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Parts  of  Speech  

Read the article from the Herald Tribune newspaper and identify the parts of speech of the underlined words.

As Sony wobbles, Samsung rises
In 1997, the year Howard Stringer joined up with Sony, Japan’s premium electronics company took little notice of Samsung Electronics, a South Korean television maker fighting a life and death battle to survive the Asian currency crisis. Less than a decade later, Samsung has twice the market capitalization of Sony, which this week named Stringer as its new chairman. Nor is Samsung Sony’s only rival. Apple computer now dominates the market for portable music players and Silicon Valley companies have led the way in digital gagets like the PalmOne personal organizer and TiVo’s digital video recorders. Sony is even facing strong competition from Eastman Kodak and Canon for digital cameras, a product category it invented. Samsung has become what Sony could once claim - the competitor with both the breadth of products and the appeal of a premium brand. This rapid reversal of fortunes illustrates the highly competitive world of consumer electronics that Stringer, a media man, is entering. Complacency and coasting on best selling products have contributed to a nearly 75% decline in Sony’s stock value since its March 2000 peak. The invincible “Factory of ideas” founded almost six decades ago by Akio Morita, the company that bought the world the transistor radio, the Walkman and the Trinito television tube, seems to have lost its way. Sony is layered with bureaucracy while Samsung, by contrast, has kept a lean corporate structure with almost a quarter of its 88,000 staff dedicated to research and development.

Match the underlined words with the part of speech.
Noun________________ Pronoun__________________ Possessive adjective __________________ Gerund _______________ Adjective _________________ Verb _________________ Past Participle______________ Present Participle _________________ Phrasal verb ________________ Adverb _______________ Preposition _______________ Conjunction ___________ Definite article _____________ Indefinite article _____________

Instructor: Joe Milan Jr.

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Parts  of  Speech  

Parts of Sentences
Work with a partner and see if you can write a short definition for the following terms.
A syllable _______________________________________________

A phrase ________________________________________________

A clause ________________________________________________

A relative clause __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

A sentence ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

A paragraph _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Instructor: Joe Milan Jr.