Parts of speech exercise

July 20, 2013pdf

What part of speech are the underlined words?

1. She thought of a wise plan.

2. I want to go now.

3. Where are you going?

4. That was a lovely evening.

5. My father works in a factory.

6. She must be a stupid.

7. Selena is my best friend.

8. The dress was expensive; still I bought it.

9. It is my doll.

10. The sun gives us heat and light.

11. Do it quickly.

12. She went to the market to buy some vegetables.

13. I helped him because I liked him.

14. Jasmines are white in color.

15. The cat is under the bed.

Answers

1. Thought – verb (Thought is the past simple form of the verb think. It also has an –ing form: thinking. The word is a verb when it has present, past and participle forms. )

2. Now – adverb (Most words indicating time, place, manner, reason etc. are adverbs. Of course, this is not a good definition and some time expressions are prepositions, not adverbs. If you don’t know whether a particular word is a preposition or an adverb, try this simple test. Is that word followed by a noun? If it is, then it is a preposition. Adverbs are not followed by nouns.)

3. You – personal pronoun (There are very few personal pronouns and they are: he, she, it, they, I, me, we and you. Memorize this list if you still have trouble recognizing pronouns.)

4. Lovely – adjective (A word that goes before a noun is usually an adjective. Adjectives also have comparative and superlative forms: Lovely, lovelier, loveliest)

5. Factory – noun (Nouns are the names of people, things, places etc.)

6. Stupid – noun

7. Best – adjective

8. Bought – verb

9. It – personal pronoun

10. Gives – verb

11. Quickly – adverb (Most words ending in –ly are adverbs.)

12. To – preposition

13. Because – conjunction (A conjunction is a word used to join two clauses. There are only a limited number of conjunctions in English. Common examples are: because, as, since, when, after, before, and, but, or, yet etc.)

14. White – adjectives (The names of colors are always adjectives.)

15. Under – preposition

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