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8 Parts of Speech

Parts of speech study guide

Name of person, place, thing, idea, or quality/thing.
Example: CHESTER, the DOG waged his tail.
modifies a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives answer:
1. What kind
2. Which one
3. How much
4. How many
Example: The FUNNY clown made all the kids laugh.
modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs answer:
3. When
4. Why
5. What: degree/extent
Example: He foolishly slipped, and fell.
is used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns. Words like he, she, they, we.
shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence. Example: He is running TO the beach.
expresses emotion and has no grammatical relation to the rest of the sentence. Example: OH NO! I'm stuck.
expresses an action or a state of being. Example: The dog RAN.
joins words or groups of words

8 Parts of Speech Test

[For] a few weeks, Ottawa residents enjoy the brilliant fall colors of Gatineau Park.


Which part of speech names a person, place, or thing?


Which part of speech replaces a noun?


Which part of speech describes a noun or a pronoun?


Which part of speech modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb?


Which part of speech joins words or parts of a sentence together?


Which part of speech shows emotion?


The red, yellow and deep [orange] of autumn leaves create a dazzling display.


Define:  Verb


Hiking and walking are [excellent] ways to discover the Park’s 165 kilometres of trails.


Define:  Noun


Define:  Adverb


Define:  Adjective


Amanda ate a slice of cheesecake. Which word is the noun?


[Follow] the Luskville Falls Trail, and climb 290 metres up the rocky slope of the Eardley Escarpment.


The children amused [themselves] by rolling in the pile of raked leaves.


Elizabeth climbed the tree really fast. Which word is the verb?


Jill jumped on top of her bed with joy!  How many prepositions are in this sentence?


Name the part of speech of the red word in the sentence.
Amelia teaches third grade.


Name the part of speech of the red word in the sentence.
The old tired musician sang loudly tonight.


Rock climbing can be slow and arduous, but once you reach the top, it is [simply] exhilarating.


Many athletes cycle in Gatineau Park [not only] for the aerobic workout [but also] for the hill training.

Parts of Speech: Words and Basic Phrases

Read the sentence.

The treasure covered in dust and webs waited beneath the stairs, safely hidden under the mildewing books and tattered old newspapers.

How many adverbial phrases are included in the sentence?


Read the sentence.

The famous physicist who discovered the element received much acclaim and many prestigious awards.

The underlined phrase is a(n) phrase


Read the sentence.

We voted on the numerous antique cars.

Which revision of the sentence has added an adverbial phrase?

We voted.

Read the sentence.

The exquisite old painting hanging slightly crooked over the mantelpiece commanded our attention.

Which part of the sentence is a prepositional phrase?

over the mantelpiece

Read the sentence.

To complete their trip, the honeymooners decided that they should pay a visit to the vineyard and its lovely grounds

What is the best way to revise the sentence to include a prepositional phrase?

The honeymooners visited the vineyard.

Choose the correct preposition to complete the sentence.

To facilitate a quick getaway, the cunning thief parked the car perpendicular the building.

Which version of the sentence uses the preposition to show location?
The unexpected blackout occurred near the masquerade ball.
Which word is an example of a demonstrative adjective?
How do prepositions function in a sentence? Check all that apply.
They show location.
They show direction.
They show time.
Which sentence uses a prepositional phrase?
Some editorials exposing government corruption were leaked to the public.

Read the sentence.

The skyscraper that was built last year has the most extraordinary architecture.

The underlined subject of this sentence is

a noun phrase.

Read the sentence from Alexander's paper.

When asked if she was loyal enough to become a secret agent, Keysha answered in the affirmative.

In which revised sentence did Alexander change the underlined word to use it as an noun?

As an affirmation of her loyalty, Keysha agreed to become a secret agent.

Read the sentence.

With the pounding rain and blowing wind, driving to the game was an exciting adventure.

Which word in the sentence is a gerund?


Read the sentence.

First, the lonely horse moved quite slowly toward the new herd, but eventually was really overjoyed to join them.

Which words in the sentence are adverbs? Check all that apply.





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