Practice: Parts of Speech

I. Circle the nouns in the following sentences. Also write whether the noun is a common noun or a proper noun.

1) The car is old and is missing one door.

2) Excitement is in the air.

3) Jack went to the store.

II. Circle the verbs in the following sentences. Also write whether the verb is an action verb, a helping verb, or a linking verb.

1) The dog runs and jumps.

2) We are studying biology.

3) The coat feels soft.

4) He is a boy.

5) I do not know if I should go to the party tomorrow.

III. Circle the adjectives in the following sentences.

1) The rusty motorcycle is old.

2) The man wearing a blue suit is young.

3) The runner is very fast.

IV. Circle the pronouns in the following sentences.

1) He is on the telephone.

2) We live in Spain.

3) It is on fire!

V. Circle the adverbs in the following sentences.

1) The fire spread rapidly.

2) He told us to talk quietly in the library.

3) The old man drank the delicious juice slowly.

4) The sneaky cat quickly pounced on the mouse.

VI. Circle the prepositions in the following sentences.

1) The mouse ran across the room.

2) The crocodile is under the water.

3) We are in English class.

VII. Circle the conjunctions in the following sentences.

1) We will go only if our friend can come too.

2) I am very athletic, but I cannot play soccer or tennis very well.

3) I need milk, eggs, towels, and oranges from the grocery store.

VIII. Circle the articles in the following sentences.

1) You are students in a high school.

2) The report was due on Friday.

3) I was late for school when a car got in an accident on the highway.

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