Definition Of Parts Of Speech

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  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "scintilla", meaning "the faintest ray"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Scintilla" is a noun, as it refers to a specific thing, in this case, "the faintest ray." It is not an adjective, verb, or adverb, as it does not describe, act, or modify anything. Instead, it is a word used to identify and name a concept or object.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "scope", meaning "a range of action or view"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    "Scope" is a noun in this context because it refers to a thing or concept, specifically "a range of action or view." It does not describe an action, modify a verb, or describe a noun, which would make it a verb, adverb, or adjective respectively. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "scriptural", meaning "pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the holy scriptures"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Scriptural" is an adjective because it describes or modifies a noun, in this case, it describes something that is related to the holy scriptures. Adjectives typically provide more information about a noun, such as its quality or characteristics. In this case, "scriptural" describes something that is connected to or supported by the holy scriptures, indicating its adjective nature.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "seance", meaning "a meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Seance" is the correct answer because it refers to a specific thing, which is a meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits. It is a noun because it is a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, "seance" is a thing, specifically a meeting, and therefore it falls under the category of a noun.

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  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "secession", meaning "voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Secession" is a noun because it refers to a concept or idea, specifically the act of voluntarily withdrawing from a group or organization. It does not describe an action (verb), modify a verb (adverb), or describe a noun (adjective). Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "seclusion", meaning "solitude"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Seclusion" is a noun that refers to the state of being secluded or isolated from others, indicating a sense of solitude or privacy. It is not an adverb, verb, or adjective, as it does not describe an action, manner, or quality.

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  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "sedition", meaning "conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    "Sedition" is a noun that refers to conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state. It is a word used to describe a specific type of behavior or action, rather than an adjective, adverb, or verb.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "seethe", meaning "to be violently excited or agitated"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    "Seethe" is a verb because it refers to an action or state of being. In this context, it means to be violently excited or agitated. Verbs are words that express actions, occurrences, or states of being, and "seethe" fits this definition as it describes a specific action or state of being.

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  • 9. 

    What part of speech is "selective", meaning "having the power of choice"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Selective" is an adjective because it describes a noun or pronoun. In this case, it describes something or someone that has the power of choice. Adjectives modify nouns by providing more information about their qualities, characteristics, or attributes. In the given context, "selective" is used to describe the noun "having the power of choice," indicating that it is an adjective.

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  • 10. 

    What part of speech is "self-respect", meaning "rational self-esteem"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Self-respect" is a compound noun that refers to the rational self-esteem that one has for oneself. It represents a concept or a thing rather than describing or modifying something, which is characteristic of a noun. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 11. 

    What part of speech is "semblance", meaning "outward appearance"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Semblance" is a noun that means "outward appearance." It is a word used to describe the external or superficial characteristics of something or someone. As a noun, it functions as the subject or object of a sentence and can be modified by adjectives or determiners. In this context, it is used to identify the part of speech that "semblance" belongs to, which is a noun.

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  • 12. 

    What part of speech is "semiconscious", meaning "partially conscious"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Semiconscious" is an adjective because it describes the state of being partially conscious. It modifies a noun or pronoun, indicating that the person or thing being described is only partially aware or awake. It does not function as an adverb, noun, or verb in this context.

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  • 13. 

    What part of speech is "sensation", meaning "a condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "sensation" in the given definition refers to a condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling. In this context, "sensation" is used as a noun to represent a state of mind or a mental state. It does not describe an action (verb), quality (adjective), or manner (adverb). Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 14. 

    What part of speech is "sense", meaning "the signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "sense" in this context refers to the meaning or signification conveyed by a word, phrase, or action. It is used as a noun to describe this concept.

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  • 15. 

    What part of speech is "sensibility", meaning "power to perceive or feel"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Sensibility" is a noun because it refers to a quality or state of being, specifically the power to perceive or feel. It is not an adjective, adverb, or verb, as it does not describe or modify a noun, verb, or adverb, and it does not indicate an action or manner of doing something.

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