Parts of speech 2

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.

1. While Canadians love winter sports, some sports are [too] dangerous for most people.
2. Figure skating [appears] artistic but requires great strength and courage.
3. Hockey blades have a smooth curve, while figure blades are [straighter] and have picks at the front.
4. [Wow]! I never thought you would try the luge!
5. Snowboarding with [you] has become my favourite winter sport.
6. [If] you can ski quickly and shoot accurately, you should try the biathlon.
7. Canadian athletes were very successful [during] the Winter Olympics held in Vancouver and Whistler.
8. Gold [medals] were awarded to our mens' and women's hockey teams.