The work that a word does in a sentence determines what part of speech it is in that sentence.
The same word may be used as several different parts of speech. Notice how the underlined
words in the following sentences are used as different parts of speech.
Example: We often study geography together. (verb)
He drew a picture of the sea. (noun)
He has a large desk in his study. (noun)
Can you picture me as an acrobat? (verb)
We finished our work in study hall.
Our picture window is cracked.
In the space at the right of each sentence, write the part of speech of the underlined
word. In making your decision, ask yourself what work the word does in the sentence.
1. We took an express train. _______noun_________
2. A train whistle sounded in the distance. ______ noun_______
3. I will train your dog. ___________adjective____________
4. Cross the street on a green light. ______verb______
5. Turn right at the next cross street. ______adjective_____
6. She was wearing a gold cross. ______noun______
7. The boss will fire me. _______adjective________
8. The fire department is always ready. _____adjective______
9. We saw a large fire in the distance. ______noun_____
10. He has a bald head. ______noun________
11. Who is head usher? ______adjective______
12. She will head the freshman class. _____verb_____
13. He can field a ball faster than any other player. _____adjective_____
14. The new athletic field is ready for use. ________noun______
15. A field mouse scampered by. _______adjective______
16. Everyone left the building I a hurry. ______verb______
17. I sat on the left side of the room. _______adjective______
18. Turn left at the next corner. ______verb_____
19. Let’s walk around. _____verb______
20. They walk around the block ____adjective_______
Write in the spaces the right part of speech described.
1. modifies a noun _________adjective________
2. joins two equal words and word groups _____conjunction______
3. modifies an adverb ______adverb/adjective (both)_______________
4. expresses an action ______verb_____
5. names a person, place, or thing _________noun__________
6. shows the relationship between a following noun ______Antecedent_____
or pronoun and some other word
7. takes the place of a noun ________pronoun______
8. modifies a pronoun ___________verb__________
9. expresses sudden emotion _______Interjection_________
10. modifies a verb _______adverb_______________________

5. 2. ___________________________________________________________________________ __ Ram is playing. play as a verb ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The Children were playing in the field. light as an adjective ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The box is light. 1. ___________________________________________________________________________ __ A golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course. 4. 3. play as a noun ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The play bored me to death. 6. ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The light is bright. ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The Candle emits light. scratch as a verb ___________________________________________________________________________ __ Don't scratch your insect bites! ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree. light as a noun ___________________________________________________________________________ __ Turn on the light. scratch as a noun ___________________________________________________________________________ __ A depression scratched into a surface.Write complete sentences using these words as directed. Submitted by : Gaurav Gupta Roll no : 100103123 . ___________________________________________________________________________ __ The children put on a play for their grandparents.

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