Are ARTICLES: a, an, and the.
A NOUN's the name of anything,
As: school or garden, toy, or swing.
ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun,
As: great, small, pretty, white, or brown.
VERBS tell of something being done:
To read, write, count, sing, jump, or run.
How things are done the ADVERBS tell,
As: slowly, quickly, badly, well.
CONJUNCTIONS join the words together,
As: men and women, wind or weather.
The PREPOSITION stands before
A noun as: in or through a door.
The INTERJECTION shows surprise
As: Oh, how pretty! Ah! how wise!
The whole are called the PARTS of SPEECH,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.
The follwing list is by no means comprehensive. Consider it a start - to be developed as we go along. Do you have your own favorite pages about parts of speech? Please share them with us.
Reviews, handouts, study resources
- http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/ (click "parts of speech" on left hand menu)
- Links to Parts of Speech, sites for native speakers in elementary and middle school
- Review: Parts of Speech: Identify the part of speech of the highlighted word in each of the sentences on this page.
- Parts of Speech at Interlink, review pages and pop quizzes - 10 Chapters/ topics
- POS quiz from Utah State College
- Identify POS, Flash quiz, part of an I-TESJ project
- English Club POS quiz
- Another English Club POS quiz
- Grammar Station POS Quiz
- Using English POS quizzes #1 & #2 (adverbs)
- Interactive Parts of Speech Quizzes & Reviews
What is the difference between parts of speech and parts of the sentence?