Parts of Speech


There are eight or nine (or more) parts of speech, depending on what you read. Some authorities list nine parts of speech. Those authorities who list eight consider determiners (articles, quantifiers, etc) as adjectives. This site lists nine parts of speech.

Nouns                               Pronouns

Prepositions                     Adverbs

Adjectives                         Determiners  

Conjunctions                   Interjections




To determine what part of speech a particular word is it must be looked at in the context of the sentence. Many words may be a different part of speech in different sentences. Look at these examples.

Mr. Elliot feels well. (Adverb).
She is not a well woman. (Adjective)
Well! What happened? (Interjection)
He dropped his hat into a well. (Noun)


Other links for Parts of Speech
XX English Parts of Speech
XX Parts of Speech
XX 8 Parts of Speech

An explanation of the different parts of speech in English grammar–