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Grammar: the study of the classes of words, their inflection and their function and relation in the sentence.
English has an alphabet of 5 vowels and 21 consonant letters.
These letters join together to form words.
Words join together to form sentences.
Words within sentences are examples of parts of speech.
Parts of speech:
Nouns: names, people, places, and things
Examples: house, table, ball
Jessica lived in a large house down the street.
Pronouns: substitutes for nouns
Examples: I, you, he, she, it we, they, us, him, her, them
When I am done reading this book I’ll give it to you.
Adjectives: describe nouns
Examples: pretty, large, old, blue
The sky was blue.
Sky = noun
Blue = adjective
Verbs: define states of being or actions
Examples: is, are, talk, have, look
John was talking on the phone.
Talking = verb
Prepositions: placed before nouns and pronouns to show the relationship.
Examples: across, near, to, with, into
Jane is inside the shopping mall.
Inside = preposition
Shopping mall = noun
Adverbs: tell where, when, and how the action or state occurred
Examples: here, tomorrow, slow, lovingly
I hit the ball far.
Hit = action verb
Far = adverb
Conjunctions: used to join words in a sentence
Examples: and, or, but, however
John and Vicki are going to the beach.
And = conjunction
Interjections: show strong emotion or surprise and they act independently of the sentence
Examples: wow, oh, yikes
Wow, look how large the mountain is.
Wow = interjection
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