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8 Parts of Speech with Meaning and Useful Examples

8 Parts of Speech with Meaning and Useful Examples

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8 Parts of Speech! The parts of speech explain how a word is used in a sentence. In this lesson, you will learn eight parts of speech in English (also known as word classes): nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

8 Parts of Speech


  • A noun names a person, place, things or idea.
  • Examples: pen, house, book, teacher, students, daughter, thief, Mary, and etc.
  • Example Sentence: The teacher gives us a lot of homework.


  • An adverb tells how often, how, when, where. It can describe a verb, an adjective or an adverb.
  • Examples: frequently, seldom, sometimes, early, soon, etc.
  • Example Sentence: Don’t worry, he will get well soon!


  • A verb is a word or group of words that describes an action, experience.
  • Examples: study, think, prepare, realize, believe, look, see and etc.
  • Example Sentence: Jim studies hard to pass the final exam.


  • An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.
  • Examples: tall, thin, red, beautiful, ugly, sweet, handsome and etc.
  • Example Sentence: You look so beautiful in that red dress.


  • A preposition is used before a noun, pronoun, or gerund to show place, time, direction in a sentence.
  • Examples: at, in, on, from, above, below etc.
  • Example Sentence: Be careful! the cat is lying under your table.


  • Conjunctions join words or groups of words in a sentence.
  • Examples: so, until, and, because, yet, therefore, moreover, since, or,  but and etc.
  • Example Sentence: I have studied English since 1995.


  • Pronouns replace the name of a person, place, thing or idea in a sentence.
  • Examples: this, that, he, she, it, we, they, him, her, and etc.
  • Example Sentence: This book belongs to her friend.


  • Interjections express strong emotion and are often followed by an exclamation point.
  • Examples: Hooray! Yeah! Oops! Phew! Bravo! Well! Aha!
  • Example Sentence: Yeah! Finally, I passed this exam!

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8 Parts of Speech with Meaning and Useful Examples



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