Parts Of Speech Practice Test

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Parts Of Speech Practice Test - Quiz

Speech is one of the 5 senses common to the human race. It comprises of parts, which allow us to actually speak at the end of it all. The quiz below will help you better understand the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of speech tells what is being done in the sentence? Find the best word that matches this definition.

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Subject

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    The part of speech that tells what is being done in the sentence is the verb. The verb is a word that expresses an action, occurrence, or state of being. It is the main component of a sentence that indicates the action or the state of the subject. Therefore, the verb is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 2. 

    What is the part of speech that is the last word of a preposition? Find the best word that matches this definition.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Object of preposition

    • D.

      Preposition

    • E.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Object of preposition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "object of preposition." In a prepositional phrase, the last word is the object of the preposition. The object of a preposition is a noun or pronoun that follows the preposition and completes its meaning. For example, in the phrase "in the park," "park" is the object of the preposition "in."

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  • 3. 

    What is the part of speech that tells who is doing something in the sentence? Find the best word that matches this definition.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Prepositional phrase

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Subject

    • E.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Subject
    Explanation
    The subject is the part of speech that tells who is doing something in a sentence. It is the noun or pronoun that typically performs the action of the verb.

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  • 4. 

    What word is a word used to describe a verb or other modifiers; answers where, when, or how. Find the best word that matches this definition.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Prepositional phrase

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    An adverb is a word used to describe a verb or other modifiers, such as answering the questions of where, when, or how. It provides additional information about the action or state expressed by the verb.

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  • 5. 

    What word is a word used to descibe a noun; answers whose, how many, what kind, or which one. Find the best word that matches this definition.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Prepositional phrase

    • C.

      Prepostion

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    E. Adjective
    Explanation
    An adjective is a word used to describe a noun. It provides more information about the noun by giving details about its qualities, characteristics, or attributes. Adjectives can answer questions like "what kind" or "which one" to provide a clearer understanding of the noun being described.

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  • 6. 

    What type of speech is the word "in" in the following sentence? The woman in the pink suit fell down suddenly.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Subject

    • E.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Preposition
    Explanation
    The word "in" in the sentence "The woman in the pink suit fell down suddenly" is a preposition. Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. In this case, "in" shows the relationship between the woman and the pink suit, indicating that the woman is inside or wearing the pink suit.

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  • 7. 

    What type of speech is the word "suit" in the following sentence? The woman in the pink suit fell down suddenly.

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Object of the preposition

    • E.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    D. Object of the preposition
    Explanation
    The word "suit" in the sentence is functioning as the object of the preposition "in." It is describing the location or position of the woman, indicating that she is wearing a pink suit.

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  • 8. 

    What type of speech is the word "Language Arts" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Preposition

    • C.

      Object of preposition

    • D.

      Adjective

    • E.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Object of preposition
    Explanation
    The word "Language Arts" is functioning as the object of the preposition "for" in the sentence. It is the noun phrase that follows the preposition and tells us what the report is for.

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  • 9. 

    What type of speech is the word "already" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Preposition

    • E.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    A. Adverb
    Explanation
    The word "already" in the sentence "Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?" is an adverb. It modifies the verb "finished" and indicates that the action of finishing the report has already occurred.

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  • 10. 

    What type of speech is the word "finished" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Object of preposition

    • E.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "finished" in the sentence is a verb. It is the main action of the sentence, indicating that the girls have completed their report for Language Arts.

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  • 11. 

    What type of speech is the word "in" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Object of preposition

    • E.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Preposition
    Explanation
    The word "in" in the sentence is functioning as a preposition. It is showing the relationship between the noun "girls" and the noun phrase "that room."

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  • 12. 

    What type of speech is the word "room" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Object of preposition

    • E.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    D. Object of preposition
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the word "room" is functioning as the object of the preposition "in." The prepositional phrase "in that room" is providing additional information about the location of the girls. Therefore, "room" is not an adverb, adjective, preposition, or subject, but rather the object of the preposition "in."

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  • 13. 

    What type of speech is the word "Have" in the following sentence? Have the girls in that room already finished their report for Language Arts?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Preposition

    • D.

      Object of the preposition

    • E.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "have" in the given sentence is a verb. It is used as the main verb in the sentence, indicating possession or ownership.

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