๐Ÿงฉ Parts of Speech

= syntactic word categories that comprise a language

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The 8 English parts of speech:1

Open classes

= POS, which donโ€™t readily accept new members

  • NOUN: a person/place/thing/idea โ†’ โ€œdogโ€
  • ADVERB: description of (AD)VERB/ADJECTIVE โ†’ โ€œquicklyโ€
  • ADJECTIVE: description of (PRO)NOUN โ†’ โ€œquickโ€
  • INTERJECTION: expression of emotion โ†’ โ€œwowโ€
  • MAIN VERB: action โ†’ โ€œrunโ€


  • AUXILIARY VERB: being โ†’ โ€œcanโ€
  • PRONOUN: used in place of a NOUN โ†’ โ€œheโ€
  • PREPOSITION: description of a relation between a (PRO)NOUN to another word โ†’ โ€œafterโ€
  • CONJUNCTION: connection of words/phrases/ โ†’ โ€œandโ€


โ†’ ๐ŸŸซ Brown TAGS


  1. Parts of speech explained โ†ฉ