Quiz: 85% of People Can't Identify What Part of Speech Is Underlined in These Sentences. Can You?
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85% of People Can't Identify What Part of Speech Is Underlined in These Sentences. Can You?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

"Conjunction junction, what's your function ..." If you remember those words, you probably loved watching all of the Schoolhouse Rock videos. If you think you remember them well enough, or if you have since become a fan of Grammar Girl, then this quiz is for you. Let's get started to find out how much you actually remember about the parts of speech.

OK, so there are eight parts of speech in the English language. You surely remember the easiest ones: nouns and verbs. And, you probably remember the ones that modify nouns and verbs, adjectives and adverbs, respectively. But where most of us needed a little Schoolhouse Rock education was with the remaining four parts of speech, namely conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, and pronouns.

The fact is that most of us write with little insight into what these parts of speech do or how they work. Yet (did you see what we just did there?), without a full understanding of what these parts of speech do, using them is difficult. If you not only know what the eight parts of speech are but how to use them, then this is the quiz for you.

We challenge you to identify each part of speech in this quiz.

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The dog is black and brown.
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She wanted a red ball, not a blue ball.
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She took all of the cupcakes to school.
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The letter I received was from my father.
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She ran quickly to the store.
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Wow! That's a lot of money!
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The big, brown cow jumped over the moon.
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She burned herself on the hot stove.
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He wanted to go home, but he had to finish his dinner first.
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She traveled to Chicago on vacation.
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The brown bag was empty.
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She went to the store early in the morning.
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The tall girl jumped high over the fence.
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The boy ran around the block.
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They took the dog to the vet, because he was sick.
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He decided to go to the party.
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Hey! That's my car!
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Australia is the land down under.
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She went to the store, but she forgot to buy milk.
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She waited by the tree for her friends to get out of school.
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The young boy rode his bike to the station, and then he took the train home.
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Oops! I forgot to do my homework!
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She wanted to go to college, yet she didn't work hard for her grades.
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Since she couldn't go home for the holidays, she celebrated with some friends.
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They went to the amusement park with their friends.
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She waited her turn, while all of the other children went home.
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She will not get any candy until tomorrow.
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"Cowabunga dude!" said the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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She asked him several questions about the movie.
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She was not going to the haunted house, because she doesn't like to be scared.
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She told the kids to go wait by the car.
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Oh dear! I can't find my keys!
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The big, bad wolf huffed and puffed.
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Her curiosity about the book was due more to the theme than the substance.
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He loved to ride roller coasters, but he was afraid of heights.
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