A Full List of Part-of-Speech of Word in NLTK – NLTK Tutorial

By | August 30, 2019

NLTK contains many kinds of parts-of-speech, what are the meaning of them? In this tutorial, we will give you a full list about nltk part-of-speech and their examples.

Get the list of nltk part-of-speech

import nltk
nltk.download('tagsets')
nltk.help.upenn_tagset()

Then you will see a part-of-speech list.

A full word part-of-speech list

No Name Definition Examples
1 $ dollar -$ –$ A$ C$ HK$ M$ NZ$ S$ U.S.$ US$
2 closing quotation mark ‘ ”
3 ( opening parenthesis ( [ {
4 ) closing parenthesis ) ] }
5 , comma ,
6 dash
7 . sentence terminator . ! ?
8 : colon or ellipsis : ; …
9 CC conjunction, coordinating & ‘n and both but either et for less minus neither nor or plus so therefore times v. versus vs. whether yet
10 CD numeral, cardinal mid-1890 nine-thirty forty-two one-tenth ten million 0.5 one forty-seven 1987 twenty ’79 zero two 78-degrees eighty-four IX ’60s .025 fifteen 271,124 dozen quintillion DM2,000 …
11 DT determiner all an another any both del each either every half la many much nary neither no some such that the them these this those
12 EX existential there there
13 FW foreign word gemeinschaft hund ich jeux habeas Haementeria Herr K’ang-si vous lutihaw alai je jour objets salutaris fille quibusdam pas trop Monte terram fiche oui corporis …
14 IN preposition or conjunction, subordinating astride among uppon whether out inside pro despite on by throughout below within for towards near behind atop around if like until below next into if beside …
15 JJ adjective or numeral, ordinal third ill-mannered pre-war regrettable oiled calamitous first separable ectoplasmic battery-powered participatory fourth still-to-be-named multilingual multi-disciplinary …
16 JJR adjective, comparative bleaker braver breezier briefer brighter brisker broader bumper busier calmer cheaper choosier cleaner clearer closer colder commoner costlier cozier creamier crunchier cuter …
17 JJS adjective, superlative calmest cheapest choicest classiest cleanest clearest closest commonest corniest costliest crassest creepiest crudest cutest darkest deadliest dearest deepest densest dinkiest …
18 LS list item marker A A. B B. C C. D E F First G H I J K One SP-44001 SP-44002 SP-44005 SP-44007 Second Third Three Two * a b c d first five four one six three two
19 MD modal auxiliary can cannot could couldn’t dare may might must need ought shall should shouldn’t will would
20 NN noun, common, singular or mass common-carrier cabbage knuckle-duster Casino afghan shed thermostat investment slide humour falloff slick wind hyena override subhumanity machinist …
21 NNP noun, proper, singular Motown Venneboerger Czestochwa Ranzer Conchita Trumplane Christos Oceanside Escobar Kreisler Sawyer Cougar Yvette Ervin ODI Darryl CTCA Shannon A.K.C. Meltex Liverpool …
22 NNPS noun, proper, plural Americans Americas Amharas Amityvilles Amusements Anarcho-Syndicalists Andalusians Andes Andruses Angels Animals Anthony Antilles Antiques Apache Apaches Apocrypha …
23 NNS noun, common, plural undergraduates scotches bric-a-brac products bodyguards facets coasts divestitures storehouses designs clubs fragrances averages subjectivists apprehensions muses factory-jobs …
24 PDT pre-determiner all both half many quite such sure this
25 POS genitive marker ‘ ‘s
26 PRP pronoun, personal hers herself him himself hisself it itself me myself one oneself ours ourselves ownself self she thee theirs them themselves they thou thy us
27 PRP$ pronoun,possessive her his mine my our ours their thy your
28 RB adverb occasionally unabatingly maddeningly adventurously professedly stirringly prominently technologically magisterially predominately swiftly fiscally pitilessly …
29 RBR adverb, comparative further gloomier grander graver greater grimmer harder harsher healthier heavier higher however larger later leaner lengthier less- perfectly lesser lonelier longer louder lower more …
30 RBS adverb, superlative best biggest bluntest earliest farthest first furthest hardest heartiest highest largest least less most nearest second tightest worst
31 RP particle aboard about across along apart around aside at away back before behind by crop down ever fast for forth from go high i.e. in into just later low more off on open out over per pie raising start teeth that through under unto up up-pp upon whole with you
32 SYM symbol % & ‘ ” ”. ) ). * + ,. < = > @ A[fj] U.S U.S.S.R * ** ***
33 TO to as preposition or infinitive marker to
34 UH interjection Goodbye Goody Gosh Wow Jeepers Jee-sus Hubba Hey Kee-reist Oops amen huh howdy uh dammit whammo shucks heck anyways whodunnit honey golly man baby diddle hush sonuvabitch …
35 VB verb, base form ask assemble assess assign assume atone attention avoid bake balkanize bank begin behold believe bend benefit bevel beware bless boil bomb boost brace break bring broil brush build …
36 VBD verb, past tense dipped pleaded swiped regummed soaked tidied convened halted registered cushioned exacted snubbed strode aimed adopted belied figgered speculated wore appreciated contemplated …
37 VBG verb, present participle or gerund telegraphing stirring focusing angering judging stalling lactating hankerin’ alleging veering capping approaching traveling besieging encrypting interrupting erasing wincing …
38 VBN verb, past participle multihulled dilapidated aerosolized chaired languished panelized used experimented flourished imitated reunifed factored condensed sheared unsettled primed dubbed desired …
39 VBP verb, present tense, not 3rd person singular predominate wrap resort sue twist spill cure lengthen brush terminate appear tend stray glisten obtain comprise detest tease attract emphasize mold postpone sever return wag …
40 VBZ verb, present tense, 3rd person singular bases reconstructs marks mixes displeases seals carps weaves snatches slumps stretches authorizes smolders pictures emerges stockpiles seduces fizzes uses bolsters slaps speaks pleads …
41 WDT WH-determiner that what whatever which whichever
42 WP WH-pronoun that what whatever whatsoever which who whom whosoever
43 WP$ WH-pronoun, possessive whose
44 WRB Wh-adverb how however whence whenever where whereby whereever wherein whereof why
45 opening quotation mark

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