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Parts of Speech Test

Name the nine parts of speech.

Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives
Adverbs
Conjunctions
Interjections
Prepositions
Articles
Verbs

Name the two main noun categories.

Common
Proper

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chair, pen, book, water, car


London, Peter, Africa

Some Pronouns
What

are the different types of pronouns?


Personal (I, he, she, it etc.)
Reflexive (myself, yourself, ourselves etc.)
Possessive (yours, mine, theirs, ours, hers, his, its)
Reciprocal (each other, one another)
Relative (that, which, who, whose, whom etc.)
Demonstrative (this, that, these, those)
Indefinite (all, some, any, several, both, either, neither)
Interrogative (who, which, what, where, how)

Complete the sentence with the pronoun and name the type:
I love eating ______ fried and scrambled eggs. (Both)
How do Peter and John know __________? (Each other)
I love to treat ________ every Friday. (Myself)

Gerund
Gerunds are common nouns made from verbs by adding ing.
When do we use gerunds? After words like love, prefer, by etc.

Whats an abstract noun?


Abstract nouns are ideas, qualities or states rather than concrete
objects.
E.g. beauty, courage, hope, love, truth

Name some countable and uncountable


nouns.
Countable
Uncountable

ball, table, video


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rice, flour, weather

Say whether the following are countable or uncountable:


Cheese
Politics
File
Fruit
Coffee
Toilet

Give four examples of adjectives.


Adjectives describe nouns or pronouns.
E.g. big, dirty, hallucinating

Whats the difference between 'well and


good?

This is a good book. (Adjective)


I read well. (Adverb)

Adverbs
What do adverbs do? They modify a verb or an object.
He drove slowly. (Verb)
He drove a very expensive car. (Adjective)

Prepositions
Prepositions are words that indicate location.
E.g. on, in, beside
Prepositions can also show location in time.
E.g. At midnight/In the spring/During the race

Name some conjunctions.


E.g. and, or, but, for, nor, so, yet

What do conjunctions do?


Conjunctions are words that link two parts of a sentence together.

Give some examples of interjections.


E.g. Yum, yuck, hooray, groovy, oops

What are interjections for?


Interjections express short bursts of emotions.

What are the two types of articles?

Definite (the)
Indefinite (a/an)

What are superlatives and comparatives?


Superlatives
Comparatives
England.

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the most expensive, the cheapest.


Beer in Poland is cheaper than in

I look at myself in the mirror every morning.

I
Look
At
Myself
In
The
Mirror
Every
Morning

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Pronoun
Verb
Preposition
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Reflexive Pronoun
Preposition
Definite Article
Noun
Adverb
Noun

Wow, the hungry cat chased the mouse under


a table and quickly ate it.

Wow
The
Hungry
Cat
Chased
Quickly
It
Under
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Interjection.
Definite Article
Adjective
Noun
Verb
Adverb
Pronoun
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Preposition
Indefinite Article

I really love playing the piano to my friends.

I
Really
Love
Playing
The
Piano
To
My
Friends

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Personal Pronoun
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Adverb
Verb
Gerund
Definite Article
Noun
Preposition
Possessive Pronoun/Adjective
Noun