Parts Of Speech: Quiz

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Parts Of Speech: Quiz

Identify the part of speech of the bolded word or phrase in the following sentences. For a quick refresher on parts of speech, check out our Resource Center article.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Although the architects created a new earthquake-proof structural design, they refused to patent or otherwise benefit from the design plans.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 2. 
    Oscar Wilde was almost as brilliant a novelist as he was a playwright.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 3. 
    The changing color of autumn leaves has a unique fascination for those people who understand the life-cycles within them.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 4. 
    It was primarily when I visited the seashore that I felt nostalgic for my childhood home, as I had grown up on a small island.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 5. 
    By 1975, twelve percent of the households with televisions were cable subscribers  and hundreds of cable stations were established.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 6. 
    As Picasso matured as a painter, his use of shapes became bolder, more abstract, and astonishing.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 7. 
    A scientist at the institute indicated that an unusually high percentage of the institute's funding comes from money donated to it by private philanthropists.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 8. 
    No matter how attentively Mark applies himself to his studies, he never seems to get the grades he needs to make the Dean's list.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

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