Grammatical Wednesdays – Eight Parts of Speech

Several weeks ago I wrote about a sentence requires a subject and a predicate.  A week after that I also noted  “a sentence must have a verb but the verb can also be a predicate.”  However, today I want to briefly list the eight parts of speech:  the verb, the noun, the pronoun, the adjective, the adverb, the preposition, the conjunction, and the interjection.

Parts of speech defines how words are being used.  In my next post I will discuss how words can work as a noun in one sentence, and how that same word can be used as a verb or even an adjective in a different sentence structure.

Grammatical Wednesdays – The Difference Between a Verb and a Predicate

Last week I wrote a blog-post stating a sentence requires a subject and a predicate.  However, this week I have learned a sentence must have a verb but the verb can also be a predicate.

The difference between a predicate and a verb is subtle, with a predicate relying on the use of a verb. In some sentences, a predicate and a verb can be the same word or, in the case of more complex sentences, you may use an additional verb to help describe a predicate. Knowing the difference between a predicate and a verb will help you formulate more complex sentences and identify common grammatical mistakes in your writing.

Read more: Difference Between a Predicate & a Verb | eHowhttp://www.ehow.com/info_8455026_difference-between-predicate-verb.html#ixzz2Ugx0HRNi

Whoa!  Laughter!  Do I have my work cut out for me.  Yikes!

The more I learn what formulates a sentence the more I’m learning I need to take my time in studying and blogging about grammar.   Thus, helping me to truly grasp the different parts of speech before I share information learned.

I don’t know about you but, it excites me to finally begin learning how to write and speak proper English.

Grammatical Wednesdays – What Is A Sentence?

A sentence is a group of words containing a subject and predicate.

Part of Speech:  Noun

Definition

  1. Grammar . a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation, etc., and that typically has a subject as well as apredicate, as in John is here, or Is john here?  In print or writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends with appropriate punctuation; in speech it displays recognizable, communicative intonation patters and is often marked by preceding and following pauses.