of English Speech in the form of Table
Some grammar sources categorize English
into 9 or 10 parts of speech. Examples of other categorizations
|part of speech
||function or "job"
|| example words
|| example sentences
||action or state
||(to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must
||Googleurdu.com is a web site. I like googleurdu.com.
|| thing or person
||pen, dog, work, music, town, Karachi, teacher, Karina,
||This is my cat. She lives in my house. We live in Karachi.
|| describes a noun
||a/an, the, 69, some, good, big, red, well, interesting
||My cat is small. I like small cats.
|| describes a verb, adjective or adverb
||quickly, silently, well, badly, very, really
||My cat eats quickly. When she is very hungry, she eats
|| replaces a noun
||I, you, he, she, some
||Reema is Pakistani. She is beautiful.
|| links a noun to another word
||to, at, after, on, but
||We went to school on Tuesday.
||joins clauses or sentences or words
||and, but, when
||I like dogs and I like cats. I like cats and dogs. I
like cat but I don't like rats.
||short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence
||oh!, ouch!, hi!, well
||Ouch! That hurts! Hi! How are you? Well, I don't know.
Verbs may be treated as two different parts of speech:
Lexical Verbs (work, like, run)
Auxiliary Verbs (be, have, must)
Determiners may be treated as a separate part of speech, instead
of being categorized under Adjectives
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