Parts of Speech

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Parts of Speech by Mind Map: Parts of Speech

1. Adjectives

1.1. This part of a speech is used to describe a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives can specify the quality, the size, and the number of nouns or pronouns. Use this link to get a list of adjectives.

2. Conjuctions

2.1. The conjunction is a part of a speech which joins words, phrases, or clauses together. Examples of Conjunctions: and, yet, but, for, nor, or, and so

3. Prepositions

3.1. This part of a speech basically refers to words that specify location or a location in time. examples of Prepositions: above, below, throughout, outside, before, near, and since

4. Pronouns

4.1. A pronoun is a part of a speech which functions as a replacement for a noun. Some examples of pronouns are: I, it, he, she, mine, his, hers, we, they, theirs, and ours.

5. Interjections

5.1. This part of a speech refers to words which express emotions. Since interjections are commonly used to convey strong emotions, they are usually followed by an exclamation point.

6. Adverbs

6.1. Just like adjectives, adverbs are also used to describe words, but the difference is that adverbs describe adjectives, verbs, or another adverb.

7. Nouns

7.1. This part of a speech refers to words that are used to name persons, things, animals, places, ideas, or events. Nouns are the simplest among the 8 parts of speech, which is why they are the first ones taught to students in primary school. Examples: Tom Hanks is very versatile. The italicized noun refers to a name of a person.

8. Verbs

8.1. This is the most important part of a speech, for without a verb, a sentence would not exist. Simply put, this is a word that shows an action (physical or mental) or state of being of the subject in a sentence. Examples of “State of Being Verbs” : am, is, was, are, and were