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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Parts of Speech

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of parts of speech. Choose the correct parts of speech in the following sentences.

Example

Choose the verb in the sentence.
Michael starts work at 7:30 every morning.
Michael
work
starts
morning

The correct answer is "starts".


1.

Choose the noun in the sentence.
The bicycle was stolen yesterday.

 

the

 

was

 

stolen

 

bicycle

     
2.

Choose the verb in the sentence.
The Coho ferry often departs on schedule.

 

ferry

 

departs

 

often

 

on schedule

     
3.

Choose the adverb in the sentence.
The Coho ferry often departs on schedule.

 

ferry

 

departs

 

on schedule

 

often

     
4.

Choose the pronoun in the sentence.
Our new colleague is upset because she has a very small workstation.

 

she

 

upset

 

workstation

 

new

     
5.

Choose the verb in the sentence.
We are all jealous of Byron and Heather's trip to Hawaii.

 

we

 

jealous

 

are

 

trip

     
6.

Choose the preposition in the sentence.
We are all jealous of Byron and Heather's trip to Hawaii.

 

we

 

trip

 

and

 

to

     
7.

Choose the conjunction in the sentence.
She is a novice golfer, yet she was still able to get a hole-in-one.

 

yet

 

a

 

still

 

to

     
8.

Choose the pronoun in the sentence.
Jane and Olivia went to the new Italian restaurant they read about in Food Eater's Digest.

 

and

 

they

 

new

 

Jane

     
9.

Choose the nouns in the sentence.
The search-and-rescue team boarded the helicopter and flew towards the glacier to find the missing skiers.

 

team / helicopter / glacier / skiers

 

search / rescue / team / glacier

 

missing / boarded / helicopter

 

search / rescue / team / helicopter / glacier / skiers

     
10.

Choose the adverbs in the sentence.
Jason skis gracefully, but he is unable to skate well.

 

skis / Jason

 

skis / skate

 

gracefully / well

 

unable / well