Definition of part of speech in English:

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part of speech

Pronunciation:

noun

A category to which a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic functions. In English the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.
Example sentences
  • Stress placement in English may also change the part of speech of a word.
  • A wide variety of lesson plans are linked, including interactive lessons on teaching adverbs, conjunctions, and the parts of speech.
  • I am working on a book about the parts of speech - that's right, nouns, verbs, interjections and all the rest.

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Syllabification: part of speech

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