Saturday, July 9, 2011

Parts of Speech

*The different kinds of words are called parts of speech.—J. C. Nesfield.

*Words are divided into different kinds or classes, called parts of speech, according to their use; that is, according to the work they do in the sentence.—Wren & martin.

Words are generally divided into eight classes or Parts of speech according to the work they do in a sentence.


01. Noun.
02. Pronoun.
03. Adjective.
04. Verb.
05. Adverb.
06. Preposition.
07. Conjunction.
08. Interjection.




NOUN
A noun is a word which names any person or thing. Examples: Man, Book, Gold etc.
*A noun is a word used for naming some person or thing.—J. C. Nesfield.
*A noun is word used as the name of a person, place or thing.—Wren & Martin.

PRONOUN
A pronoun is a word used for a noun or a clause. Examples: Mike is not here; he is ill. He failed, which broke his heart. Example: Mike is not here; he is ill. He failed, which broke his heart.
*A word used instead of a called a pronoun.—J. C. Nesfield.
*A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun.—Wren & Martin.

ADJECTIVE
An adjective is a word which adds something to the meaning of a noun. Examples: A good boy. A dark room.
*An adjective is a word used for qualifying (or adding something to) the meaning of  a noun or pronoun. --> J. C. Nesfield.
*An adjective is a word used to add something to the meaning of a noun.—Wren & Martin.

VERB
A verb is a word which states something about a person or a thing. Examples: He walks. I go.
*A verb is a word used for saying something about a person or a thing.—J. C. Nesfield.
*A verb is a word used to say something about some person, place or thing.—Wren & Martin.
*A verb is a word that denotes ‘being’, ‘having’ or ‘doing’ or action in any form.—P. C. Das.

ADVERB
An adverb is a word which generally adds something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Examples: He walks fast. He is very clever.
*An adverb qualifies anything except a noun or a pronoun.—J. C. Nesfield.
*An adverb is a word used to add something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.—Wren Martin.

PREPOSITION
A preposition is a word placed before a noun or a noun equivalent to show its relation to some other words in the sentence. Examples: The book is on the table. Selena go to school.
*A preposition is a word placed before a noun or noun-equivalent to show in what relation, the *person or thing denotes thereby stands to something else.—J. C. Nesfield.
*A preposition is a word used with a noun or a pronoun to show how the person or thing denotes by the noun or pronoun stands in relation to something else.—Wren & Martin.

CONJUNCTION
A conjunction is a word which joins words, phrases or clauses. Example: He said this to Mike and Selena. He sat behind you but in front of me.
*A conjunction is a word for joining one word to another word, or one sentence to another sentence.—J. C. Nesfield.
*A conjunction is a word used to join words or sentences.—Wren & Martin.

INTERJECTION
An interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feeling or emotion. Example: Alas! Hark!
*An interjection is a word or sound thrown into a sentence to express some feeling of the mind.—J. C. Nesfield.
*An interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feeling.—Wren & Martin.

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