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University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
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Parts of Speech

Definition

All words are divided into grammar groups. These groups are known as parts of speech —

  1. nouns
  2. verbs
  3. adjectives
  4. adverbs
  5. determiners
  6. prepositions
  7. pronouns
  8. conjunctions

Example

The numbers in the sentence below identify the parts of speech from the list above.

A sentence using all parts of speech

Explanation

Parts of speech —

  • have their own rules for each group.
  • are needed to form grammatically correct sentences.