, but, so).