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Determining the different parts of speech.

What is the difference between a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.?

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Basic sentence parts are subjects and predicates, and the central elements of subjects and predicates are nouns and verbs.

Ex: A solitary figure waited at the door.
A solitary figure: subject
waited at the door: predicate
figure: noun
waited: verb

<b>Nouns</b> are objects-people, place, animal, thing, or idea.

<b>Verbs</b> are action words.

Pronouns function as nouns in sentences and often take the place ...