Parts of Speech Review

Part of Speech Function Sample Words Example Sentences


action or state

(to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must

It’s not easy to be green.


Person, place or thing

Paris, Frank, dog, house, rose

My dream is to go to Paris with Frank and my dog. We’ll buy a house and he’ll give me a rose.


describes a noun

a/an, the, some, good, big, blue, interesting

I live in a big blue house.


describes a verb, adjective or adverb

quickly, silently, well, very, really

I really want a taco.


replaces a noun

I, you, he, she, some

Elizabeth enjoys reading. She works at a library.


links a noun to another word

to, but, at, after, on

We walked to the store on Thursday.


joins clauses or sentences or words

and, but, when

I like to read and write but I also like math.


short exclamation

oh!, ouch!, hi!, well

Ouch! That’s going to hurt!