Parts of Speech - Types with Examples

Know about Parts of Speech - Its types/ kinds with examples

Parts of Speech ( sentence ) -

They are the words divided into various kinds according to their work in a sentence. There are eight parts of speech. They are -

Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Adjectives, Conjunctions and Interjections

Sometimes, a word can work as different parts of speech ( sentence ).

For instance : A word can work as a noun. In some sentence, the same word can work as a verb or an adjective etc. It means a word can work in one way in one context, totally different in other context.

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He had a cut on his head.

He cut an apple in the morning.

In the first sentence the word cut performs as a noun whereas in the 2nd sentence the same word is working as a verb. Cut    Cut     Cut

Before we move ahead with this topic, we must know their definitions.

Noun - Noun is the name of anything else. For example :- Ram, School, Chalk etc.

Pronoun - Pronoun is word used in place of a noun in a sentence. For example :- He, She etc.

Verb - Verb is a word that shows an action by the subject in a sentence. For example :- Cut, Work etc.

Adverb - Adverb is a word that adds to meaning of the verb, the adjective, another adverb in a sentence. For example :- Daily, Away etc.

Adjective - Adjective is a word that qualifies a noun or a pronoun. For example :- Beautiful, Tall etc.

Pronoun - Pronoun is a word that shows relation between two nouns or a noun and a verb in a sentence. For example :- At, On etc.

Conjunction - Conjunction is a word that joins words, phrases or clauses. For example :- And, But etc.

Interjection - Interjection is a word that shows some feeling like of happiness, sorrow, surprise etc. For example :- Hurrah !, Alas ! etc.

Exercise of Parts of Speech for Practice - Practice Set with Solution

Find out parts of speech from various sentences given below -

Sentence 1 - The court opens at 9:30 a.m.

Sentence 2 - The patriots courted arrest.

In the 1st sentence the word court is working as a noun whereas in the 2nd sentence the same word is working as a verb.

Bravo ! You have won the match.

Bravo ! - Interjection

You - Pronoun

Have Won - Verb

The - article

Match - Noun

He went to Delhi.

He - Pronoun

Went - Verb

To - Preposition

Delhi - Noun

The students get up early.

The - Article

Students - Noun

Get - Verb

Up - Preposition

Early - Adverb

Radha is a very beautiful woman.

Radha - Noun

Is - Verb

A - Article

Very - Adverb

Beautiful - Adjective

Woman - Noun

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