Parts of Speech*

Parts of Speech

April 4, 2019

Native English Instructor

Written by Douglas Shaw

Parts of speech are sentence elements that work together to make up a sentence.

A sentence is not a functioning or working sentence without the correct usage and combination of its essential parts of speech:

The difference is that not all basic sentence parts have to be included all of the time to actually make up a complete and working sentence, but its parts do have to work together accurately for a writer or speaker to convey his or her intended ideas.

The basic parts of speech include:

nounpronounverbadjective
adverbprepositionarticle