What is "a part of speech"?

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Feb 19, 2017

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A part of speech is a gramatical category which defines a word's function in a sentence.

For example:

A noun is a word identifying an object or idea (a lake, love, a man etc.)

A verb is a word telling what is the subject doing or what is happening to it (to run, to write, to seek etc.)

An adverb is a word describing a verb (he ran quickly, we often go for a walk, etc.)

And others...