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|THE PARTS OF SPEECH|
|The eight parts of speech verbs, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections are defined on the pages hyperlinked below. (Some authorities would not list interjections, but would list determiners or articles, instead.) In addition, you can use the Powerpoint presentation on the Parts of Speech. Visit the page on Powerpoint for further information. The terms below and over 300 others are also listed in the Guide's INDEX.|
Here's a little rhyme by David B. Tower & Benjamin F. Tweed that teachers used in days gone by to help students learn the parts of speech. (We include it here in response to popular demand. Why the song leaves out pronouns is a mystery. A writer from Richland, Washington, suggests "A PRONOUN replaces any noun: / he, she, it, and you are found. ) It has been set to music, but we'll leave that up to you to discover or create for yourself:
Function and Usage Notes
|Direct and |
|Verbs and Verbals |
(Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds)