parts of a sentence
Classifications of words, phrases, and clauses according to the way they figure in sentences. (See auxiliary verb, conjunction, dependent clause, direct object, independent clause, indirect object, modifier, predicate, and subject.)
The 8 Parts Of Speech In EnglishThere are eight major parts of speech. Nouns name persons, places, things, ideas, or qualities, e.g., Franklin, boy, Yangtze River, shoreline, Bible, desk, fear, happiness. Pronouns usually substitute for nouns and function as nouns, e.g., I, you, he, she, it, we, they, myself, this, that, who, which, everyone. Verbs express actions, occurrences, or states of being, e.g., be, become, bunt, inflate, run. Adjectives describe or modify nouns or pronouns, e.g., …
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