Parts of Speech micro-lesson
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This lesson is all about parts of speech. Every word belongs to a word class also known as a part of speech. Parts of speech summarize the way in which a word can be used grammatically. The major parts of speech for English are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, determiner, pronoun, and conjunction. Some words can be more than one part of speech depending on how they are used. If you look up a word in a dictionary, it will tell you what part of speech it is. For example, the word ‘scare’ is a verb or a noun depending on how it's used. The word ‘the’ is a determiner. The word ‘they’ is a pronoun. You can see a few different parts of speech in this sentence. How many can you find? A large cat prowled slowly through the neighborhood.
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Which words belong to a word class (part of speech)?1) All words.2) All words with more than 3 letters.3) All words that are not names.4) All words except numbers.
Which of these is not a 'part of speech' in English?1) tense2) determiner3) noun4) conjunction
Where can we find out what 'part of speech' a word is?1) In a dictionary2) Nowhere - we just have to guess.3) In a maths book.4) In any book.
What is a 'part of speech'?1) It summarises the way in which a word can be used grammatically.2) Words that are in speech marks.3) Words that people say aloud.4) Another word for syllables.
Can words be more than one 'part of speech' depending on how they are used?1) Yes2) No
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