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Parts of Speech: Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns

Parts of Speech

Learn the nine parts of speech with this simple jingle or mnemonic device. It is easy to memorize a sentence or phrase and if you simply use the first letter of each word to remind you of the part of speech.

The jingle is: "Very astute and proper names can always impact people."

The first letter of each word stands for, in order: Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Pronoun, Noun, Conjunction, Article, Interjection, Preposition.

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Nouns, Verbs, and Pronouns

Remember nouns as the "naming" word, and verbs as the "doing" word.

Nouns name a person, place, or thing.

"Mary walked to town."

The nouns in that sentence are "Mary" and "town".

Pronouns rename the noun.

"She walked to town."

The pronoun "she" renames "Mary".

"She walked to it."

The pronoun "it" renames "town".

Verbs describe the action in the sentence.

The verb in the above sentence is "walked".

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Adjectives and Adverbs

Modify nouns and pronouns with adjectives.

Adjectives answer the questions, "What kind?" "Which one?" "How many?" and "How much".

For example: The pretty girl.
"Pretty" is the adjective, and it answers the question, "What kind of girl?".

Modify verbs and adjectives with adverbs.

Adverbs tell "when, where, how, and to what degree".

For example: "I got your letter yesterday." (when) or "She ran quickly." (how)

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