Parts of Speech Quizzes

Use these English parts of speech quizzes as worksheets or quizzes. Test yourself or test your students.

You'll find four quizzes that will test your grammar knowledge.The answers are at the bottom of the page.

These Quizzes Cover...

These parts of speech quizzes cover the 8 parts of speech. (Imagine that!)

Here is a brief definition of each of the 8 parts of speech:

1. Nouns are words that name people, places, things, or ideas.

2. Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns.

3. Verbs are words that show an action or a state of being.

4. Adjectives are words that describe nouns or pronouns.

5. Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

6. Prepositions are words that describe the relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word or element in the rest of the sentence.

7. Conjunctions are words that join two or more words, phrases, or clauses.

8. Interjections are words that show emotion.

Okay, if you know all of that, you are ready for these parts of speech quizzes!

1. Identify & Label

Parts of Speech Quizzes: Quiz 1

Directions: Label the part of speech for each word in bold.

Example: (1) Mary Lennox = (proper) noun

If you just wrote noun for the answer, that is good, too. Whenever possible, I like to be more descriptive, but if you just have the part of speech, that's okay!

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

This excerpt is taken from chapter one of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

When (1) Mary Lennox (2) was (3) sent to Misselthwaite Manor

to live (4) with her uncle everybody (5) said she was the (6) most

disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. (7) She had a

little thin face (8) and a little thin body, thin light hair and a (9) sour

expression. (10) Her hair was (11) yellow, and her face was yellow

(12) because she had been born (13) in (14) India and had always

been ill in one way (15) or another.


- From The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett



2. Matching Definitions

Parts of Speech Quizzes: Quiz 2

Directions: Match the part of speech to the correct definition.

Example: 1. Pronouns = H. Words that take the place of nouns

Answers are at the bottom of the page.
1. Pronouns A. Words that name people, places, things, or ideas
2. Adverbs B. Words that modify nouns or pronouns
3. Verbs C. Words that connect words, phrases, or clauses
4. Adjectives D. Words that describe a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another element in the sentence
5. Conjunctions E. Words that show emotion
6. Prepositions F. Words that modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
7. Nouns G. Words that show an action or a state of being
8. Interjections H. Words that take the place of nouns

3. Choose the Right Part of Speech

Parts of Speech Quizzes: Quiz 3

Directions: For the words in bold, choose the correct part of speech from the choices listed in a and b.

Example: 1. yellow = b. adjective

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Today, I will wear my yellow skirt. a. noun b. adjective
2. No, you may not climb onto the roof. a. interjection b. pronoun
3. This warm bath will feel good on my legs. a. verb b. adverb
4. This is a good movie. a. adverb b. adjective
5. Throw the ball as hard as you can. a. verb b. noun
6. I am extremely excited for our trip to Costa Rica. a. adjective b. adverb
7. Should be stay in a hotel or in a youth hostel? a. interjection b. conjunction
8. Where is my suitcase? a. verb b. adverb
9. Your suitcase is in the closet. a. preposition b. adjective
10. Let's make cookies! a. noun b. preposition

1.3 Choose the Right Word

Parts of Speech Quizzes: Quiz 4

Directions: Choose the correct word to fill in the blank from the choices listed in a and b.

Example 1. I am doing ___b. well___.

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. I am doing ___________. a. good b. well
2. You play the piano __________. a. beautiful b. beautifully
3. I would like two glasses of ___________. a. milk b. milks
4. ____________ is coming to the concert. a. Her b. She
5. Yesterday, I ___________ for two hours! a. play b. played
6. This song is ___________ than that song. a. more better b. better
7. I sat ______________ the coffee shop. a. in b. between
8. My sister ____________ to play the flute. a. is learning b. have learned
9. I ____________ sleepy. a. are b. am
10. This closet is ___________ than my closet! a. more organized b. most organized

8 Parts of Speech Quizzes Answers!

Here are all of your answers to these parts of speech quizzes. Check your work, learn more, and rock on!

1. Identify & Label: Answers

The stuff in parenthesis is optional.

1. Mary Lennox = (proper) noun

2. was = (helping) verb

3. sent = (action) verb

4. with = preposition

5. said = (action) verb

6. most = adverb

7. she = pronoun

8. and = (coordinating) conjunction

9. sour = adjective

10. her = possessive pronoun/ adjective

11. yellow = (predicate) adjective

12. because = (subordinating) conjunction

13. in = preposition

14. India = (proper) noun

15. or = (coordinating) conjunction

2. Matching Definitions: Answers

1. Pronouns = H. Words that take the place of nouns

2. Adverbs = F. Words that modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs

3. Verbs = G. Words that show an action or a state of being

4. Adjectives = B. Words that modify nouns or pronouns

5. Conjunctions = C. Words that connect words, phrases, or clauses

6. Prepositions = D. Words that describe a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another element in the sentence

7. Nouns = A. Words that name people, places, things, or ideas

8. Interjections = E. Words that show emotion

3. Choose the Right Part of Speech: Answers

1. yellow = b. adjective

2. No = a. interjection

3. will = a. verb

4. good = b. adjective

5. Throw = a. verb

6. extremely = b. adverb

7. or = b. conjunction

8. Where = b. adverb

9. in = a. preposition

10. cookies = a. noun

4. Choose the Right Word: Answers

1. I am doing ___b. well____.

2. You play the piano ____b. beautifully______.

3. I would like two glasses of __a. milk____.

4. __b. She____ is coming to the concert.

5. Yesterday, I ___b. played__ for two hours!

6. This song is __b. better___ than that song.

7. I sat __a. in___ the coffee shop.

8. My sister __a. is learning___ to play the flute.

9. I __b. am___ sleepy.

10. This closet is __a. more organized____ than my closet!

So.... how did you do on these parts of speech quizzes? I hope that you amazed yourself with your grammar knowledge.

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