Parts of Speech
 
 
 
 
Parts of Speech

In this lesson you will watch a parts of speech video, learn the definition of parts of speech, learn the parts of speech, and take a test.
Parts of Speech Video
 
Parts of Speech Definition
  • Parts of speech:
  • explain how words are used in English
  • are grouped into eight categories
Parts of Speech
  • noun
  • refers to a person, animal, place, thing, object, substance, state, event, feeling, or abstract idea
  • pronoun
  • takes the place of a noun or a noun phrase
  • verb
  • refers to an action (do, eat, talk) or a state (be, like, own)
  • adverb
  • modifies the meaning of other words including: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, phrases, sentences
  • adjective
  • modifies, or describes, a noun or a pronoun
  • preposition
  • connects a noun, pronoun, or phrase to other words in a sentence
  • conjunction
  • connects phrases, clauses, or other words
  • interjection
  • used mostly in speech to show emotion, gain attention, exclaim, protest, or command
Parts of Speech Test

Review the parts of speech above. Decide which of the parts of speech each word in bold print in the test sentences represents.
1.  John ate lunch in the school cafeteria.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
2.  Jane shopped with her friends.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
3.  Your wallet is on the bed.

     a.  adjective
     b.  preposition
     c.  conjunction
     d.  interjection
4.  She likes to watch TV after work.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
 5.  Hey, sit down and be quiet.

     a.  adjective
     b.  preposition
     c.  conjunction
     d.  interjection
6.  They spent all their vacation money.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
7.  They hiked quickly up the mountain.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
8.  She is a beautiful actress.

     a.  adjective
     b.  preposition
     c.  conjunction
     d.  interjection
9.  They ordered more food but then ate nothing.

     a.  adjective
     b.  preposition
     c.  conjunction
     d.  interjection
10.  The park looks beautiful this time of year.

     a.  noun
     b.  pronoun
     c.  verb
     d.  adverb
More Tests
 
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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