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    deffinitions for the 8 parts of speech

    what are the deffintions for the 8 parts of speech

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    You find them all defined here: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary.html

    look up the main categories, like:
    adjective
    adverb
    noun
    verb
    pronoun
    preposition
    conjunction

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    A pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or a noun phrase.



    Verbs refer to an action or a state.



    An adjective modifies a noun. It describes the quality, state or action that a noun refers to.



    An adverb is a part of speech that normally serves to modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, clauses, and sentences. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb



    A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, phrases, or clauses together. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_conjunction


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