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What are Content Words

Content Words

Content words are generally nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. A noun tells us about person, place or thing. An adjective describes place, person or things. A verb express action or state. Content words give us some information.They have some meaning. Examples:

Nouns

  • Person: John, Peter, Sophie, Lily, Mike, Doctor, Teacher, Lawyer, Sailor, Soldier

  • Place: California, London, Chicago, France, River, Mountain, Home, Office

  • Object (or a thing): Chair, Car, Snickers, Fairy, Dulux, pen, table etc.

Adjectives

  • new

  • long

  • old

  • small

  • large

  • good

  • last

  • few

  • lazy

  • angry

  • heavy

  • new

Verbs

  • play

  • sing

  • have

  • enjoy

  • listen

  • go

Adverbs

  • Suddenly

  • Softly

  • Loudly

  • Slowly

  • Regularly

  • Swiftly

  • Rudely

  • Rarely

  • Daily

  • Hourly

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