Saturday, January 17, 2009
PARTS OF SPEECH
Words are divided into different kinds of classes, called Parts of Speech.
The parts of speech are:-
A Noun is a word used as the name of a person, place or thing.
1. The rose smells sweet.
2. The sun shines bright.
3. His courage won him honour.
Thing includes all objects that we can see, hear, taste, touch or smell.
An Adjective is a word used to add something to the meaning of a noun.
1. He is a brave boy.
2. There are twenty boys in this class.
A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun.
1. John is absent, because he is ill.
2. The books are where you left them.
A Verb is a word used to say something about some person, place or thing.
1. The girl wrote a letter to her cousin.
2. Shanghai is a big city.
3. Iron and copper are useful metals.
An Adverb is a word used to add something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
1. He worked the sum quickly.
2. This flower is very beautiful.
3. She pronounced the word quite correctly.
A Preposition is a word used with a noun or a pronoun to show how the person or thing denoted by the noun or pronoun stands in relation to something else.
1. There is a cow in the garden.
2. The girl is fond of music.
3. A fair little girl sat under a tree.
A Conjunction is a word used to join words or sentences.
1. Wang and John are cousins.
2. Two and two make four.
3. I ran fast, but missed the train.
An Interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feeling.
1. Hurrah! we have won the game.
2. Alas! he is dead.