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ENGLISH GRAMMAR
Grammar Topics
  Alphabet
  Vowels & Consonants
  Word Building
  Sentences
  Articles
  Cardinal-Ordinal Numbers
  Parts of speech
  Noun
  Pronoun
  Verb
  Adverb
  Adjective
  Preposition
  Conjunction
  Interjection
  Tenses
  Opposites
  Active & Passive Voice
  Direct & Indirect Speech
  Vocabulary building
   
   
  ENGLISH GRAMMAR  
PARTS OF SPEECH
Introduction
There are eight kinds of words and they are called Parts of Speech in English language:
Noun
 
Pronoun
 
Verb
 
Adverb
Adjective
 
Preposition
 
Conjunction
 
Interjection
NOUN    
Noun
 

A noun is the (word) name of everything i.e. People, places, animals, birds, insects, things etc.

Kinds of Nouns according to their functions:
Common Noun Countable Noun
Proper Noun Uncountable Noun
Collective Noun Material Noun
Abstract Noun Possessive nouns
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PRONOUN    
Pronoun
 

A word that is used in place of a noun is called Pronoun. eg. I/You/We/He/She/They/It etc.

There are four kinds of Pronouns:
Personal Pronoun Demonstrative Pronoun
Relative Pronoun Interrogative Pronoun
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VERB    
Verb
 

A verb is a word used to express an action or state. eg. Boys play, I eat an ice-cream, Birds fly.

There are three kinds of verbs :
1. Transitive Verb
2. Intransitive Verb
3. Auxiliary Verb
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ADVERB    
Adverb
 

An adverb is a word used to add something more to the meaning of a verb, an adjective & another verb. eg. He ran fast, She speak loud..

There are different kinds of adverbs:
Adverb of time Adverb of frequency
Adverb of place Adverb of manner
Adverb of degree Adverb of reason
Adverb of duration Adverbs of affirmation
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ADJECTIVE    
Adjective
 

An adjective is a word used to add something more to the meaning of a noun. e.g. The tree is tall, A girl is beautiful. The parrot is green.

There are six types/kinds of Adjectives.
Adjective of Quality Adjective of Quantity
Demonstrative Adjective Interrogative Adjectives
Possessive Adjectives Distributive Adjective
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PREPOSITION    
Preposition
 

A preposition is a word used with a noun or pronoun to show the person, a thing, denoted by the noun or pronoun, stands in relation to something else. eg. The book is on the table, The school is near the temple.

Basically, there are three types of Prepositions:
1. Preposition of Time
2. Preposition of Position
3. Preposition of Direction
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CONJUCTION    
Conjuction
 

A Conjunction is a word used to join two words or sentences. eg. One and one makes two, The girl is poor but honest.

Some of the important conjunctions are:
after and as but because before
hence that till if since so
though unless untill when while whether
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INTERJECTION    
Interjection
 

An interjection is a word used to express sudden emotions/feelings. Wow ! It’s so beautiful, Oops ! I missed the train, Oomph ! She is beauty. Expressing – energy enthusiasm i.e. sexual appeal.

Interjections are no way connected grammatically with other parts of sentences.

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TENSES