Parts of Speech Worksheet – Parts of Speech Exercises

Last Updated on December 23, 2023

In English, each word in a sentence serves a specific role, such as naming things, expressing actions, or describing qualities. Through parts of speech worksheets, we reinforce our knowledge of how words function and their proper usage within the structures of language.

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Parts of Speech Worksheet

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Parts of Speech Exercises

Parts of Speech Worksheet 1: Identifying Parts of Speech

  1. The brave firefighter rescued the cat.
  2. She writes novels in her free time.
  3. The car moved slowly down the street.
  4. Wisdom is more valuable than riches.
  5. They will travel to Spain next summer.
  6. Her green dress matches her eyes.
  7. Before the show starts, let’s grab a snack.
  8. He has five pencils in his case.
  9. The students can solve the puzzle quickly.
  10. This soup tastes too salty.
  11. The tall building can be seen from miles away.
  12. He swam across the lake with ease.
  13. The flowers were beautifully arranged on the table.
  14. Honesty is the best policy.
  15. I want to learn a new language.
  16. The red apple looks ripe and juicy.
  17. Under the bridge, there is a quiet stream.
  18. She sings and plays the guitar.
  19. The dog barked loudly at the stranger.
  20. After dinner, we’ll have dessert.

Answers:

1. brave – Adjective (describes the noun “firefighter”)
2. writes – Verb (action performed by the subject “She”)
3. slowly – Adverb (modifies the verb “moved” by describing how the car moved)
4. Wisdom – Noun (the thing that is being described as valuable)
5. travel – Verb (action that “They” will perform in the future)
6. green – Adjective (describes the noun “dress”)
7. Before – Preposition (shows the relationship in time between “grab a snack” and “show starts”)
8. five – Adjective (quantifies the noun “pencils”)
9. can – Modal Verb (indicates ability regarding the verb “solve”)
10. tastes – Verb (linking verb connecting the subject “soup” to the adjective “salty”)
11. tall – Adjective (describes the noun “building”)
12. swam – Verb (action performed by the subject “He”)
13. beautifully – Adverb (modifies the verb “arranged” by describing how the flowers were arranged)
14. Honesty – Noun (the thing that is being described as the best policy)
15. want – Verb (action that the subject “I” desires to perform)
16. red – Adjective (describes the noun “apple”)
17. Under – Preposition (shows the location relationship between “bridge” and “stream”)
18. sings, plays – Verb (actions that the subject “She” performs)
19. barked – Verb (action performed by the subject “dog”)
20. After – Preposition (shows the relationship in time between “have dessert” and “dinner”)

Parts of Speech Worksheet 2: Identifying Parts of Speech in a Paragraph

The sun was setting, and the sky turned a brilliant shade of orange. Birds chirped peacefully as they settled in for the night. A gentle breeze whispered through the leaves, creating a soothing rustle. Nearby, a stream flowed steadily, its waters glistening in the fading light. Children played in the distance, their laughter carrying on the wind. An old man sat on a bench, watching the day come to an end. He felt a sense of calm wash over him. The park was his favorite place to reflect on life’s simple joys. As darkness fell, he stood up and walked home, content with the day’s serenity.

Questions:

  1. Identify the part of speech for the underlined word “sun.”
  2. What part of speech is “peacefully”?
  3. What is the part of speech of “gentle”?
  4. Determine the part of speech for “whispered.”
  5. Identify the part of speech of “leaves.”
  6. What part of speech is “soothing”?
  7. What is the part of speech of “stream”?
  8. Determine the part of speech for “steadily.”
  9. Identify the part of speech of “waters.”
  10. What part of speech is “played”?
  11. What is the part of speech of “laughter”?
  12. Determine the part of speech for “old.”
  13. Identify the part of speech of “sat.”
  14. What part of speech is “watching”?
  15. What is the part of speech of “felt”?
  16. Determine the part of speech for “calm.”
  17. Identify the part of speech of “park.”
  18. What part of speech is “reflect”?
  19. What is the part of speech of “joys”?
  20. Determine the part of speech for “content.”

Answers with Explanations:

  1. Noun (The word “sun” is a thing, hence a noun.)
  2. Adverb (It describes how birds chirped, hence an adverb.)
  3. Adjective (It describes the noun “breeze,” hence an adjective.)
  4. Verb (It is an action performed by the subject “breeze,” hence a verb.)
  5. Noun (The word “leaves” is a plural noun, referring to things.)
  6. Adjective (It describes the noun “rustle,” hence an adjective.)
  7. Noun (The word “stream” is a thing, hence a noun.)
  8. Adverb (It describes how the stream flowed, hence an adverb.)
  9. Noun (The word “waters” is a plural noun, referring to things.)
  10. Verb (It is an action performed by the subject “Children,” hence a verb.)
  11. Noun (The word “laughter” is a thing, hence a noun.)
  12. Adjective (It describes the noun “man,” hence an adjective.)
  13. Verb (It is an action performed by the subject “man,” hence a verb.)
  14. Verb (It is a present participle verb used in a continuous tense.)
  15. Verb (It is an action performed by the subject “He,” hence a verb.)
  16. Noun (The word “calm” is a thing, hence a noun. It could also be considered an adjective in a different context, but here it is a noun as it is something he felt.)
  17. Noun (The word “park” is a thing, hence a noun.)
  18. Verb (It is an action that the subject “he” can perform, hence a verb.)
  19. Noun (The word “joys” is a plural noun, referring to things.)
  20. Adjective (It describes the noun “he” in the state of being content, hence an adjective.)

Parts of Speech Worksheet 3: Multiple Choice

1. What is the part of speech for the word “happy”?

  • a) Noun
  • b) Verb
  • c) Adjective
  • d) Adverb 

2. Which word is a pronoun in the following sentence: “She is going to the store.”

  • a) She
  • b) Going
  • c) Store
  • d) The 

3. Identify the adverb in the sentence: “He quickly ran to catch the bus.”

  • a) He
  • b) Quickly
  • c) Ran
  • d) Catch 

4. What is the conjunction in the sentence: “I will go to the party if you come with me.”

  • a) I
  • b) Will
  • c) If
  • d) With 

5. Choose the preposition in the sentence: “The book is on the table.”

  • a) The
  • b) Is
  • c) On
  • d) Table 

6. Identify the interjection in the sentence: “Wow, that was an amazing performance!”

  • a) Wow
  • b) That
  • c) Was
  • d) An 

7. What is the part of speech for the word “jumped” in the sentence: “The cat jumped over the fence”?

  • a) Noun
  • b) Verb
  • c) Adjective
  • d) Adverb 

8. Identify the adverb in the sentence: “She sings beautifully.”

  • a) She
  • b) Sings
  • c) Beautifully
  • d) Sings beautifully 

9. Choose the conjunction in the sentence: “I will study hard so I can pass the exam.”

  • a) I
  • b) Will
  • c) So
  • d) Can 

10. What is the preposition in the sentence: “The cat is under the table”?

  • a) The
  • b) Is
  • c) Under
  • d) Table 

11. What is the part of speech for the word “happiness” in the sentence: “Her happiness was contagious”?

  • a) Noun
  • b) Verb
  • c) Adjective
  • d) Adverb 

12. Identify the adverb in the sentence: “He speaks quite softly.”

  • a) He
  • b) Speaks
  • c) Quite
  • d) Softly 

13. Choose the conjunction in the sentence: “I like both tea and coffee.”

  • a) I
  • b) Like
  • c) Both
  • d) And 

14. What is the preposition in the sentence: “The keys are on the table”?

  • a) The
  • b) Are
  • c) On
  • d) Table 

15. Identify the interjection in the sentence: “Wow, what a beautiful sunset!”

  • a) Wow
  • b) What
  • c) A
  • d) Beautiful 

Answers:

1. c 2. a 3. b
4. c 5. c 6. a
7. b 8. c 9. c
10. c 11. a 12. c
13. d 14. c 15. a

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