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Grammar Lesson: Parts Of Speech Review

By — John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Updated on Dec 10, 2010

Activity 1

Identify each underlined word's part of speech. An answer can be used more than once. Use these abbreviations on the line before each sentence: n = noun; pro = pronoun; adj = adjective; v = verb; advb = adverb; prep = preposition; c = conjunction; and int = interjection.

  1. Each of the programs was taped.
  2. Joanna programs her television equipment.
  3. Fluffy, the family's cat, was looking down the well.
  4. I feel well.
  5. Dad bought training wheels for my brother's bicycle.
  6. They have been training at this site.
  7. Hey! Are you complaining about our group's meeting?
  8. All of the contestants but Monica were scheduled.
  9. These geese wanted to cross the street, so the tourists escorted them.
  10. We all helped to shovel the snow.
  11. Will it snow tomorrow?
  12. The snow shovel is out in the barn.
  13. The elderly man fell down.
  14. We chased him down the street, but we were unable to catch him.
  15. They made a down payment on a new car.
  16. The coach told Mitch to down the ball.
  17. The quarterback attempted a pass on the second down.
  18. Will you be able to move that large box by yourself?
  19. He had to solve the problem in a hurry.
  20. Uncle Erik gave Rick box seat tickets to the Yankees' game.

Activity 2

Identify each underlined word's part of speech. An answer can be used more than once. Use these abbreviations on the line before each sentence: n = noun; pro = pronoun; adj = adjective; v = verb; advb = adverb; prep = preposition; c = conjunction; and int = interjection.

  1. Foolish decisions can cause trouble.
  2. She gained fame quickly as a journalist.
  3. You will soon know how difficult this is.
  4. Please dispose of your garbage.
  5. We can do this by ourselves.
  6. Tomas entered into the competition.
  7. Brianna becomes hysterical whenever she hears a funny joke.
  8. Rachel is an heiress to a large fortune.
  9. He and I can carry that bundle.
  10. You or they will be able to assist.
  11. The choir members walked onto the stage.
  12. Murphy is a silly dog some of the time.
  13. Yippee! I do not have to go to bed yet.
  14. It is my all-time favorite movie.
  15. Gary was so athletically talented that he was recruited by several colleges.
  16. This is the story of a seven-time award winner.
  17. Maurice is preparing for his lab experiment.
  18. The family room has been remodeled in a modern décor.
  19. I would love to attend the ceremony, but I already have another commitment.
  20. Both of these comedians will be appearing at local clubs this fall.

Activity 3

Use each word as indicated. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. Use part as a noun.
  2. Use part as a verb.
  3. Use televised as a verb.
  4. Use televised as an adjective.
  5. Use lower as a verb.
  6. Use lower as an adjective.
  7. Use for as a conjunction.
  8. Use for as a preposition.
  9. Use before as a subordinating conjunction.
  10. Use before as a preposition.

Activity 4

Fill in each blank with one word that logically fits the sentence's sense. Then, on the line preceding the sentence, write the word's part of speech using the code letters—noun (n), pronoun (pro), adjective (adj), verb (v), adverb (advb), preposition (prep), conjunction (c), and interjection (int).

  1. ____ A ______ mouse ran through our garage.
  2. ____ Either the doctor ______ the nurse will explain the procedure to you.
  3. ____ Lucille is the gymnast ______ scored a perfect ten on the floor exercise.
  4. ____ ______! That bicyclist almost crashed into the parked car.
  5. ____ The brave soldier ran ______ the field during the skirmish.
  6. ____ Creative writers entertain their readers quite ______.
  7. ____ Two police officers ______ the building looking for the town officials.
  8. ____ One of the most important ______ is found on that busy street.
  9. ____ ______ of the guitar players stayed late to rehearse the number.
  10. ____ ______ the barn we spotted several sheep.
  11. ____ The machinist selected her tool from the ______ cabinet.
  12. ____ Peanut butter ______ jelly is my cousin's lunch time treat.
  13. ____ Take your ______ photo album to the party, Benny.
  14. ____ The singing group was ______ into the Music Hall of Fame.
  15. ____ It had rained ______ often lately that we cannot play our last scheduled game.
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