Outcome: Other Parts of Speech

Critique the use other parts of speech, including adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and

A person struggling to hold four boxes, one labelled adjectives and adverbs, one labelled conjunction, one preposition, and one article. He's saying "Uh, what should I do with these?"Now that we’ve learned about the most common parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, and verbs), we’re ready to move onto the other parts of speech.

First we have adjectives and adverbs, which are different types of modifiers (i.e., they modify other words). For example, compare the phrase “the bear” to “the harmless bear” or the phrase “run” to “run slowly.” In both of these cases, the adjective (harmless) or adverb (slowly) changes how we understand the phrase.

We will also discuss the little connecting words of English: conjunctions, prepositions, and articles. These small words may not seem as important as verbs, nouns, and modifiers, but they are the backbone of English: these are the words that give our language structure.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Critique the use of adjectives
  • Critique the use of adverbs
  • Critique the use of conjunctions
  • Critique the use of prepositions
  • Critique the use of articles