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Parts of Speech

Traditional grammar classifies a word based on the following 8 parts of speech (Note: A proper noun is a type of noun, not a part of speech).

Type Example
Adjectives A word that is used to describe or qualify a noun or pronoun.
It tells what what kind, how many or which ones.
Adverb A word used to describe a verb. It tells where,
how or when and frequently ends in -ly.
Conjunction A word that is used to join words or groups of words.
Interjection A word that is used to express strong emotion.
Noun A word that names a person, place, thing or idea.
Proper Noun A specific name for a person, place or thing. Proper nouns
are capitalized and usually do not have a plural form.
Preposition A word used to show the relationship of
a noun or pronoun to another word.
Pronoun A word that is used in place of a noun.
Verb A word that shows physical or mental action,
being or state of being. It is a word that used to
say something about the noun or pronoun.

Collective nouns name a certain kind of group or collection of people, animals and things. It is a single unity that contains more than one person, animal or thing. Many times collective nouns replace the person, animal or thing they are naming, e.g., Look at the crowd of people over by the bank, the crowd [...]

Using picture words or nouns can aid a preschool child or any child struggling with reading. The table below combines both Fry and Dolch picture words and common nouns. We also created free worksheets and other fun activities which are located below the table. List of Picture Words (Picture Nouns) The combination of Fry’s 100 [...]

A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing or an idea. There are different kinds or classes of nouns. Nouns can fall into one or more of the following categories: proper, common, concrete, abstract, collective or compound. In addition, a noun can be classified as singular or plural, countable or [...]

Size is defined as the amount of space occupied by someone or something; it describes how large or small someone or something is. List of Size Adjectives The following list contains common adjectives that are often used to describe the size of someone or something. Size Adjectives baby illimitable scrawny beefy immeasurable short big immense [...]

Feelings are defined as the state of a person’s emotions. As the name implies, positive feeling adjectives describe a person’s good emotions. They answer the question, what positive kind of. List of Positive Adjectives The following list contains common adjectives that are often used to describe the positive emotions of a person. Feelings (Positive) Adjectives [...]

The definition of sound is the sensation experienced through the sense of hearing. Hearing is one of the five senses that uses our two ears to communicate the direction and distance of sounds to our brain. List of Sound Adjectives The following list contains common adjectives that are often used to describe the sounds a [...]