Parts of Speech

Grammar

English words are divided into eight different parts of speech according to their function in a sentence. The parts of speech are (the envelope, please): adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, pronouns, prepositions, and verbs. Here, you learn how to recognize parts of speech so you have a standard way to describe how words work together to create meaning.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style © 2003 by Laurie E. Rozakis, Ph.D.. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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