Daily Grammar

Lesson 88

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. Both the big girl and a small boy were happy with the results.

BothC theAdj bigAdj girlN andC aAdj smallAdj boyN wereV  
happyAdj withPrep theAdj  

2. If you do not like it, the boss will speak with you tonight on the phone.

IfC youP doV notAdv likeV itP, theAdj bossN willV speakV  
withPrep youP tonightAdv  
onPrep theAdj phoneN.

3. Whew! This weather is very warm for this time of year.

WhewInterj! TheAdj weatherN isV veryAdv warmAdj forPrep  
thisAdj timeN ofPrep  

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