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  1. Parts of Speech

  2. Parts of Speech – what are they? Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Pronouns ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

  3. Nouns • Definition: Person, place, thing or idea • Examples: student, school, pencil, knowledge Watch out! Nouns can sometimes look like verbs. Example: “Walking” NOUN: Walking is healthy. VERB: She is walking.

  4. Verbs • Definition: the action • Examples: jump, think, talks, is falling Watch out! Verbs aren’t always physical actions that you can see. Examples: is, are, was, were, has, have

  5. Adjectives • Definition: words that describe nouns • Examples: huge, happy, loving, rich, short Adjectives can often be turned into adverbs. Examples: “quick” and “quickly” Adjective: He was quick on the track. Adverb: He runs quickly. Watch out!

  6. Adverbs • Definition: words that describe verbs, adding where/when/how the verbs happen • Examples: slowly, easily, tomorrow, nearby Adverbs don’t always end in ‘ly”. Examples: “yesterday” Tim went to the story yesterday. Tells the reader when Tim ‘went’. Watch out!

  7. Pronouns • Definition: a substitute for a noun • Examples: it, his, her, he, she, they, we, their The pronoun can come in the same sentence as the noun it’s substituting, or a different sentence. Examples: Mark is going to his friend’s for dinner. After dinner, he will go to the movies. Watch out!

  8. Practice While working on his essay for English, Peter happily turned on his favorite radio station to listen to some of his favorite tunes. Which of the following is a NOUN? a. turned b. favorite c. listen d. tunes

  9. Practice While working on his essay for English, Peter happily turned on his favorite radio station to listen to some of his favorite tunes. Which of the following is a VERB? a. English b. turned c. his d. some

  10. Practice While working on his essay for English, Peter happily turned on his favorite radio station to listen to some of his favorite tunes. Which of the following is a ADJECTIVE? a. English b. radio c. favorite d. to

  11. Practice While working on his essay for English, Peter happily turned on his favorite radio station to listen to some of his favorite tunes. Which of the following is a ADVERB? a. while b. happily c. some d. station

  12. Practice While working on his essay for English, Peter happily turned on his favorite radio station to listen to some of his favorite tunes. Which of the following is a PRONOUN? a. for b. favorite c. Peter d. his