Parts Of Speech : Parts

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Caleb Morrow English Grammar Research Paper 7 April 2015 Parts of Speech Parts of speech are the basic words that English has. They are what we use every day in our life. There are a total of eight parts of speech but recently there has been another one added. The nine parts of speech are: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. It is important to be able to recognize and identify the different types of words in English, so that you can understand grammar explanations and use the right word form in the right place in any situation. A noun is a person, place, or thing. It is also called a naming word. There are different types of nouns as well. There are count nouns, mass nouns, collective nouns, abstract nouns, and collective nouns. Count nouns are anything that can be counted like: five baseballs, a few glass bowls, or a dozen eggs. A mass noun is something that can’t be counted such as water, air, and blood. A collective noun is a noun that can take a singular form but are composed of more than one individual person or items like a jury, team, class, or a herd. An abstract noun is a noun with the kind of word that is not tangible like warmth, justice, grief, or peace. A collective noun is a noun that help with words that can be singular or plural. A verb is a word that describes an action or a state of being something. There are four verb forms. There is a base form, past form, present participle, and a past participle.
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