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Parts of Speech 1

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Because words may have different functions in different sentences, they can belong to more than one of the eight parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. For example, the word book can be a noun (for example, the book is on the desk) or a verb (for example, she asked me to book a room for our meeting). See grammar terms for a list of English grammar terms and their definitions.

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Note: Adapted from HyperGrammar (copyright 1994, 1995 and 1996) produced by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.