All Parts of SPEECH
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What is a noun? Define a noun. How do you define a noun? If anybody asks this type of question, you may answer him as:
Definition of noun
The noun is the name of a person, place, thing, idea, quality, or feeling.
It is a naming word and maybe the name of any action.
Qualities of a Noun
- The noun is the largest group of words in a dictionary
- It may be singular or plural.
- It can be replaced by a pronoun.
- It may be countable or uncountable.
- A noun can represent a group of persons or things.
- It may be proper or common.
Examples of person nouns:
Zaid, Ali, John, and William Shakespeare are examples of person names.
Examples of place nouns:
City, village, London, mosque, temple, and ground are examples of nouns.
Examples of nouns used for things:
A table, chair, desk, clock, book, Quran, and computer are examples of nouns that are used for objects or things.
Examples of nouns used for ideas:
Justice, honesty, beauty and business are examples of names of ideas.
Examples of nouns of qualities:
Bravery, softness, hardness, honesty, kindness, fairness, love and hate are examples of nouns that refer to qualities or feelings.
There are several types of nouns. We will cover all types of nouns under the topic Kinds of Noun separately.
What is a pronoun? Define pronouns. How do you define a pronoun?
The answer to these questions is the same. Here it is:
A pronoun is a word that replaces any kind of noun. In other words, we use a pronoun instead of a noun to avoid repetition of a noun because repetition of a noun looks bad in our writings.
Examples of Pronouns:
I, we, you, they, he, she, it, me, mine, us, our, your, them, their, him, his, her, its, myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, all, none, any, some, anybody, somebody, anything, something, this, that, these and those may be exact examples of pronoun.
There are many types and states of pronouns. We will cover the kinds or types of pronouns under the topic Kinds of Pronouns. We covered the states of pronouns separately giving the topic States of Personal Pronouns.
What is a verb?
Define a verb.
How do you define a verb?
If anyone asks you such types of questions, you need not worry. It is very simple to answer such types of queries.
It is a word that is used to show an action, state of being, or occurrence of something.
Other qualities of a verb
- It is an essential part of a sentence.
- It tells about the action of the subject (maybe a pronoun or noun).
- Sometimes it tells about the state of a subject (the subject may be a noun or pronoun).
- Almost all verbs have three forms known as present, past, and past participle.
There are several types of verbs. We mentioned all types of verbs in our other article. You can read about all types of verbs with only a single click on our page “All Kinds of Verbs with examples”.
Examples of verbs:
Run, play, teach, learn, be, sit, stand, weep and sleep are examples of verbs. To see examples of kinds of verbs visit our other page Kinds of Verbs.
We shall cover all forms of all Verbs on another page.
What is an adverb?
Define an adverb.
How do you define an adverb?
Adverbs are another important part of speech. We shall try to define adverbs in different ways for your better understanding.
It is a word that can modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. In other words, we can say adverbs are modifiers of verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
Examples of Adverbs
Neatly, quickly, rapidly, beautifully, importantly, loudly, harshly, slightly and seriously are some examples of adverbs.
Some more information about adverbs:
- Adverbs usually come after the verb.
- Most adverbs have “ly” at the end.
- Usually, we can change an adjective into an adverb by adding “ly” at the end of an adjective.
- In some exceptional, cases an adjective does not take “ly” at the end to make an adverb. For example, The word “fast” is an adjective but we cannot add “ly” at the end to make it an adverb. So, fast is an adjective and an adverb also.
- Adverbs are of many kinds and We will explain the types of adverbs with a lot of examples on this page “All Types of Adverbs”. If you want to master it, then read this page two or three times and attempt adverb assessments prepared by our pedagogic teacher’s team.
What is an adjective? Define an adjective. How do you define an adjective? In order to know all these types of questions read the following information. We have prepared notes about adjectives and we have tried to collect all information about adjectives, their degrees and types.
It is a word that describes or identifies the qualities of a noun, traits of a noun or tells the number of nouns.
Good, bad, correct, rapid, fast, slow, one, two, first, second, tenth, red, white, cold and difficult are examples of adjectives.
- An adjective usually comes before a noun.
- It describes the good or bad qualities of a noun.
- Sometimes it tells about the number of a noun.
- Sometimes it tells about the order of a noun.
- Adjectives can be used before all types of nouns.
- Adjectives are of many types so, we are giving all types of adjectives with examples on this page “All Types of Adjectives”.
What is an article? How do you define an article? Define article.
The answer to these questions is not provided in any dictionary or any book on English grammar.
Definition of Article
Articles are kind of adjectives. Due to their frequent use, they are described separately.
Examples: There are only three articles “a, an, the” in the English language. We have explained the kinds and use of articles on another page titled kinds of Articles and Uses of Articles.
What is a preposition? How do you define prepositions? Define prepositions. These are widespread questions. We are going to explain the definition of prepositions.
As the word “Preposition” suggests, it is a combination of two words “pre and position”.
Definition of Preposition
- It is a word or group of words that is used to join nouns, pronouns and phrases in a sentence.
- We use prepositions to create links between nouns, pronouns or phrases in a sentence.
More information about prepositions:
- Prepositions may be a single word like, in, at, on, of, up, down, under, etc.
- Prepositions may be a group of words like, in front of, instead of, next to, etc.
- It comes before nouns.
- Without prepositions, the meaning of the sentence cannot be clear.
- Prepositions are of several kinds. We have explained all the types of Prepositions separately under the topic Types of Prepositions and their Uses. Assessments about prepositions are also provided for your practice.
What are the conjunctions? Define conjunction.
Conjunctions are the parts of speech that create links between different clauses, different sentences, and between words and phrases to create coordination.
And, but, because, therefore, yet, although, until, since, even, in order to, so that, as much as, if only, but also and rather than, etc. are examples of conjunctions.
Rules and uses in sentences will be explained on another page under the title Kinds and Uses of Conjunctions.
What are the interjections? Define interjection.
Interjections are the sounds that anybody produces to express his sudden feelings.
A sign of an exclamation mark ( ! )is necessary after these expression sound words.
oh, ouch, oh no, well, bravo, alas, what, gosh, goodness, yeh, shitt, boo, ow yes, ah, Nah, oops, whoops and cheers, etc, are examples of interjections.
We have presented All kinds of interjections with their examples and uses in sentences and rules under this topic Kinds and Rules of Interjections.