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What are the 8 parts of speech?

Here is the quick list of 8 Parts of Speech:

  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Verb
  • Interjection
  • Preposition

Parts of Speech – Video lesson

Parts of speech with Examples

  1. Noun

“It is the name of a certain place, thing, or a person. Like Daniel, English or a lion, etc.”

There are further two major types of noun Common nouns and Proper nouns.

  • Common noun: The name of a commonplace, non-specific person or a thing is known as a common noun like chair, book, city, etc.
  • Proper noun: The name of a special place, person, or thing is known as a proper noun like Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Lahore, etc.

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared. Parts of speech

  1. Pronoun

“A word that is used at the place of a noun is known as a pronoun such as he, she and it, etc”

Basically, the pronoun is a word that is usually substituted for a noun. Pronouns are further defined by their type such as

  • A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or a thing he, she, it, etc. Parts of speech
  • Reflexive pronouns are used to emphasise another noun or a pronoun myself, himself, etc.
  • Possessive pronouns indicate ownership of his, her, its, etc.

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared.

  1. Adjective

“A word which qualifies or modifies a noun or pronoun is known as an adjective such as sweet, pretty, hot, etc.”

  • It can also specify the size, quality, and a number of things. Parts of speech

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared.

  1. Adverb

“It describes or modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb, but never a noun such as gently, quickly, etc.”

  • They are usually used to answer the question of when, where, how. They usually end with the word –ly.

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared.

  1. Conjunction

“Conjunctions joins words, clauses or phrases and indicates the relationship between them, such as but, or so, yet are conjunctions.”

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared.

  1. Verb

“A verb expresses the action of being, doing, or having.” 

  • There is a main verb in a sentence and sometimes one or more helping verbs. Such as  ( she can sing. Here sing is the main verb and can be helping verb) Parts of speech

For Example, An old woman brought me a very long dress from a tailor, and then she quickly disappeared.

  1. Interjection

“Interjections are the words used to express emotions such as Oo! Woo! Etc.”

It is often followed by the sign of exclamation.

Examples:

  • Oh my!
  • Hurrah! We won the match. 
  1. Preposition

“A preposition is a word placed before a noun or pronoun to form a phrase modifying another word in the sentence such as by, with, on, etc”  Parts of speech

Examples:

  • The book is on the table.
  • He wrote a letter with blue pen.

You may like to read All tenses in English.

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What are 12 Parts of Speech?

Most of us believe that there are more than eight parts of speech, but keep in mind that in actual there are only 8 parts of speech which are enough to explain and under complete concept of English.

But some of us believe or think that they may be more than 8, yes there are more than 8, some say 9 and some 12. So let me give you the list of twelves.

Here are some commonly listed eleven parts of Speech:

  1. noun
  2. verb
  3. adjective
  4. adverb
  5. pronoun
  6. preposition
  7. conjunction
  8. interjection
  9. numeral
  10. article
  11. determiner