• DEFINITION OF PARTS OF SPEECH
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    DEFINITION OF PARTS OF SPEECH

    Parts of speech are classes of words that perform different functions in the sentence. They are like members of a family, each member performing his assigned function for the smooth running of the entire family. And as every family has its own number of members, so also every language has its own number of parts of speech. The ancient Greek Language, for example, had eight distinct parts of speech noun, verb, participle, article, pronoun, preposition, adverb, and conjunction. Latin had seven parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction and participle). But Roman grammarians, in a bid to raise their language to the imposing height of Greek, introduced the…

  • FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS
    BIOLOGY

    FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS

    There are five modifications and mechanisms of feeding associated with someorganisms. These feeding mechanisms include: 1) Absorbing mechanisms, e.g. tapeworm The tapeworm is an endoparasite which carries out parasitic feeding on its host i.e ., the man. It has no mouth but absorbs digested food from the intestine of its host. The body of the tapeworm is modified and adapted for parasitic feeding as follows: The alimentary canal is absent, hence food is absorbed through its entire body surface. The tapeworm has hooks and suckers which are used for attachment to the intestine of the host to avoid dislodgement. The body has thick cuticle which resists digestive enzymes of the…

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