Parts of Speech
A Single Word Can Be Used For Different Parts of Speech
    DEFINITIONS
  1. NOUN: A word used to name a person, place, thing or idea.
  2. VERB: A word used to express action or a state of being.
  3. PRONOUN: A word used in the place of one or more nouns.
    The word that a Pronoun stands for is called its ANTECEDENT.
    Sometimes, the antecedent is NOT stated.
  4. ADJECTIVE: A word used to modify a noun or pronoun.
    (To MODIFY a word means to describe the word, or to make its meaning more definite.)
    An ADJECTIVE MODIFIES a word by telling WHAT KIND, WHICH ONE, HOW MUCH, or HOW MANY.
  5. ADVERB: A word used to modify a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
    An ADVERB MODIFIES a word by telling WHERE, WHEN, HOW, or TO WHAT EXTENT (HOW MUCH or HOW LONG).
  6. PREPOSITION: A word used to show the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence.
  7. CONJUNCTION: A word used to join words or groups of words.
  8. INTERJECTION: A word used as an exclamation that can stand alone.
    (An EXCLAMATION is a sudden outcry. Examples of interjections are: ouch!, well! ah!)
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  1. This is an oil painting. ADJECTIVE
  2. He wanted some oil for his bicycle. NOUN
  3. He wanted to oil his bicycle. VERB
  4. She wanted to part her hair. VERB
  5. She put a part in her hair. NOUN
  6. She is part Native American. ADJECTIVE
  7. He went to water the grass. VERB
  8. She went to get a drink of water. NOUN
  9. She feels well. ADVERB
  10. She went to a well woman doctor. ADJECTIVE
  11. Well! What on earth is going on? INTERJECTION
  12. She drew some water from the well. NOUN