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Parts of Speech-Understanding the English language (mac_t13)

Nouns name a person, place, thing, an animal or an idea.
Pronouns (I, me, you) are used in place of nouns.
Adjectives (short, slow, clever) describe a noun or pronoun.
Verbs (is, run, hop, eat, knock, kick, jump, draw, run, swim, cut, cook) express actions or state of being. They tells you what people, animals or things are doing. Only verbs have tenses.
Adverbs (slowly, softly, quickly) tell something about a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Prepositions (on, near, over) show how a noun is related to some other words in the sentence.
Conjunctions (and, or, because) connect words or groups of words.
Interjections (Wow, oh, Yikes!) show emotions or surprises.
Articles (a, an, the).
Common nouns (boy, car, continent, country, day, girl, holiday, island, lake, language, month, mountain, people, place, sea, street) are the general names of people, animals, places, things or ideas. Common nouns do not start with capital letters.
Proper nouns (James, Toyota, Asia, Singapore, Sunday, Mary, Christmas Day, Sentosa, Lake Toba, English, January, Mount Everest, Singaporean, Jurong, Red Sea, Shenton Way) are the special names of people, animals, places or things. Proper nouns start with capital.
Masculine gender nouns These are words that describe male creatures (boy, brother, rooster).
Feminine gender nouns These are words that describe female creatures (girl, sister, hen).
Common gender nouns These are words that describe either male or female creatures (child, adult, bird).
Neuter gender nouns These are word that describe things that are neither male nor female (apple, bed).
Idioms A fixed group of words with a special meaning which is different from the meanings of the individual words.
Proverbs Short well-know statements that contain advice about life in general.
Similes Similes compare 2 things with similar qualities.
Homephones A word that sounds the same as another word but is different in spelling and meaning.
Synonyms A word with the same meaning or nearly the same meaning as another word.
Antonyms A word that means the opposite to another word.
Simple present tense The simple present tense tells you things that people always or often or never do. Uncle Tom washes his car every day. Peter sometimes lends me his bike. My parents never eat sweets.
Simple present tense You also use the simple present tense to say that something is true now. Tom collects stamps. These apples taste delicious.
Simple present tense Only verbs have tenses. When you use a verb in the simple present tense with he, she, it or a singular noun, you have to add s or es to the verb. You have to add es if the verb ends in ch, sh, s, x, z or o.
Simple present tense You use the simple present tense to say that something is a fact. The sun rises in the east. Ducks love water.
Simple present tense You also use the simple present tense to talk about things that you have arranged for the future. The children start to school tomorrow. The train leaves in five minutes.
Simple present tense If the base form ends in a consonant followed by y, you change the y to I before adding es.
Created by: mac_t13