WAJ 3103 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 11
TOPIC 1PARTS OF SPEECH / WORD CLASS
1.0 Parts of SpeechWords are divided into nine different classes, traditionally named as Partsof Speech or word classes. These word classes are categorisedaccording to their use in a sentence. The main parts of speech in Englishinclude nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions,conjunctions and interjections.
Conjunctions are used to join words, phrases, clauses or sentences toexpress a partticular idea or ideas. Study the following examples. Anne
Kamilla are coming to theparty.The conjunction
joins the words”Anne” and” Kamilla”.You can write the answer in ink
joins the phrases”in ink” or ”in pencil”
she is a famous andsuccessful writer, she leads a simpleand frugal life.The conjunction
joins ”sheis, a famous and successful writer”and ”she leads a simple and frugallife”
their fathers arescientists.The conjunction
joins thesentences ”the girls are scientists”and ”their fathers are scientists”We can further discuss conjunctions in terms of their meanings or functions. A conjunction usually performs one function, but some conjunctions performtwo different functions.