Parts of Speech
Please note that you no more need to know all the types of words than any of us needs to know exactly how each part of our car's engine functions in order to drive.
However, we do need to know enough to know when to take it in to the mechanic.
Beyond the standard parts of speech—noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection—the resources section offers targeted information on the types of words that often trip up graduate and professional writers.
Additional Parts of Speech Links
- Website: Parts of Speech
- Video series on many different parts of speech, Khan Academy
- Series of Exercises on many different parts of speech, Khan Academy
Handout: "Qualifiers," UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center
The following index makes searching for a specific topic easier and links to the appropriate place in the sequenced material. We think we have most of them, but please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we are missing something!