Parts of Speech
When writing and understanding English grammar, it is essential to understand the various parts that make up your sentences.
If you understand how to use your words properly and accurately, then your sentences will make sense, and you will be writing well and effectively.
Here are a few of the parts of speech that you should be familiar with. Click the links below to read more about each one. A summary of each follows at the bottom of this posting.
This posting mentions each of these "building blocks" briefly. A more comprehensive page on each of the above parts of speech is available. Simply click the links above to read more about each one.
If the group of words has a subject and verb, it will be called a clause.
A conjunction is a word that joins other groups of words. There are two types of conjunctions. Remember when you use a conjunction that you need something for the conjunction to join with.
The participle can be either present tense (present participles) or past tense (past participles).
participle, however, is used as an adjective more than an actual verb.
The meaning is that of a verb in the description. Click this
link for more information.
Gerunds are used more as nouns than as actual verbs. The meaning, however, is that of a verb in the description. A very interesting part of speech. Click this link for more information.
Generally, prepositions begin a phrase: into the car OR behind the house OR above the garage
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