Parts of Speech

Links and learning materials covering parts of speech in English

Parts of speech is the term used for the basic categories of words in a language. In English, the eight primary parts of speech are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Other subcategories include articles and determiners.

OWL Resources

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) has many helpful resources covering parts of speech:

Other Online Resources

My Prepositions handout includes a simple explanation how to identify prepositions and how they function grammatically, along with an exhaustive list of commonly used English prepositions I compiled.

Camilla’s English Page features browser-based grammar exercises and quizzes, some of them concerned with parts of speech. Many more such quizzes and exercises will be added in the new future. Here are a few: