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  1. mohammad

    categories in english


    Would you help me with this

    How many categories do we have in English?
    (Of course I know five of them {noun phrase, verb (p), adjective (p), adverb (p),
    prepositional (p)}) what else?


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    Re: categories in english


    When you use "categories" what do you mean?

    If you mean "parts of speech" then there are traditionally eight in English:

    1. nouns
    2. pronouns
    3. verbs
    4. adjectives
    5. adverbs
    6. prepositions
    7. conjunctions
    8. interjections

    Some might add "determiners" to this list though not me since I prefer parts of speech to be based on single words.

    I'd shorten the list down to six:

    1. nouns and pronouns
    2. verbs
    3. modifiers (adjectives and adverbs)
    4. prepositions
    5. conjunctions
    6. interjections

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