Parts of Speech

Noun: a noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.  Nouns may be common or properCommon nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea, while proper nouns are specific and must always be capitalized.

Examples of Common Nouns: child, valley, table, truth.                 

Examples of Proper Nouns: Jennifer, Texas, the George Washington Bridge, Equal Rights

Verb:  a verb is a word that shows action, a condition, or state of being.

Examples: walk, watched, enjoy, study, imagine, am, is, was, were, remains, finish, missed.

Pronoun:  a pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun.

Examples: I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they, him, her, them, mine, our, someone, who, whom, whose

Adjective: an adjective is a word that is used to describe a noun or pronoun.  A proper adjective is an adjective that is formed from a proper noun.  It must always be capitalized.

Examples: big, small, tall, short, glue, long, English, German, Mexican, Spanish, Chinese, African.

Adverb: an adverb is a word that is used to describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

Examples: silently, quietly, swiftly, always, seldom, often, never, very.

Conjunction: a conjunction is a word that is used to join words or groups of words.

Examples: and, or, but, nor, either, neither, because, however, since.

Preposition: a preposition so a word that is used to show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.

Examples: above, at, below, for, of, from, to, during, after.

Interjection: An interjection is a word or phrase that is used to express strong emotion.

Examples: Oh!  Oh no!  Look out!  Great!  Aha!