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Parts of Speech Quiz

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You'll find four parts to this quiz. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

This Quiz Covers...

This parts of speech quiz covers the parts of speech. (Imagine that!) Here is a brief definition of each part 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. (They answer the adjective questions.)

5. Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. (They answer the adverb questions.)

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.

If you know all of that, you're ready for the quiz!

Part 1. Identify & Label

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.

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

Part 2. Matching Definitions

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

Part 3. Choose the Right Part of Speech

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 we 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

Part 4. Choose the Right Word

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

Quiz Answers

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

Part 1. Identify & Label: Answers

The parts in parentheses are 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

Part 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

Part 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

Part 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!

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