Parts of speech are an important aspect of the language taught in ELA. Not only do the parts of speech help in formulating correct sentences, they also help the reader to understand what is taking place. As a staple of clear communication and analysis, mastery of the parts of speech is essential for ELA students.
|Part of Speech||Definition||Example Words|
|a person, place, thing, or idea||pen, dog, work, music, town, London, teacher, John|
|action or state of being||(to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must|
|a quality of a noun||some, good, big, red, interesting|
|describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb||quickly, silently, well, badly, very, really|
|stands in for a noun||I, you, he, she, we, they, your|
|links a noun to another word||to, at, after, on, before, around, over, of, in, for, with, throughout, from, beneath|
|joins words, clauses, and sentences||and, but, when, or, however, although, nevertheless, therefore, yet, so|
|short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence||oh, ouch, hi, well|
(Part of Speech)
|Ouch! That hurts!||Hi! How are you?||Well, I don't know.||Interjection|
|I like dogs and I like cats.||I like cats or dogs.||I like dogs, but I don't like cats.||Conjunction|
|Tara is smart. She is going to college three years early.||George wants his paper back.||Rashad wants a book, so he goes to the library.||Pronoun|
|Facebook.com is a website.||I like Facebook.com.||I check my Facebook every day.||Verb|
|This is my dog.||He lives in my house.||We live in London.||Noun|
|We went to school on Monday.||Please look under the bed||The book is about a boy who gets lost in the woods.||Preposition|
|My dog is big.||I like big dogs.||My big German Shepherd is better than your tiny Chihuahua.||Adjective|
|My dog eats quickly.||When he is very hungry, he eats really quickly.||I often get out of bed slowly.||Adverb|
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