Parts of Speech

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Communication SkillsLecture 1Parts of SpeechMahwish Sohailmsohail@uwaterloo.caPARTS OF SPEECHNounPronounVerbAdjectiveAdverbConjunctionInterjectionPARTS OF SPEECHNOUNSA noun is name of aperson, place, animal orthings.Proper NounsBegins with capitallettersspecific persons andthings, specific places.Geographical regions,days of the week monthsholidaysAbstract nounsAn abstract noun is atype of noun thatrefers to somethingwith which a personcannot physicallyinteract.Abstract nounsAn abstract nounis a word whichnames somethingthat you cannotsee, hear, touch,smell, or taste.Examples of abstractnounsconsideration, parenthood,beliefPronounA word that replacesa nounHe, She, It, They.Eg. Mary wentshopping; She wentshoppingGive Examples of thefollowingAdjectives describeNounsAdverbs describeVerbsPrepositionsPrepositions.Aprepositionis a word whichcomes before a noun (or apronoun) to show the noun's(or the pronoun's) relationshipto another word in thesentence.Prepositionsabove, about, across,against, along, among,around, at, before, behind,below,Prepositionsbeneath, beside, between,beyond, by, down, during,except, for, from, in, inside, into,like, near, of, off, on, since, to,toward, through, under, until, up,upon, with and within.ConjunctionsConjunctions areJoining words to makesentencesConjunctionsIt is a part of speech thatconnects or join word

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