Eight Main Word Classes

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Nouns

Nouns: naming words e.g. London, Book, romance

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Adjectives

Adjectives: Describe nouns and sometimes pronouns e.g. Large, sunny, return

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verbs

Verbs: 'doing' words e.g. jump, read, return

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Adverbs

Adverbs: describe verbs and sometimes other adverbs too. e.g.steadily, incredibly, sadly

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Pronouns

Pronouns: take the place of nouns e.g. you, they him, me, it

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Conjunctions

Conjunctions: connecting words e.g. and, or, but, because.

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Prepositions

Prepositions: define relationships between words in terms of time, space and direction e.g. before, underneath, through.

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Determiners

Determiners: give specific kinds of information about a noun (for example quantity or posession) e.g. a, the, two, his, few, those.

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