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WRIT Class Handout, 8 Parts of Speech Prepared by: Dr. Tim Cowan Part of Speech Overview ( ) In the English language, words are categorized into several types or parts of speech, according to their use. This handout provides definitions and examples for the 8 major parts of speech in English grammar: noun , pronoun , verb , adverb , adjective , conjunction , preposition , and interjection . English 8 Parts of Speech ( ) 8 parts of speech Function or What it Does (job) Verb action or state Noun a person, place, or thing Adjective describes a noun Adverb describes a verb, adjective or adverb Pronoun replaces a noun Preposition links a noun to another word Conjunction joins clauses or sentences or words
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Interjection short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence TABLE, 8 PARTS OF SPEECH WITH EXAMPLES Prepared by: Dr. Tim Cowan (
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