Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, Premium 3rd Edition (2016)

Appendix A. The eight parts of speech

1. Noun

A word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea.

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2. Verb

A word that expresses an action, occurrence, or mode of being.

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3. Adjective

A word that modifies or describes a noun. It can be descriptive or quantitative.

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NOTE Articles are classified as definite and indefinite. Technically, articles are adjectives, because they modify nouns; however, many people believe that they deserve separate status due to their frequency of use.

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4. Adverb

A word that modifies or describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb.

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5. Preposition

A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word in a phrase, clause, or sentence.

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6. Interjection

A word or phrase used as an exclamation without any grammatical function.

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7. Pronoun

A word that replaces a noun that is understood because of previous use or from context.

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8. Conjunction

A word that connects two words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.

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