Glossary of Word Classes

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Verb - These 'doing' words express an action or a state of being, and they tell us what is happening. A way to test if the word is a verb is to use this testing frame: He/she/it/they/we/I/you _________.

Adverb - These words tell us how actions are done, and they can also tell us where and when they were done. In the testing frame, they can go in three different positions in a sentence: (1.) _______, she (2.) ________ poured the wine (3.) __________.

Noun - These words name things, people, groups or qualities. An Abstract noun names something immaterial and abstract, and a Proper noun has a capital letter to identify itself. (The proper/pro noun will not fit into the testing


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