A collection or group of letters with some meaning, called as ‘word’. The definition of a word is a letter or groups of letters that has meaning when spoken or written.
- A dog
- A boy
- A girl
- A cat
- A ball
- An apple
- A car
A word is a speech sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning.
English has four major word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. They have many thousands of members, and new nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are often created. Nouns are the most common type of word, followed by verbs. Adjectives are less common and adverbs are even less common.
TYPES OF WORDS
All types of words is known as ‘word classes’ or ‘part of speech’.
There are two types of classes
- Open classes
- Closed classes
These are classes of word which are always open to change: new words are formed, while old ones drop out of use. The open classes are: noun, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
It is also known as ‘content’ or ‘lexical’ words.
Example:- 1. Bad – badly. 2. Happy – happily
On the other hand, pronouns, determines, prepositions, conjunctions are closed classes because there are no such additions to or deletions from them.
These words contain ‘structural’ words that contribute to the grammatical structure of the sentences.
Example:- 1. He – H(no meaning) 2. She – Sh(no meaning)
English Grammar Topics
|Noun||Parts of Speech|
All Types of Tenses
|Present Simple||Present Continuous|
|Present Perfect||Present Perfect Continuous|
|Past Simple||Past Continuous|
|Past Perfect||Past Perfect Continuous|
|Future Simple||Future Continuous|
|Future Perfect||Future Perfect Continuous|