Parts of Speech | Quick Reference


All words are divided into grammar groups. The grammar groups are called parts of speech.

The groups are:

Nouns (people, places, or things)

Verbs (the state or action word in a sentence)

Adjectives (give more information about nouns)

Adverbs (give more information about verbs)

Determiners (words that come before most nouns)

Prepositions (give information about place and time)

Pronouns (replace nouns)

Conjunctions (join sentences)


(The numbers in the example below refer to the numbers in the list above.)

parts of speech example


Each part of speech

  • has its own rules.
  • is necessary to write grammatically correct sentences.

via Basic Writing for ESL Students | Sample.

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