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Name: Grammar Quiz – Form A Parts of Speech Homophones

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Directions: For the underlined word, identify its part of speech by circling the correct answer below. Area Man Never In Mood To Do Things He Hasn’t Done Before (Source: The Onion, November 18, 2012) Continually claiming that he’s “not up for stuff like that right now,” local resident Andrew Hughes, 27, is apparently never in
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the mood to take part in things he’s never done before, family and friends confirmed Friday. “Eh, that’s not really for me,” said Hughes, who regularly expresses a reluctance to engage in activities outside his normal routine of television, sitting, showering, bowling, going to work, playing video games, and grocery shopping. “I don’t feel like doing it because it would make me uncomfortable. Seems kind of like a hassle.” At press time, Hughes was reportedly feeling in the mood to do any of
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the eight things he’s already done.
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1. “claiming” is a/an: A. Helping verb B. Adverb C. Verb D. Adjective 2. “local” is a/an: A. Noun B. Pronoun C. Verb D. Adjective 3. “apparently” is a/an: A. Conjunction B. Adverb C. Verb D. Preposition 4. “in” is a/an: A. Preposition B. Adverb C. Verb D. Conjunction 5. “never” is a/an: A. Helping verb B. Adverb C. Interjection D. Adjective Extra Credit (1pt): “that” is a/an __________________

6. “Eh” is a/an: A. Conjunction B. Noun C. Interjection D. Adjective 7. “who” is a/an: A. Helping verb B. Adverb C. Verb D. Pronoun 8. “his” is a/an: A. Pronoun B. Noun C. Preposition D. Adjective 9. “of” is a/an: A. Conjunction B. Preposition C. Adjective D. Adverb 10. “video” is a/an: A. Adverb B. Verb C. Adjective D. Noun

11. “would” is a/an: A. Preposition B. Adverb C. Verb D. Helping verb 12. “uncomfortable” is a/an: A. Interjection B. Adjective C. Verb D. Noun 13. “At” is a/an: A. Preposition B. Adjective C. Conjunction D. Adverb 14. “reportedly” is a/an: A. Helping verb B. Noun C. Verb D. Adverb 15. “things” is a/an: A. Preposition B. Pronoun C. Noun D. Adjective

Grammar Quiz Parts of Speech Homophones Directions: For the paragraph below, identify the correct usage of the homophones and circle the correct answer. Here’s some music trivia so you can brag to (your/you’re) parents about how much you (know/no). (It’s/its) about
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how Led Zeppelin got (it’s/its) name. Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, was asked to join Jimmy Page in a new band. Moon knew that doing so would (led/lead) to his departure from The Who. He declined, saying that such a venture would
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“Go over like a lead zeppelin.” Led Zeppelin (then/than) recruited John Bonham, and became one of the greatest rock bands
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of all time. (Their/they’re/there) run lasted only twelve years; Bonham passed away in 1980, which (led/lead) to the
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band breaking up. The remaining members (then/than) went on to make music on their own. Led Zeppelin may be gone, but the music lives on, and one can (hear/here) (their/they’re/there) (affect/effect) on music in many modern
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rock acts, though not (to/two/too) many can (write/right) lyrics like Robert Plant. Now (your/you’re) aware of one of the more unique stories in music history. 16. The correct homophone is: A. Your B. You’re 21. The correct homophone is: A. Then B. Than 26. The correct homophone is: A. Their B. They’re C. There 27. The correct homophone is: A. Affect B. Effect

17. The correct homophone is: A. Know B. No

22. The correct homophone is: A. Their B. They’re C. There

18. The correct homophone is: A. It’s B. Its

23. The correct homophone is: A. Led B. Lead

28. The correct homophone is: A. To B. Two C. Too 29. The correct homophone is: A. Write B. Right 30. The correct homophone is: A. Your B. You’re

19. The correct homophone is: A. It’s B. Its 20. The correct homophone is: A. Led B. Lead

24. The correct homophone is: A. Then B. Than 25. The correct homophone is: A. Hear B. Here