Clark, you and our recent conversation came to mind.
How do you teach someone the difference when they are probably not even familiar with the different parts of speech, let alone their functions. As long as this is the case, they have no choice but to learn parrot-fashion.
Would you say to your students at this level this:
Being an adjective, good modifies nouns and pronouns.
What does modify mean?
What does noun mean?
What does pronoun mean?
Well does this:
gives more info about
guitou, I am sorry if I have offended you and my assumptions are ill-based.