Daily Grammar

Lesson 90

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: In the following sentences tell the part of speech of each italicized word as used in the sentence.

1. Joe has been here since yesterday.

Joe has been here sincePrep yesterday.

2. I will do what I can since you want it.

I will do what I can sinceC you want it.

3. I looked behind for any cars.

I looked behindAdv for any cars.

4. Will you stand behind me?

Will you stand behindPrep me?

5. That is a fine horse you have.

That is a fineAdj horse you have.


6. The policeman gave me a fine.

The policeman gave me a fineN.

7. I will fine you for your action.

I will fineV you for your action.

8. I shall mine the gold.

I shall mineV the gold.

9. The coal mine was no longer used.

The coal mineN was no longer used.

10. That coat is mine.

That coat is mineP.

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