Grammar For Beginners_ All About Parts Of Speech

Grammar For Beginners: All About Parts Of Speech


Writers Write creates resources for writers. In this post, we share our post, All About Parts Of Speech.

All About Parts Of Speech

Two years ago, we ran a series called Grammar for Beginners. We included parts of speech in it. For today’s post, we have included links to all the parts of speech in one post.

What Are Parts Of Speech?

In language, parts of speech are categories of words based on their function in a sentence. A part of speech is also sometimes known as a word class. Words are the building blocks of language and we need to know how to use them when we write.

According to Wikipedia: ‘In traditional grammar, a part of speech (PoS or POS) is a category of words (or, more generally, of lexical items) that have similar grammatical properties. Words that are assigned to the same part of speech generally display similar syntactic behaviour—they play similar roles within the grammatical structure of sentences—and sometimes similar morphology in that they undergo inflection for similar properties.’

There are eight parts of speech in English: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and articles. Each shows the function of the word as well as how it is used grammatically in the sentence.

Why Do We Need To Know About Them?

Words become sentences. Sentences become paragraphs. Paragraphs become essays, reports, articles, resumes, short stories, and novels. If we understand the functions of words, our ability to write well improves.

The Parts Of Speech:

Please click on the parts of speech to find out more about them:

  1. Nouns
  2. Adjectives
  3. Conjunctions
  4. Verbs
  5. Articles
  6. Pronouns
  7. Adverbs
  8. Prepositions

Use this list to help you understand the function of each word in a sentence.

[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.]

by Amanda Patterson

If you enjoyed this post, read:

  1. The Passive Voice Explained
  2. Three Nagging Grammar Questions Answered
  3. 30 Examples To Help You Master Concord
  4. Punctuation For Beginners: What Is Punctuation?

[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.]