1. Word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc
Look at the different kinds of word in this sentence.
What kind of word?
There are eight different kinds of word in English. They are called ‘word classes’ or ‘parts of speech’. Here are some examples from the conversations in the cafe. The numbers after the examples tell you which units in the book give you more information. 1 Verb: have, am, is, would, like, come, are, sitting, look
Noun: conference, work, coffee, party, Saturday, Jessica, friends, corner
Adjective: important, busy, good, cheap
Adverb: tomorrow, rather, really, here
Preposition: at, to, on, in
Determiner: an, this, our, the
Pronoun: I, it, you
Linking word: so, and
C Words in sentences
Some words can belong to different classes depending on how they are used in a sentence.
Can I look at your photos? We
work on Saturday morning.
I like the look of that coat.
I’ll be at work tomorrow.
What kind of word? (B)
Read this paragraph and then write the words in the spaces below. Write the first three verbs under ‘Verb’, and so on. Do not write the same word more than once.
Henry thinks Claire is wonderful. He loves her madly, and he dreams of marrying her, but unfortunately he is rather old for her. Today they are at a cafe with their friends Sarah and Mark, so Henry can’t get romantic with Claire. But he might buy her some flowers later.
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3 Words in sentences (C)
Is the Bold word a verb, a noun or an adjective?
? Shall we go for a walk? noun
? Shall we walk into town? verb
1 Laura wanted to talk to Rita.
2 Laura wanted a talk with Rita.
3 The windows aren’t very clean.
4 Doesn’t anyone clean the windows?
5 We went to a fabulous show in New York.
6 Laura wanted to show Rita her photos.
7 Henry thought Claire looked beautiful.
8 A strange thought came into Emma’s head.
9 Sarah is feeling quite tired now.
10 Studying all night had tired Andrew out