Parts of speech 5

How well do you know the eight parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection? (See grammar terms for a list of English grammar terms and their definitions.)

Because words may have different functions in different sentences, they can belong to more than one part of speech. 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). See if you can name the parts of speech of the words in square brackets below.

1. [That] is Janet’s house.
2. [Oops], I spilled the milk!
3. There are [only] two cookies left in the cookie jar.
4. John and Edith went for a long [walk] in the park.
5. Our new neighbour is very [friendly], isn’t she?
6. Everyone [but] the bus driver was released with minor injuries.
7. The dog with the sore paw was [limping] along the side of the road.
8. We expected to lose, [but] Gord scored three goals in the last period.