Lists of Words by Type

This page contains links to lists of words by parts of speech and certain word categories. There are eight parts of speech in the English language: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Every sentence must contain at least one of these.

Words are the building blocks of thoughts. They are the smallest units of language, yet they have power in their own right. Words can either bring people together or divide them apart. They can make people feel safe or vulnerable. Whether the words come from a poem, a movie, or someone’s mouth, they say things that change lives and make history…

List of Word Types

Learning the Parts of Speech

Knowing the parts of speech can be helpful for writers. Knowing what words are nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs can help writers improve their writing skills. It can also help them understand what word they are looking for when they are struggling with the flow of their content.

A teacher should be familiar with parts of speech. They should know the difference between a sentence and a phrase and how to identify and correct errors in sentence structure.

Learning the building blocks of sentences such as subjects and verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and prepositions and conjunctions can help learners to use these words in their own writing. Using lists like these can help you find the exact word for which you are looking.

Word Categories

Some of the lists here will be of certain word categories, that may not fit elsewhere. Words provide us with a way to interpret and understand the world. We categorize words to make sense of our thoughts, without them we would be lost in this world.

Writers can use categories to find writing prompts that are relevant to their interests. Categories are also helpful to writers because they allow them to explore different topics, which reduces writer’s block. Word lists such as feelings and other writings assisting lists can be found here.