Introduction: What are Parts of Speech?
In module 2 you will learn:
- What the different types of word are that make up the English language
- How these types of word work and the roles they play in a sentence
In module 1 we introduced the idea of making words and sentences. As we went along we saw some words like verb, adjective and adverb. Now it's time to find out a lot more about these and other kinds of word.
To say everything we want to say in English we have 9 different types of word. That's it, just 9 types of word are all we need to do everything from saying hello to writing a novel. These different types of word we have at our disposal are called the parts of speech, and each one has different jobs to do in a sentence. Here are the nine parts of speech: