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Name That Part of Speech Quiz
by Staff
If you've been out of grammar school for a while, the thought of irregular verbs and subordinate conjunctions might throw you for a loop. Dust off those sentence diagramming skills, and take a crack at our parts of speech quiz.

Don has been up and ABOUT since the kids woke him up at 6 a.m.

  • preposition
  • adjective
  • determiner

The table, WHICH weighed 300 pounds, was difficult to remove from the house.

  • adjective
  • pronoun
  • direct object

I have been WRITING this quiz for three hours now.

  • present participle
  • infinitive
  • auxiliary verb

I SHOULD HAVE been walking my dogs instead.

  • interjection
  • past participle
  • auxiliary verb

Or maybe I should have BEEN doing laundry.

  • verb
  • present participle
  • past participle

I WAS also thinking about eating lunch.

  • past participle
  • auxiliary verb
  • simple past verb

WHO forgot to put the top on the peanut butter jar?

  • indirect object
  • noun
  • pronoun

That's the guy WHO stole my phone!

  • pronoun
  • noun
  • conjunction

You're staying home tonight, and that's that. No IFS, ands or buts.

  • pronoun
  • noun
  • conjunction

You're staying home tonight, and that's that. No ifs, ands OR buts.

  • pronoun
  • noun
  • conjunction

I am SO excited about the party!

  • interjection
  • adjective
  • adverb

I was hungry, SO I ate a snack.

  • interjection
  • conjunction
  • indirect object

If you want to have a snack, please do SO before dinner.

  • pronoun
  • conditional clause
  • conjunction

Say it ain't SO!

  • pronoun
  • noun
  • adjective

SO you decided to come after all!

  • exclamation
  • interjection
  • conjunction

WHEN did you say the kids are supposed to go to bed?

  • adverb
  • adjective
  • preposition

Please clear your place WHEN you're finished eating.

  • conjunction
  • preposition
  • dependent adjective

I see A wallet over there, but I'm not sure if it's yours.

  • definite object
  • indefinite article
  • adjective

We get paid twice A month.

  • pronoun
  • preposition
  • adjective

CRYING exhausted the baby, so he fell asleep.

  • auxiliary verb
  • gerund
  • noun

The CRYING baby soon became exhausted and fell asleep.

  • present participle as adjective
  • adjective
  • adverb

You can run IF your knee feels better.

  • interjection
  • preposition
  • conjunction

You can run IF YOUR KNEE FEELS BETTER.

  • conditional clause
  • prepositional phrase
  • independent clause

Whatever you do, do NOT enter that room!

  • interjection
  • adjective
  • adverb

She really looks LIKE her mother.

  • adjective
  • preposition
  • adverb

The cost will be more LIKE $200.

  • adjective
  • adverb
  • preposition

We drove more than A THOUSAND miles to California.

  • adjective
  • noun
  • number

We went THERE to see the elephants.

  • adverb
  • noun
  • place

You take it from HERE — I'm too tired.

  • preposition
  • adjective
  • noun

I'm not crying BECAUSE I'm sad; I'm just happy to see you.

  • conjunction
  • preposition
  • restrictive verb