Word Classes

Framework 1: Lexis and Semantics

Table outlining the different types of word class, giving explanations and examples of each. 

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Word Classes
Word Class Description/Function Example
Noun Objects Book
Names (concrete noun) Teacher
Emotions (abstract noun) Love
Verb Doing word Seems
Actions Run
Events Sell
Adjective Describing word, adding detail to the noun Enormous
Premodifying "the enormous teacher"
Postmodifying "the teacher was enormous"
Adverb Intensifier, describing the verb Very
Extremely
Determiner Clarifies a point It
The
A/an
Conjunction Links words, phrases and clauses together And
But
Because
Preposition Shows relation in terms of time or place In
At
On
By
Pronoun Replaces nouns I
Can indicate number and gender You
She
They
Elinor Cole

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