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Parts of Speech Quiz

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Some words are more than one part of speech. For example, cook is both a verb and a noun.

Noun: The cook is busy in the kitchen.
Verb: I don't want to cook, let's go to a restaurant instead.

The Verb

A verb is a word that describes an action, state or occurrence. He are some basic forms of  the verb walk.

She walks to work. – present simple tense (3rd person singular)
She walked to work. – past simple tense
She is walking to walk. – present continuous /gerund (-ing)
She has walked to work. – present perfect
She had worked to work. – past perfect

The Noun

Nouns are words that are used to identify things, people and places.

He is a teacher.
She lives in London.
Did you see that boat?
Love is all you need.

The Pronoun

Pronouns are used to replace nouns.

Tom's mother gave him some money. He took it to the shop and bought some sweets. –  Tom is the noun. He is the pronoun which replaces Tom.

Don't tell me what to do.
Where are you going?
She is tall.
It is in my car.
Is this yours?
This is confusing!
Who wrote this?
Invite whomever you want.
I will try and remind myself.

The Adjective

A word that gives us more information about a noun.

The green book.
She's young.
It's colder than I remember. – Comparative form
He's the richest man in the world – Superlative form

The Adverb

A word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb.

She quickly changed her clothes.
I really don’t understand.
She called me yesterday.
We sometimes go fishing.

The Preposition

Prepositions show us the relationship between a noun and another word in a sentence.

We lived in France.
Your keys are on the table.
We walked through the park.

The Conjunction

Conjunctions are used to join parts of sentences/ clauses together.

I had a shower and a shave.
Let me know when you are ready to leave.
We went to the beach because she loves swimming.
Although we were tired, we stayed up late.
I don't have much time, but I will help you anyway.

The Interjection

We use interjections to show strong emotions and feelings that occur suddenly.

Hey! You are standing on my foot!
Ah, now I understand.
Eh? What did she say?
Ow! That hurt!

Take a look at these sentences and  decide which is the correct form to use.

  • 1) Today was a very ___ day.

  • 2) We'll have to ___ if we want to catch that bus.

  • 3) It's OK to use that phone, it's ___.

  • 4) ___ was that man you were talking to?

  • 5) I forgot my umbrella ___ I got wet.

  • 6) The resort opens ___ spring.

  • 7) ___ is a global problem.

  • 8) You speak English very ___.

  • 9) When was the last time you ___?

  • 10) She ___ made her presentation to the class.

  • 11) Ask ___ what she thinks.

  • 12) I ___ go to the pub on Friday night.

  • 13) We should take a taxi ___ it's more expensive.