Words are the building blocks of language. Different types of words have different roles in the construction of sentences.
Here is a summary of the roles of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions in forming sentences.
|Type of word||What it does in a sentence||Example|
|Noun||Provides the name for a person, place, thing, quality or condition.||Karen has reached a crisis in her job.|
|Pronoun||Used instead of a noun.||Karen does not know what she should do about it.|
|Adjective||Describes a noun or pronoun.||She is the busiest person in the whole company.|
|Verb||Expresses an action or a state of being.||She is someone who works hard.|
|Adverb||Modifies a verb, adjective or other adverb.||She hardly ever stops.|
|Preposition||Connects a noun or pronoun to another word in the sentence.||One night she retrieved a resignation email from her draft box and sent it to her boss.|
|Conjunction||Connects words or groups of words.||Karen resigned because she worked too many hours.|