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Grade 3 - English Language
2.21 Parts of Speech

Grammar deals with rules of a language. In English language, parts of speech refer to the following: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and an article.

A noun is a naming word. It names a person, place, thing, idea, living creature, quality, or action.
Examples: tree, city, train

A verb is a word which describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something).
Examples: walk, eat, think, is

An adjective is a word that describes a noun. It tells something about the noun.
Examples: brave, large, yellow, beautiful

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.
Examples: slowly, quickly, well, yesterday, tomorrow, here, everywhere

A pronoun is used instead of a noun, to avoid repeating the noun.
Examples: I, you, he, she, it, we, they

A conjunction joins two words, phrases or sentences together.
Examples: but, so, and, because, or

A preposition usually comes before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase. It joins the noun to some other part of the sentence.
Examples: on, in, by, with, under, through, at

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.
Examples: Ouch!, Hello!, Hurray!, Oh!, Ha!

Articles (a, an, the) are considered as noun signals. They tell the reader that there is a noun coming in the sentence.

Use 'a' with nouns that start with a consonant.
Examples: a rope, a camel

Use 'an' with nouns that start with a vowel sound.
Examples: an elephant, an igloo, an umbrella

The article 'the' tells about a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples: Give me the strawberry, please.


Directions: Identify the part of speech of the highlighted word in each question. Write the definitions of all the parts of speech and give at least two examples for each part of speech. As a homework, read a book and find at least two example sentences for each part of speech.



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Grade 3 - English Language
2.21 Parts of Speech

Q 1: My minivan has seven leather seats.
noun
adjective
verb

Q 2: The clouds moved swiftly in the sky.
adverb
noun
adjective

Q 3: I think the mall closes at 8:00 P.M.
verb
pronoun
adjective

Q 4: Bob climbed the rope ladder fast at the scout camp.
verb
adjective
adverb

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