Parts of speech 4

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. [For] a few weeks, Ottawa residents enjoy the brilliant fall colours of Gatineau Park.
2. The red, yellow and deep [orange] of autumn leaves create a dazzling display.
3. Hiking and walking are [excellent] ways to discover the Park’s 165 kilometres of trails.
4. [Follow] the Luskville Falls Trail, and climb 290 metres up the rocky slope of the Eardley Escarpment.
5. The children amused [themselves] by rolling in the pile of raked leaves.
6. Rock climbing can be slow and arduous, but once you reach the top, it is [simply] exhilarating.
7. Many athletes cycle in Gatineau Park [not only] for the aerobic workout [but also] for the hill training.
8. [What!] You’re not coming with us to see Fall Rhapsody?