Parts of speech in English
overview of the different parts of speech
- Nouns: A noun is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples of nouns include dog, London, table, and happiness.
- Verbs: A verb is a word that describes an action or state of being. Examples of verbs include run, think, be, and have.
- Adjectives: An adjective is a word that modifies (or describes) a noun. Examples of adjectives include happy, tall, red, and beautiful.
- Adverbs: An adverb is a word that modifies (or describes) a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Adverbs often end in -ly. Examples of adverbs include quickly, loudly, carefully, and happily.
- Pronouns: A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun. Examples of pronouns include he, she, it, and they.
- Prepositions: A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence. Examples of prepositions include in, on, under, and over.
- Conjunctions: A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, or clauses. Examples of conjunctions include and, but, or, and so.
Examples of each part of speech
Here are some examples of each part of speech that you might encounter on the OET exam:
- Nouns: patient, consultation, referral, medication, treatment
- Verbs: examine, diagnose, prescribe, administer, refer
- Adjectives: chronic, severe, acute, mild, persistent
- Adverbs: regularly, frequently, occasionally, rarely, never
- Pronouns: he, she, it, they, them
- Prepositions: to, from, for, with, without
- Conjunctions: and, but, or, so, because
I hope these examples help! Let me know if you have any other questions about the different parts of speech and how they might be used in the OET exam.