Parts of Speech

Words are divided into different kinds or classes, called Parts of Speech, according to their use; that is, according to the work they do in a sentence.

The parts of speech are eight in number:

1. Noun.

  • A Noun is a word used as the name of a person, place, or thing;
  • The word thing includes (i) all objects that we can see, hear, taste, touch, or smell;
  • and (ii) something that we can think of, but cannot perceive by the senses.

2. Adjective.

  • An Adjective is a word used to add something to the meaning of a noun;


3. Pronoun


  • A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun;

4. Verb

  • A Verb is a word used lo express an action or state

5. Adverb

  • An Adverb is a word used to add something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective, or another adverb;

6. Preposition

  • A Preposition is a word used with a noun or a pronoun to show how the person or thing denoted by the noun or pronoun stands in relation to something else

7. Conjunction

  • A Conjunction is a word used to join words or sentences

8. Interjection

    • An Interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feel ing


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