the parts of speech

1. In the following sentence, identify the part of speech of the italicized word.
Large fish swim swiftly in the sea.

A. Verb
B. Noun
C. Adjective
D. Adverb

2. In the following sentence, identify the part of speech of the italicized word.
Large fish swim swiftly in the sea.
3. Choose the sentence that contains a relative pronoun.

A. Mr. Moon, whom you have met, is my assistant.
B. Those are not my shoes.
C. Someone is coming down the hill.
D. Please, put your book bag in your locker.

4. In the following sentence, identify the part of speech of the italicized word.
Thousands of years ago, fish were caught in nets and traps.

A. Conjunction
B. Pronoun
C. Verb
D. Preposition

5. People express thoughts mainly by using

A. language.
B. gestures.
C. numbers.
D. pictures.

6. In the following sentence, which word is an adverb used to modify an adjective?
It was quite late for a telephone call.


A. quite
B. for
C. telephone
D. late

7. A noun that completes an action is called a/an

A. subject.
B. predicate.
C. complement.
D. object.

8. Which of the following words can be used as a noun?

A. Love
B. If
C. Younger
D. Happily

9. Which kind of adjective is used most frequently in ordinary speech or writing?

A. Demonstrative
B. Proper
C. Article
D. Common

10. Which of these pronouns is third person plural posessive?

A. That
B. Who
C. Theirs
D. They

11. Which one of the following sentences contains a collective noun?

A. The legislature met in secret session.
B. Who among you is a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker?
C. The quality of mercy is not strained.
D. Listen, my children, and you shall hear.

12. In the following sentence, identify the part of speech of the italicized word.
Catching fish is one of the oldest pastimes.

A. Pronoun
B. Adjective
C. Verb
D. Noun

13. In which sentence do the capitalized words represent a prepositional phrase?

A. The Maxi Deli is AROUND THE CORNER.
B. Apart from his looks, I would never TRUST HIM.
C. The conductor CALLED OUT, "All aboard!"
D. I am not going TO RUN out of patience.

14. In the following sentence, what is the antecedent of the pronoun "it"?

The class decided to submit their project to the science contest, because they felt it was worthy of winning.


A. Science
B. Contest
C. Project
D. Class

15. Select the antecedent of the pronoun in the following sentence.
The strikers will return to work when the union representatives have completed their negotiations.


A. work
B. strikers
C. representatives
D. negotiations

16. Which sentence contains a verb in the simple past tense?

A. She has obeyed her father.
B. She obeys her father.
C. She obeyed her father.
D. She had obeyed her father.

17. In which sentence is race used as a noun?

A. Tom won the race.
B. If you race across town, you'll be on time.
C. Don't race the motor when you're starting the car.
D. Tom will race with four other boys.

18. Write the verb "see" in the present perfect tense. Use the pronoun "I" as the subject.

A. I have seen.
B. I am seen.
C. I see.
D. I am seeing.

19. Choose the sentence in which the verb is a linking verb.

A. He works at a gas station.
B. His boss pays him well.
C. He has walked to work from his house.
D. His hours are long and busy.

20. Which of the following sentences contains a demonstrative adjective?

A. Whose is this?
B. This hat is his.
C. Which one is this?
D. This is his.

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  2. 13. In which sentence do the capitalized words represent a prepositional phrase?

    A. The Maxi Deli is AROUND THE CORNER.
    B. Apart from his looks, I would never TRUST HIM.
    C. The conductor CALLED OUT, "All aboard!"
    D. I am not going TO RUN out of patience.

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  3. 20. Which of the following sentences contains a demonstrative adjective?

    A. Whose is this?
    B. This hat is his.
    C. Which one is this?
    D. This is his.

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  4. 1. In the following sentence, identify the part of speech of the italicized word.
    Large fish swim swiftly in the sea.

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