Context Clues : Parts Of Speech

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  • 1. 

    I can't wait  until the PICNIC tomorrow.picnic is ....

    • A.

      An adverb

    • B.

      An object

    • C.

      A noun

    • D.

      An adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. A noun
    Explanation
    The word "picnic" in the given sentence is used as a noun. It refers to an outdoor meal or gathering where people eat and enjoy themselves. In the sentence, "picnic" functions as the object of the verb "wait."

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  • 2. 

    The man looked at the rusty old GADGET and wondered how its mechanism worked. GADGET is 

    • A.

      An adjective

    • B.

      A noun

    • C.

      A pronoun

    • D.

      An object

    Correct Answer
    B. A noun
    Explanation
    The word "GADGET" in the sentence is used as a noun because it refers to a specific object, the rusty old gadget that the man is looking at. It is not being used to describe or modify another word, which would make it an adjective. It is also not being used as a pronoun to replace a noun. Therefore, the correct answer is "a noun."

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  • 3. 

    The dying man DESIGNATED his son to receive his property.DESIGNATED is

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      An adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      A verb

    Correct Answer
    D. A verb
    Explanation
    The verb "DESIGNATED" is the correct answer because it describes an action of the dying man assigning or selecting his son to receive his property. Verbs are words that express actions or states of being, and in this sentence, "DESIGNATED" clearly represents an action.

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  • 4. 

    Peter studied hard and received a PERFECT score perfect is

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      An object

    • C.

      A verb

    • D.

      An adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. An adjective
    Explanation
    The word "perfect" in this sentence describes the score that Peter received. It is used to provide a quality or characteristic of the score, indicating that it is flawless or without any faults. Adjectives are used to describe or modify nouns, and in this case, "perfect" is modifying the noun "score." Therefore, "perfect" is an adjective in this context.

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  • 5. 

    The BRINDLED dog barked loudly.BRINDLED is a

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      An adjective

    • C.

      An adverb

    • D.

      A preposition

    Correct Answer
    B. An adjective
    Explanation
    The word "brindled" describes the type or appearance of the dog. It is used to indicate that the dog has a coat with a mixture of different colors or shades, usually in a streaked or mottled pattern. As an adjective, "brindled" modifies the noun "dog" and provides additional information about its physical characteristics.

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  • 6. 

    "Don't PATRONIZE us; we are not children!" said the angry indigenous leaders to the politicians.  PATRONIZE is

    • A.

      An adverb

    • B.

      A noun

    • C.

      A verb

    • D.

      An Interjection

    Correct Answer
    C. A verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a verb". In the given sentence, "Don't PATRONIZE us; we are not children!", the word "PATRONIZE" is used as a verb. It means to treat someone in a condescending or superior manner, often with the intention of showing off one's superiority or to belittle them. In this context, the indigenous leaders are expressing their anger towards the politicians and asking them not to treat them as if they are inferior or naive.

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  • 7. 

    The GYMNAST practiced  for a very long time to learn how to do perfect  cartwheels.GYMNAST is

    • A.

      An adjective

    • B.

      A noun

    • C.

      A pronoun

    • D.

      A subject

    Correct Answer
    B. A noun
    Explanation
    The word "GYMNAST" refers to a person who practices gymnastics. It is a noun because it is a name for a specific type of person. In this sentence, "GYMNAST" is the subject of the sentence, indicating that it is the one who is practicing for a long time to learn how to do perfect cartwheels.

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  • 8. 

    The young boy ran CLUMSILY down the hill with his arms and legs flapping all over. CLUMSILY  is

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      An adjective

    • C.

      An adverb

    • D.

      A pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. An adverb
    Explanation
    "Clumsily" is an adverb because it modifies the verb "ran" by describing how the boy performed the action. It indicates that the boy ran in a clumsy manner, with his arms and legs flapping all over. Adverbs often end in -ly and provide information about how, when, where, or to what extent an action is performed. In this case, "clumsily" describes the manner in which the boy ran down the hill.

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  • 9. 

    The father CARESSED his crying child with great tenderness. CARESSED is

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      A conjunction

    • C.

      A verb

    • D.

      An adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. A verb
    Explanation
    The word "caressed" in the sentence describes an action that the father is performing on his crying child. This indicates that "caressed" is a verb, as verbs are words that express actions or states of being.

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  • 10. 

    "she was wearing BLUE"BLUE is

    • A.

      A noun

    • B.

      An adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Pronoun

    Correct Answer
    A. A noun
    Explanation
    The statement "she was wearing BLUE" indicates that "BLUE" is referring to a color, which is a noun. Colors are typically categorized as nouns because they represent a specific entity or thing. In this context, "BLUE" is being used as a noun to describe the color of something that the person is wearing.

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