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Word classes

Defining nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs

  • A noun is a word that names a person, thing, place, idea or action.
  • An adjective is a word that modifies (adds information about) a noun.
  • A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being.
  • An adverb is a word that modifies (adds information about) a verb, adjective or another adverb.

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