Parts of Speech Review

Part of Speech Function Sample Words Example Sentences

Verb

action or state

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

It’s not easy to be green.

Noun

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.

Adjective

describes a noun

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

I live in a big blue house.

Adverb

describes a verb, adjective or adverb

quickly, silently, well, very, really

I really want a taco.

Pronoun

replaces a noun

I, you, he, she, some

Elizabeth enjoys reading. She works at a library.

Preposition

links a noun to another word

to, but, at, after, on

We walked to the store on Thursday.

Conjunction

joins clauses or sentences or words

and, but, when

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

Interjection

short exclamation

oh!, ouch!, hi!, well

Ouch! That’s going to hurt!