Daily Grammar

Lesson 86

Parts of Speech - Review

We are going to review the eight parts of speech in the next five lessons. The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places, things, or ideas.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.


Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses.

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.

If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archive (http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.


Instructions:  Identify what part of speech each word is in the following sentences.

1. Wow! That must be a very hot fire.

WowInterj! ThatP mustV beV  aAdj  veryAdv hotAdj fireN.

2. He seemed sorry since he almost immediately apologized to us.

HeP seemedV sorryAdj sinceC heP almostAdv  
immediatelyAdv apologizedV  

3. Mom wanted the answer, but we had had no reply from our daughter or son.

MomN wantedV theAdj answerN, butC hadV hadV  
noAdj replyN fromPrep ourAdj  

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