English sentences are made up of words. Each word, in turn, is a part of speech. Here’s a quick review of the main parts of speech.
|noun||a person, place, thing, quality or act||student, park, chair, kindness|
|verb||an action or existence word||go, run, be, drink, study, feel|
|adjective||a word that describes a noun||a happy person
a sunny day
|adverb||a word that describes a verb, adjective, or adverb||He drives carefully.
She speaks English well.
|conjuction||a word that joins words, phrases, or clauses||John and Mary
tea or coffee
I like you but I cannot go out with you.
|preposition||a word that describes a relationship between a noun and a noun, verb, or adverb||in, on, at, into, beside, above, below, with|
|interjection||a word that describes a sudden utterance||Oh!
|pronoun||a word that replaces a noun or noun phrase||I admire Lili. She is an intelligent woman.
Where is John? He is at the clinic.