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Parts of Speech Quiz 2 Review
A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being.
There are some words that can be either nouns or verbs, depending on how they are used in a sentence.
In the sentence, “The button on her coat fell off,” button is used a noun.
In the sentence, “She had to button her coat before going outside,” button is used as a verb.
Noun or Verb?
Directions: Circle whether the underlined word in each sentence is used as a noun or verb.
1. She tried to play a joke on her sister.
2. He likes to joke around with his brother.
3. The class wrote informational reports about endangered animals.
4. He reports the news on Channel 4.
5. She smiles brightly every morning.
6. His smile lights up the room.
Score: ____/6
A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being.
 An action verb shows some type of action the subject is performing.
 A linking verb has no action. It connects the subject to another word that either describes it or renames it.
Some verbs can be used as either an action verb or a linking verb.
 The boy felt ill.
Felt is a linking verb that connects the subject boy to the adjective ill.
 The boy’s mother felt his warm head. Felt is an action verb describing what the mother did.
Action Verb or Linking Verb?
Directions: Circle whether the underlined verb in each sentence is an action verb or a linking verb.
7. The monkey looked hungry.
Action Verb
Linking Verb
8. The hungry monkey looked for food.
Action Verb
Linking Verb
9. I tasted the soup.
Action Verb
Linking Verb
10. The soup tasted salty.
Action Verb
Linking Verb
Score: ____/4
Adjectives and adverbs both describe or modify other parts of speech. However, it is important to know the difference.
Adjectives describe or modify nouns.
Adjectives often answer:
What kind? (big book, red car, iced coffee)
Which one? (those wheels, that disc, these earrings)
How many? (three amigos, some shirts, many hours)
Adverbs describe or modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
Adverbs often tell:
(He drove slowly.)
(She has to leave soon.)
(They played outside.)
To what extent? (He was extremely angry.)
Adjective or Adverb?
Directions: Circle whether the underlined word in each sentence is an adjective or an adverb. Although many adverbs
end in –ly, not all do. Also, many adjectives end in –ly. Look carefully at how the word is used and what it modifies.
11. The friendly neighbors baked a cake for us.
12. The students whispered softly.
13. The wrinkly shirt needed to be ironed.
14. The silly dog chased its own tail.
15. The dog barked loudly.
16. Please put the package there.
Score: ____/6
A preposition is a word that shows how a noun or pronoun relates to another part of the sentence.
A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with an object.
In the following examples, the preposition is circled and the prepositional phrase is underlined.
The book is on the table.
The remote is under the chair.
Find the Preposition
Directions: For each of the following sentences, underline the prepositional phrase and circle the preposition.
17. The tired hikers slowly waded across the river.
18. The waiter quickly brought food to the hungry customer.
19. The angry boy cried loudly and threw his toy onto the ground.
20. Henry was the youngest player on his team.
21. My aunt gave me two tickets to the game.
Score: ____/10
A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. Like nouns, some pronouns do an action and some receive an action.
Pronouns that do an action act as the subject of a sentence. Examples: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
Pronouns that receive an action are the object of the sentence. Examples: me, him, her, us, them
A possessive pronoun shows ownership. Examples: mine, your, his hers, its, ours, theirs
Choose the Correct Pronoun
Directions: Read each sentence. Underline the correct pronoun in each sentence.
22. ( We, Us ) hiked for three miles.
23. That much exercise tires ( me, I ) out.
24. Each of ( us, we ) wants the window seat.
25. There were dozens of bees buzzing around ( we, us ).
26. ( Him, He ) and ( I, me ) go to the movies once a week.
Score: ____/6
A conjunction is a word that joins words or groups of words.
And, but, yet, or, nor, so, for
An interjection is a word or phrase used to express strong emotion or surprise
Wow, hey, ouch, yuck, and oh my are just a few examples.
Conjunctions and Interjections
Directions: Read the paragraph below. Underline the three interjections and circle the seven conjunctions.
Well, another Italian restaurant is probably not what this town needed, but Pasta Plus is not just another Italian
restaurant. Wow! One bite of the spicy lasagna, and I knew I would be a loyal customer. Neither the atmosphere nor
the decorations are anything special, but the taste of the food did not disappoint. Both the main dishes and the
homemade garlic bread were served hot and seasoned perfectly. The dessert menu was limited, yet the lemon tart I
ordered was delicious. Hooray! Pasta Plus is here to stay!
Score: ____/10