Parts of Speech
Parts of speech, there are eight. You will learn them, they are great!
Verbs are actions: run, see, greet, talk, play, work, drink, and eat.
Linking words are also verbs: am, is, are, was, and were.
Helping verbs like to help out. When they can, they’ll help, no doubt:
can, could, may, might, and would, must, shall, will, ought, and should.
Nouns name a person, place or thing. Wait a minute, there’s one more!
We must remember there are four. It’s the abstract don’t forget!
An idea or concept! If you don’t see it, it’s not concrete!
Next are pronouns. We have a few.
Let me tell you what they do. They love to sub when nouns are gone.
Like the teacher, when she’s sick. Who will come to class and teach?
They are substitutes for nouns. They replace nouns and pronouns.
They are short, but they are sweet, when you don’t want to repeat!
These are words that are quite short:
I, you, he, she, it, and they, me, him, her, we, us, and them.
A pronoun pro is what you are because pronouns now you know!
Let’s move on to something new. I will share them all with you.
To describe a noun you’ll need what we call an adjective.
Words like tall, curly, and green, twenty, beautiful, serene,
Dirty, tired, bored, and clean. They make life much less routine!
Everything that you can find, they describe and modify.
They bring color to your life. That is what they love to do!
Oh, how boring life would be if there were no adjectives!
Soon an expert you will be! You’ll just have to wait and see!
Adverbs tell how it is done. Many end with suffix -ly
They show us the how and when, and they say to what degree.
The conjunctions like to join. They are: but, for, yet, and, nor.
They join sentences and more. The last two that I will say
are the shortest of them all. So and or are the last two.
You’ll remember them for sure!
Next we have those little words you hear everywhere you go.
Little words with lots of fame. Interjection is the name.
When you’re joyful, mad, or glad. When surprised or feeling pain,
interjections you will use. They will surely entertain!
When you win, you might yell, “Wow! If in pain, “Oh, no!” or “Ouch!”
If surprised, “Hey!” “Well!” and “Oh!” and to greet “Hi!” or “Hello!”
Prepositions are the last I will introduce to you: into, over, under, and beside. They combine with other words and become another phrase to locate and to describe.
I go shopping at the mall. “Mall” is the object and “at” is the prep.
Parts of speech: there are eight.
You have learned them. Aren’t they great?