Every single word we use belongs to one of eight word groups or parts of speech.
Wow! Did you hear that? Just think about that fact for a minute. We use thousands of words, and they can all be separated into just eight groups!
You'll learn about all eight word groups below, and you'll transform yourself into a grammar guru.
Everything else that has to do with grammar builds on this information, so soak it all in!
Verbs show actions or states of being. Linking verbs, action verbs, and helping verbs are described on the page above. Modals are described here, and you can learn even more about action verbs and linking verbs here.
Adjectives describe, or modify, nouns and pronouns.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
Prepositions show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and some other word in the rest of the sentence.
Conjunctions join two or more words, phrases, or clauses
Interjections show excitement or emotion. They are not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence.
Did you know that most words can
function as multiple parts of speech?
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