Identifying Parts of Speech Quiz

Level: Pre-Intermediate / Intermediate 

In this identifying parts of speech quiz you have to choose which part of speech the word highlighted in green is. 

Learn about each of these parts of speech if you are not already familiar with them.

These are the 8 parts of speech:

  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Adjective
  • Preposition
  • Interjection
  • Conjunction

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Identifying Parts of Speech Quiz

Choose which part of speech the highlighted word is.

1.She was wearing really beautiful earrings.

Adjectives describe or modify nouns and pronouns. This word is describing the earrings, so it’s an adjective.

2. Wow, you have got a great score.

Interjections show excitement or emotion and are not connected to the rest of the sentence. Wow is showing amazement or surprise at the score someone has got.

3.The baby crawled under the bed.

Prepositions show the relationship between nouns or pronouns and other words or elements in the sentence. In this case it is the relationship between the baby and where it crawled to.

4.She quickly packed her bag and left.

Adverbs modify verbs, nouns, and other adverbs. This is modifying the verb packed.

5.This is a depressing time to be living in London as people are arguing over the election.

This is an adjective again and it is describing the noun time.

6. Take your first left then go over the bridge.

Verbs show actions or states of being. There is no subject in this sentence as it is a command / instruction, so the first word is the verb.

7. There is a party next week though I don’t think I can go.

Conjunctions join two or more words, phrases, or clauses together. This subordinating conjunction is joining two clauses.

8.He thinks we will arrive at roughly 5pm.

Pronouns replace nouns. We is replacing the people the speaker is referring to.

9. The music is very loud.

A noun specifies people, places, things, or ideas. This noun is a thing, music.

10. He goes to Spain often not only for the sun but also for the food.

This is a correlative conjunction.

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