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85% of People Can't Identify What Part of Speech Is Underlined in These Sentences. Can You?
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"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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