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  • pronoun - A pronoun is a substitute for a noun. Some pronouns are: I, me, she, hers, he, him, it, you, they, them, etc.

  • preposition - A preposition shows how something is related to another word. It shows the spatial (space), temporal (time), or logical relationship of an object to the rest of the sentence. The words above, near, at, by, after, with and from are prepositions.

  • conjunction - A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, clauses or sentences. Some conjunctions are: and, as, because, but, or, since, so, until, and while.

  • interjection - An interjection is a word that expresses emotion. An interjection often starts a sentence but it can be contained within a sentence or can stand alone. Some interjections are oh, wow, ugh, hurray, eh, and ah.

  • acronym - Letters which make up generally the first letters of the words of a phrase. Often used to describe Organizations and medications.

  • abbreviation - a shortened version of a word or phrase.

    1. Miller, Beckwith, Fellbaum, Gross, & Miller 1990; Miller & Fellbaum, 1991; Miller, 1995; Fellbaum, 1998
    Wordnet - wordnet.princeton.edu/wordnet/man/wngloss.7WN.html
    Enchanted learning - www.enchantedlearning.com/grammar/partsofspeech/
    WordNet. Christiane Fellbaum, Published Online: 5 NOV 2012