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WHAT IS GRAMMAR? - 9 Parts of Speech
Grammar(noun): It is the structure and systematic arrangement of a language, or of languages in general, usually considered to consist of syntax and morphology.
Learning english, speaking fluently in english and improving your english language skills can be a daunting task, but it is far from impossible, there is a learning curve and creating a strong foundation of this language can take you to the point where you can become a maestro, someone who can speak fluently and confidently in english, write without any grammatical errors and read and pronounce perfectly.
Grammar is the base concepts, system and systematic arrangement of a language. Usually it is described as the “rules” of any given language; although in truth no language has rules*. When we say rules, we indicate that somebody had created the “rules” first and then had spoken the language which is ofcourse unrealistic and far from true. The origins of any language are not of that sort. Languages have always started with sounds, the populace of a certain area start communicating via sounds which then slowly evolve into words, phrases and sentences. The parameters of language aren’t fixed, they evolve and change with the time and trend. Grammar is just the state and reflection of any given language at any particular time.
A very important question is DO YOU NEED TO STUDY GRAMMAR TO LEARN OR SPEAK A LANGUAGE? The answer is a decisive NO! Most native speakers of their language begin to speak fluently without having studied its grammar. Another prime example to support this argument would be that children start to speak a language without even knowing the word grammar let alone what it is. There are two sides of any coin therefore it is very important to study and acquaint yourself with the concepts and rules of grammar if you truly want to excel and learn English or any other language quickly and more effeciently. This is why we say “Grammar is your friend”, When you learn to understand the grammar of the English language, you become capable enough to understand many concepts about the English language yourself which will let you learn English and speak in English fluently!!
So always remember, “Grammar is your best friend” when it comes to learning English, it is what you can use to get better and to find your way like a milestone or a map.
Q. What do you think about grammar?
WHAT ARE THE 9 PARTS OF SPEECH?
We categorize all the words in English into 9 basic categories which are together referred to as “parts of speech”. It is essential to learn how to recognize each of them. This will let you analyze different sentences, construct proper sentences and understand sentences better.
What does it do?
Defines any action or state of an object
be, have, do, like, work, dance, will, must
He is a boy. I like him.
Used to state things or any person
Pen, dog, work,photos, city, New York, Doctor, Michael
This is my cat. He lives in my apartment. We live in Los Angeles.
Used to describe any noun
Bad, small, blue, well, loud
My car(noun) is fast. I love fast cars(noun).
Used to limit or determine a noun
a/an, the, 5, some, many
I had 5 pieces of fried chicken(noun) and some fries(noun).
Used to describe a verb, adjective or an adverb
swiftly, loudly, badly, very, really
My rabbit eats quickly. When she is very hungry, she eats really quickly.
Used to replace a noun
I, him, me, she them, some
Kiara Advani(noun) is Indian. She is beautiful.
Used to link a noun to another word
to, at, after, on, but
Debangan(noun) went to the gym(noun) on Friday(noun).
Used to join clauses, sentences or words
I like tea when I’m out of coffee.
It is a short exclamation sometimes inserted into a sentence
Lo! Ouch! Hi!
Ouch! That hurts!
Hi! How are you?
…and lo! They lost the war!
SpeakoClub Pro Tip
Some academic sources conventionally categorize English into 8 parts of speech, some say 10. We here at SpeakoClub use the more recent categorization i.e. The 9 parts of speech. Other examples are:
1. Lexical Verbs(work, like, run)
2. Auxiliary Verbs(be, have, must)
Here is a sentence which consists of all the different parts of speech.
Words with more than one function
As the title suggests, there are words in Englis which have more than one function. For example, “work” can be a verb and a noun; “but” can be a conjunction and a preposition; “well” can be an adjective, adverb or an interjection. Also, there are many nouns which are also considered to be adjectives.
In order to better grasp this concept, ask yourself, “What job is this word doing in this sentence?”.
Here are just a few examples, there are many many more infact the word “but” can have 6 different function in a sentence.
Part of Speech
Noun & Verb
Noun- My work is easy.
Verb- I work in London
Conjunction and Preposition
Conj - Jim came but Shelly did not.
Prep - Everyone came but Shelly
Adjective and Interjection
Adj - Are you well?
Interj - Well! That’s dirty!