Parts of speech 1

How well do you know the parts of speech?

Because words may have different functions in different sentences, they can belong to more than one of the eight parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. For example, the word book can be a noun (The book is on the desk) or a verb (She asked me to book a room for our meeting).

Try our quiz! See if you can name the parts of speech of the words in square brackets below.


Note: Adapted from HyperGrammar (copyright 1994, 1995 and 1996) produced by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.

Date modified: 2017-12-11

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