|Grammar deals with rules of a language. In English language, parts of speech refer to the following: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.
A noun is a naming word. It names a person, place, thing, idea, living creature, quality, or action.
A verb is a word which describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. It tells something about the noun.
An adverb is a word which usually describes a verb. It tells you how something is done. It may also tell you when or where something happened.
A pronoun is used instead of a noun, to avoid repeating the noun.
A conjunction joins two words, phrases or sentences together.
A preposition usually comes before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase. It joins the noun to some other part of the sentence.
An interjection is an unusual kind of word, because it often stands alone. Interjections are words which express emotion or surprise, and they are usually followed by exclamation marks.
Directions: Answer the following questions. On a sheet of paper, write the definitions of the parts of speech listed above and give examples.