WORD CLASSES - GLLM Moodle 2

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WORD CLASSES
Word class What it means
How can I recognise it?
Determiner They tell you more
They go in front of nouns
information than a noun
Det
the / a are called articles
Conjunction Linking words
Examples
the, a, this, that, these,
those, all some, any,
no, every, each, either,
neither, one several,
enough, such, many
much, more, most, few
Sometimes they link phrases: bread and and, but, or, nor,
butter
neither
Cj
They often link parts of sentences.
Preposition They tell you more about You see a noun phrase after it.
place, time, ownership.
Prep
Many of these same words can also be
adverbs
Pronoun
Pron
They stand in the place
of a noun.
after, although, as
because, before, but if,
how, however, like,
once, than, when,
while, as far as, rather
than
above, across, after,
along, among, as, at,
before, below, beside,
between, by, down,
during, for, from, in,
on, outside, past,
round, via, with
You can work out the meaning by
I, me, mine, my, we,
reading the sentences before and finding us, ourselves, you,
the noun.
your, he, him, she,
herself, it, its, them,
Some pronouns can also be determiners their, this, that, those,
all, some, any, none,
either, one, several,
everybody, few,
whichever, which, what,
whose
adapted from: http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/courses/deaf/dmar08iii.html
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WORD CLASSES
Word class What it means
How can I recognise it?
Enumerator The are numbers or they
put things in order.
1, 2
Interjection They show feelings.
Examples
one, two, three, first,
second, third, next,
last, other, further
swear words, greetings, sounds people
make
ugh!, hello, yes, OK,
ouch!, oh, mm, ah
Will it fit into this sentence? Do you
know about...?
Rhyl, Snowdon, Helen,
table, mouse,
rainforest,
independence, love
!
Noun
N
Verb
A name for a thing, a
person, a feeling, a
country etc
An action word. It shows Can you change it to past tense?
movement or existence.
fly, run, seem, cry,
climb, have, be
A helping verb used with There are only a few of them. They
a main verb.
show how a verb happens. Auxiliaries
are used to make different tenses,
questions and negatives.
be, have, do, can, will,
may, shall, could,
would, might, should,
must, ought to
They tell you more about Can it fit in this phrase: very ....
a noun.
Or this sentence: He/ it is a ... person /
thing
red, hairy, quiet, clever,
tall, well-known, tired,
fantastic
They tell you more about They can answer the question how?
the time, place or way
where? when? how long? how often?
how much?
that something
happened.
Sometimes they tell you more about an
adjective.
well, cleverly, here,
there, up, home, then,
once, tonight, soon,
long, always, weekly,
often, rather, quite,
much
V
Auxiliary
verb
Aux
Adjective
Adj
Adverb
Adv
Sometimes they comment on a whole
sentence.
adapted from: http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/courses/deaf/dmar08iii.html
very, fairly,
quiteactually, frankly
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