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27 October 2011

The Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech : Mastering in Few Minutes

Hola! How’s there? Hope you all are fine. With me again, Mr. Enjoy, and now we will discuss about Parts of Speech. In English, sentences may ca be divided in some kinds according to the function of each word has in the subject-predicate relationship. Each of these functions is classified as a different part of speech.

The words that form the central core of the sentence are the parts of speech that known as nouns (or pronouns) and verbs. There also words that classified into adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives and adverbs are the words that modify the central core words. Beside that, there are also words that show a particular kind of connecting relationship between these four parts of speech. These words are called prepositions and conjunctions.

Traditional grammar classifies words based on eight parts of speech. There are:

·         Verb
·         Noun
·         Pronoun
·         Adjective
·         Adverb
·         Preposition
·         Conjunction
·         Interjection.

Every part of speech above explains not what the word is, but how the word is used. The same word can be a noun in one sentence and a verb or adjective in the next. Now, look at the examples below. The examples below show how a part of the word of speech can change from one sentence to the next. Each of them is a series of sections on the individual parts of speech.

1. Tables are made of wood, nails, and paint.
In this sentence, "tables" is a noun, the subject of the sentence.

2. Ashley walks slowly while Fiona needs her help.
Here "needs" is a verb, and its subject is "Fiona."

3. They walk down the street.
In this sentence, "walk" is a verb, and its subject is the pronoun "they."

4. The mail carrier stood on the walk.
In this example, "walk" is a noun, which is part of a prepositional phrase describing where the mail carrier stood.

5. Mr. Enjoy wants to build a new home.
Here "home" is a noun, which is the object of the infinitive phrase "to build."

6. The police told the stranger that if they did not leave the city immediately he would jail us.
Here "jail" is part of the compound verb "would jail."

7. They heard high pitched cries in the middle of the night.
In this sentence, "cries" is a noun acting as the direct object of the verb "heard."

8. Diana cries all night long and all day long.
But here "cries" is a verb that describes the actions of the subject of the sentence, the baby.

Hmm… I think it is enough to describe the meaning of the Parts of Speech. Now, Mr. Enjoy wants to look for some coffee first. There is so much unresolved problem in my head. :D
So, I need to refresh my mind first. But don’t worry. We will meet again in the next post!

 In the next post, Mr. Enjoy will explain you further about each of the parts of speech, except pronoun and interjection. So, KEEP STAY TUNE on www.enjoy2learn-english.blogspot.com

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