Parts of Speech

When we talk about 'parts of speech', what we mean is whether a word is a noun or a verb or an adjective or a preposition or something else. Here are some different word categories that we use when we're talking about English grammar. Click on each category for more information.
  • Noun (apple, table, book, beauty, sky, life)
  • Verb (be, want, go, do, imagine)
  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Preposition
  • Pronoun
  • Article
  • Conjunction (In traditional grammar, there are eight parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, pronoun, conjunction and interjection, but I have made a longer list because I think it is more useful.)