Parts of Speech Lists

by Craig Shrives

Using Word Lists

Word lists provide a structured way for English students to learn new vocabulary. The word lists below are categorized by the parts of speech.

Table of Contents

  • Lists Categorized by Part of Speech
  • Infographic Showing Parts of Speech
  • Vocabulary Lists
  • Lists of Adjectives by Letter
parts of speech lists

Lists Categorized by Part of Speech

These lists are intended as a resource for teachers or advanced English learners.

All of the lists are printable, sortable, and editable. To help with pronunciation, students can also listen to the words in the lists. In addition, there is a hangman game with each list to help with learning the words.
adjectivesadverbs
Adjectives describe people, places, or things (e.g., happy dog). Adverbs usually tell us how, when, or where an action is performed (e.g., ran quickly).
conjunctionsdeterminers
Conjunctions are joiners (e.g., fish and chips). Determiners often tell us about ownership, quantity, or definiteness (e.g., my house, three trees, that boy).
interjectionsnouns
Interjections express emotion (e.g., Hey!) Nouns represent people, places, or things (e.g., man, town, apple).
prepositionspronouns
Prepositions show the relationship between two words (e.g., book about wizards) Pronouns replace nouns (e.g., He is tall).
verbs
Verbs express physical actions, mental actions, or states of being (e.g., jump, think, exist).

Infographic Showing Parts of Speech

Here is an infographic summarizing the function of each part of speech (with examples):
summary of the parts of speech

Vocabulary Lists

Lists of Adjectives by Letter

These pages will help you find the right word for alliteration. Find adjectives beginning with:
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