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Parts of Speech Review

We are going to review the eight parts of speech: verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives,
adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places or things.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how
much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some
other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses.

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation
point.

Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.

Instructions: Identify what part of speech each word is in the following sentences.

1. Wow! That must be a very hot fire.

2. He seemed sorry since he almost immediately apologized to us.

3. Mom wanted the answer, but we had had no reply from our daughter or son.

4. Neither Tom nor I knew that the baby had arrived already.

5. Yes, you can go with us to Canada tomorrow.

6. We will be driving together, but Mom won't return at the same time as we do.

7. Both the big girl and a small boy were happy with the results.

8. If you do not like it, the boss will speak with you tonight on the phone.

9. Whew! This weather is very warm for this time of year.


answers:

1. Wow - interjections, that - pronoun, must - verb, be - verb, a - adjective, very - adverb,
hot - adjective, fire - noun.

2. He - pronoun, seemed - verb, sorry - adjective, since - conjunction, he - pronoun,


almost - adverb, immediately - adverb, apologized - verb, to - preposition, us - pronoun.

3. Mom - noun, wanted - verb, the - adjective, answer - noun, but - conjunction, we -
pronoun, had - verb, had - verb, no - adjective, reply - noun, from - preposition, our -
adjective, daughter - noun, or - conjunction, son – noun

4. Neither - conjunction, Tom - noun, nor - conjunction, I - pronoun, knew - verb, that -
conjunction, the - adjective, baby - noun, had - verb, arrived - verb, already - adverb.

5. Yes - interjection, you - pronoun, can - verb, go - verb, with - preposition, us - pronoun,
to - preposition, Canada - noun, tomorrow - adverb.

6. We - pronoun, will - verb, be - verb, driving - verb, together - adverb, but -


conjunction, Mom - noun, will - verb, not (n't) - adverb, return - verb, at - preposition, the
- adjective, same - adjective, time - noun, as - conjunction, we - pronoun, do - verb.

7. Both - conjunction, the - adjective, big - adjective, girl - noun, and - conjunction, a -
adjective, small - adjective, boy - noun, were - verb, happy - adjective, with - preposition,
the - adjective, results - noun.

8. If - conjunction, you - pronoun, do - verb, not - adverb, like - verb, it - pronoun, the -
adjective, boss - noun, will - verb, speak - verb, with - preposition, you - pronoun, tonight
- adverb, on - preposition, the - adjective, phone - noun.

9. Whew - interjection, This - adjective, weather - noun, is - verb, very - adverb, warm -
adjective, for - preposition, this - adjective, time - noun, of - preposition, year - noun.