Quiz: If We Give You a Word in a Sentence, Can You Tell Us What Part of Speech It Is?
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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
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About This Quiz

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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"Oh, you scared me!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "oh"?
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"I have two cats and a dog." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "and"?
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"He gave the gift to Julie." In this sentence, what is the word "Julie"?
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"Darn, I forgot my purse!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "darn"?
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"The four dogs scratched at the door until Louise let them in." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "dogs"?
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"My mother works hard so we can afford the things we need." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "so"?
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"He gave the card to Olivia." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "he"?
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"The toys were his." What part of speech is the word "his"?
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"The owl stretched its wings." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "its"?
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"Ouch, that hurt!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "ouch"?
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"The blue sky was gorgeous." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "blue"?
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"I’d like a bike for exercising." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "for"?
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"She quickly ran into school so she wouldn't be late." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "quickly"?
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"The house is made of stone." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "stone"?
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"I held my hands above my head." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "above"?
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"The school's geology museum has a large rock collection." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "rock"?
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"Balloons are so light that they seem to float." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "light."
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"Whenever the door slams, the curtains move back and forth." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "move"?
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"Please light the candles on the cake." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "light"?
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"The total score of the team was 12." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "total"?
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"Hey, that's my car!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "hey"?
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"Yahoo, I got an A in the class!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "yahoo"?
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"Ouch, I tried to hit the nail, but hit my finger instead!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "but"?
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"How much fabric will it take to make the dress?" In this question, what part of speech is the word "fabric"?
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"I left the book in my car." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "in"?
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"She went with the gang." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "with"?
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"The dog is brown." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "brown"?
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"She had ten berries in her basket." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "berries"?
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"Patty slowly approached the angry dog." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "slowly"?
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"Claire danced a waltz." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "Claire"?
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"Oops! I stepped on his toe!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "oops"?
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"The cow jumped over the moon." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "jumped."
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"Jill ran up the hill." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "up"?
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"Wow, she really hates spiders!" In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "wow"?
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"You can order an ice cream cone or a banana split." In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "or"?
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