Parts of speech 3

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. The [trio] decided to sail to Pinney's Point and anchor there for a picnic.
2. "[Raise] the main sail!" shouted the skipper.
3. [Darn!] I missed the O-train by a minute.
4. Although Karla has a tiny frame, [she] can eat as much as Mikhail can.
5. Alissa was treated to lunch [because] it was her birthday.
6. For dessert, Jorge prepared a [chocolate] torte, served with [local] strawberries.
7. Emma gazed [blankly] at the parking ticket on her windshield.
8. The dog leaped [over] the fence.