Parts of Speech Exercises

Parts of Speech Exercises: All the words in the English language, written, spoken or listened by us in daily life, are parts of speech. These are categorized according to the syntactic function. There are eight parts of speech.

  1. Noun – The name of a person, place or thing is called a noun.
  2. Pronoun – The word used in place of nouns.
  3. Verb – It tells about the activity of things and persons or their state.
  4. Adjective – A word that qualifies the noun or pronoun.
  5. Adverb – A word that qualifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
  6. Preposition – A word showing the relation or connection of a noun or pronoun with another noun or pronoun is called the preposition.
  7. Conjunction – It is used to join the words or phrases.
  8. Interjection – A word or a sound which expresses sudden feelings or emotions.

To solve this exercise, you have to identify the noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, interjection in the given sentences.

  1. Tom went to market to buy books ( __________ ).
  2. He went to the market but ( __________ ) did not buy new books.
  3. I liked ( __________ ) him ( __________ ) better than he likes me.
  4. A smart girl was dancing quickly ( __________ ).
  5. She ( __________ ) eats apples in the morning daily.
  6. When he was sitting ( __________ ) on the grass, a snake bit him.
  7. You ( __________ ) caught him by his arm.
  8. A rich ( __________ ) lady bought a beautiful ( __________ ) necklace.
  9. Hurrah! ( __________ ) I have passed the examination.
  10. The cat is sitting under ( __________ ) the chair.
  11. Alas! ( __________ ) I could not receive you.
  12. The body of the cage is made of iron. ( __________ )
  13. It is not your ( __________ ) pen; it is hers.
  14. There is still some milk in ( __________ ) the jug.
  15. Jimmy is performing ( __________ ) his duties diligently.
  16. The drawing made by you is almost ( __________ ) perfect.
  17. I shall not go unless ( __________ ) you allow.
  18. The road is to ( __________ ) go by.
  19. The flowers smell sweet. ( __________ )
  20. He frequently ( __________ ) goes to the beach.

Answers

  1. Noun
  2. Conjunction
  3. Verb, Pronoun
  4. Adverb
  5. Pronoun
  6. Verb
  7. Pronoun
  8. Adjective, adjective
  9. Interjection
  10. Preposition
  11. Interjection
  12. Noun
  13. Pronoun
  14. Preposition
  15. Verb
  16. Adverb
  17. Conjunction
  18. Preposition
  19. Adjective
  20. Adverb
Parts of Speech Exercises
Parts of Speech Exercises