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Why There Is No More Quaid-E-Azam?

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A. WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF SPEECH?
Although English has hundreds of thousands of words, everyone can be placed into at least one of eight groups, or classifications. The system of classifying words based on their function is known as the parts of speech.
The eight parts of speech are
Noun
Pronoun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Preposition
Conjunction
Interjection

Learning about the eight parts of speech will help you understand the grammar explanations of some of the mistakes you make and figure out how to correct them.
Because some words can be used in several different ways, you have to look at what a word is doing in a specific sentence before you can classify it (name its part of speech). For example, look at these sentences.
He ran fast so he wouldn’t be late. (describes how he ran...adverb)
They will fast to raise money for UNICEF. (tells about an action...verb)
Their fast lasted for three days. (names a thing...noun)
The word “fast” is spelled the same, but it functions differently in each sentence.

II THE BASICS OF PARTS OF SPEECH
A. NOUNS
Words that name people, places and things are called nouns. The following table lists a variety of nouns.
EXAMPLES OF NOUNS
PEOPLE: cashier,boys
PLACES: province, New Brunswick lake
THINGS: table, car
ANIMALS: cat
OBJECTS: fork, television, car
SUBSTANCES: iron air gold
ACTIONS: (a) race (the) dance (the) hits
MEASURES: kilogram centimeter day
QUALITIES: happiness honesty beauty
Nouns can be found anywhere in a sentence, and most sentences contain several nouns. One way to find nouns is to look for the little words a, an, the. The naming word that comes after them is probably a noun. Sometimes nouns appear without these little words, but you can usually insert them without changing the meaning of the sentence.
Paul and his children visited the continent of Africa and saw some lions.
Paul is a noun that names a person. Can you find 10?
Children name people nouns in this
continent names a thing...

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