Part of Speech

This WordPress site is built on the “Verb” template.

How active!

What a wonderful template for writing, posting, promoting. It made me wonder how much like a verb each day is.  Which made me wonder about other parts of speech.

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Verb– A verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being.

A verb day is active. You are ing ing. This can be physical or mental. Striving towards the state of awareness is double verby. Things are not fixed on verb days. Running, writing, meditating, judging, accepting. Internal or external there is a lot of change on a verb day. It cannot be pinned down. That is for nouns.

Noun-A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea.

A noun day might be the start of something that you can label. A new house day. A new baby day. A milestone day. Or perhaps it is the end. There is less motion in a noun day. It stands alone in the overall flow of life, some sort of stake in the ground. Representing that one thing. The noun. Wedding. Funeral. Puppy. Graduation. First steps.

Adjective-An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words.

An adjective day can be effortless or effortful. Whether it is conscious or not it is a subtle adjustment to a noun day. Your noun day begins to have nuance and identity. Where the funeral was a fact, the poignant funeral begins to tell a story and weave itself into all other days.

Interjection- An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion. It is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.

This is pure feeling. No milestone, no relationships, no action. Depressed days. Feeling relief after hitting a deadline. Being paralyzed by fear. These are interjection days. Oh My!

Preposition-A preposition links nounspronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.

Before, Beyond, beneath, between. The B’s abound. Preposition days highlight relativity. You are beyond tired. This run takes you toward you goal of a marathon. Its not about the run (verb day) or the marathon (noun day), but your progress.


 Adverb-An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as “how,” “when,” “where,” “how much”.

An adverb day is an integrated narrative day, it relates to all other days and adds style, emotion and time frame to them. Plus it answers questions. How will you have that conversation with your mother? Carefully.

What is today? Is it any one thing? Or can you make an entire sentence?

Definitions of the parts of speech taken from the University of Ottawa. Who has an excellent google page rank.

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Anna Palmer

Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble,, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at

5 thoughts on “Part of Speech”

  1. Now I know I need to go back and re-learn English! 🙂 I really love the way this post is written, it is almost 21:00 so I need to figure out what kind of day I am had today 🙂

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