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Grammar glossary: what words do

The three main parts of a sentence are the
subject, verb and object.

There are three main parts to a sentence. These three parts are called the subject, the verb, and the object. In a sentence, the subject is the person of thing that does the verb. The verb tells you what action happens. The object is the person or thing that the verb is done to.

A short sentence may have only a subject and a verb.

  Subject Verb
  Albert wakes up.
  They are eating.
  The tide was rising.
  The fog lifted.

These sentences are very short, but they are real sentences. They have a subject and a verb, and so they make sense.

In a sentence, every word has a job to do. There are seven different jobs which words do. These jobs are:

  1. noun
  2. pronouns
  3. adjective
  4. verb
  5. adverbs
  6. a word of place or time (preposition)
  7. a link word (conjunction)

Another name for all these jobs is parts of speech, because they all have a part to play when we speak or write.

Click on the links above to find out more about each of these seven jobs.
You can learn to use words to do each job.

  The Rose family show you the different jobs.
  Grandad nouns
  Granny pronouns
  Mrs Harriet Rose adjectives
  Mr George Rose verbs
  Cousin Sam adverbs
  Cousin Edith words of place or time
  Margaret link words
 
Play games to find out about full stops & commas, and sentences, too.
  Albert full stops and commas
  Henry sentences

When you play grammar games, you can read more about each of the seven jobs. You can read and print out pages about each of the seven jobs.
You can read and print out pages about full stops & commas, and sentences.
Click links under " Related Grammar" to read and print out these pages.


 
What words do
Adverbs
Adjectives
Conjunctions and joining words
Nouns
Prepositions
Pronouns
Punctuation and commas
Sentences
Verbs
Glossary

Glossary

Grammar Glossary

Grammar glossary: what words do

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