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University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
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Parts of Speech


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


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

A sentence using all parts of speech


Parts of speech —

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