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 History of this Word

"part" is from "pars" (share), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"of", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

"speech" is from "spaec" (talk), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

conjunction, interjection, modifier, noun, preposition, pronoun, verb are types of "part of speech"

"part of speech" is a part of grammar

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