Parts of Speech

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person, place, thing, or idea
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proper nouns
used to name a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples: Sarah, Los Angelas, Mars, Cafe Río
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common nouns
used to name people, places, or things in general. Examples: house, dog, broom, happy
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concrete nouns
refers to people or things that exist physically and that at least one of the senses can detect. Examples: cat, desk, baby, bike
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abstract nouns
have no physical existence. They refer to ideas, emotions and concepts you cannot see, touch, hear, smell, or taste. Example: love, time, fear, freedom
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plural nouns
More than one of a noun. Examples: wombats, candies, mice
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possessive nouns
Expresses ownership. Examples: Blake's notebook, Alan's sock, Makayla's fruit roll-up
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Replaces a noun. Examples: I, he, she, they, it, his
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Tell us more about a noun or pronoun. Describes the noun or pronoun. Examples: green slow, five, stinky, tall, round, a, an, the (what kind? which one? how many? how much?)
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Words we use before nouns or pronouns to show their relationship with other words in the sentence. (above, by, in spite of, according to, for, of, at, from, on, before, in, to, below, in addition to, until)
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verbs (main verbs)
Words that show action or a state of being
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linking verbs
Verbs that don't show action. They link the subject to words or groups of words that identify or describe the subject. Examples: (appear, seem, look, become, smell, remain, feel, sound, taste, grown, stay, turn)
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helping verbs
Helps the main verb express an action or a state of being. (have, has, had, do, does, did, may, might, must, can, will, shall, could, would, should, and forms of "be")
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describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb (How? when? where? to what extent?--how much, how long, or how often)
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joins words and phrases
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Expresses strong emotions. Followed by an exclamation point or a comma depending on the strength of emotion. Examples: Wow!, Yuck!, Yes!, Sure
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action verbs
expresses either physical or mental activity
coordinating conjunctions
FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so