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Glossary of SAT Grammar: Parts of Speech

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Noun
Person, place, or thing
Pronoun
Takes the place of a noun
can be: subject he, object him, possessive his, reflexive myself
Verb
Express action or state of being
Linking Verbs
Connect the subject with its complement
:Princeton Review teachers ARE brilliant
Helping Verbs
Work with other action verbs to express time and mood
:Jack can climb a beanstalk better than anyone I know
Transitive Verb
Requires the use of an object
:Debbie sent the ...
Intransitive Verb
Do not require the use of an object
: Tom drove. (vs Tom drove his car)
Adjective
Tell us more about the nouns they modify
Adverbs
Tell us more about verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs
:extremely vicious, reluctantly purchased
Prepositins
Describe time or place relationships between words
..at..with..
Conjunction
Allow you to link two nouns, two verbs, two adjectives, and so on

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