Parts of Speech
There are 8 parts of speech:
Except for interjections, the parts of speech work together,
& you usually have to see how a word is working with other
words to be sure what part of speech it is.
Remember that a word can be one part of speech in a
certain context & another part of speech in a different
I run every day.
I went for a run.
I’m tired, so I’ll rest.
I am so tired.
She’s a good student.
They did it for the good of the team. --noun
Noun: person, place, thing, idea
Pronoun: takes the place of a noun
Adjective: describes a noun or pronoun
Verb: shows an action or a state of being
Adverb: describes a verb, adjective, or other
• Preposition: shows the relationship between a
noun & another word in the sentence
• Conjunction: links two items
• Interjection: a word/phrase to show emotion, set
apart from the sentence, grammatically unrelated
to the rest of the sentence.
These exercises require you to distinguish between different parts of speech.