Share this entry

Share this page

part of speech

Line breaks: part of speech

Definition of part of speech in English:

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. Also called word class.
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.

Definition of part of speech in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure