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If We Give You a Word in a Sentence, Can You Tell Us What Part of Speech It Is?
by Becky

Do you remember learning about the parts of speech in school? Were you able to understand what each of them did and how to use them, or are you still a bit confused? Take this quiz to find out how much you remember about the parts of speech.

Most people know what a noun is (a person, place, or thing) and what a verb is (an action word), but after that, things start to get a bit murky for many people. We know that you've heard of adjectives and adverbs, but knowing what they do and how to use them confuses far too many of us. 

The simple explanation is that an adjective describes a noun, and an adverb describes a verb (think adVERB for VERB). So, if you think "red ball," the word "red" is the adjective because it describes the color of the "ball," which is the noun. Similarly, in the phrase "run fast," the word "fast" is the adverb, because it describes the verb, the word "run." 

Even more difficult for most people are the parts of speech called pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Although we don't have time for a full description of each one here, you can always refer back to Schoolhouse Rock for clarification.

Let's find out how well you know the parts of speech in this quiz.

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