Parts of Speech Practice

Directions: Using the example words given, write two sample sentences for each part of speech.

1. Noun: a person, place, thing, quality, or act.
Examples: pencil, girl, park, happiness

2. Verb: action words that tell what nouns do.
Examples: to fly, to run, to be, jump, raced

3. Adjective: describes nouns.
Examples: hairy, crazy, wonderful

4. Adverb: describes verbs, adjectives, or adverbs. It often ends in “ly”.
Examples: carefully, easily, and barely

5. Interjection: words used to express emotion. Usually starts a sentence.
Examples: Wow, Ouch, Darn

6. Preposition: A preposition shows the relationship between one noun and another noun (or verb or adverb).
Examples: to, under, for, at, by, from

7. Conjunction: joins together words, phrases, or clauses.
Examples: and, or, but

8. Pronoun: replaces a noun that is understood from the sentence’s context.
Examples: he, it, they