It is not important that you be able to identify every part of speech in every sentence. You have developed a sufficient command of the tools of the trade, or the parts of speech, if you can identify the part of speech of each word underlined in the paragraphs below. Observe how the words are used in these sentences before filling in the blanks with noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, or conjunction.
The world is full of highly competent, intelligent, and well-trained people who honestly intend to do things tomorrow. They tend to be low achievers; they are not the people who develop interesting and rewarding careers. High achievers in business, technical, and professional fields have a sense of urgency about getting things done. If you lack this sense of urgency, NOW is the time to start developing it. See how the word is used in the sentence. Then write the part of speech in the blank.
world _____________ is _________________ of ____________________ highly ____________________
competent _______________________ people _________________________ who ___________________
honestly ________________________ They _________________________ the ______________________
develop _________________________ and ______________________ rewarding ____________________
in ________________________ professional __________________ have ____________ If _____________
you _______________________ lack ______________________ this _______________ it _____________
Identify Parts of Speech 2
See how the word is used in the sentence. Then write the part of speech—noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, or conjunction—in the blank.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.—Benjamin Franklin
Write the part of speech in the blanks:
If _______________________ a ___________________ man ______________ empties _______________
his ____________________ purse ___________________ into ______________ his __________________
head ___________________ no ___________________ man _________________ can ________________
take ____________________ it ___________________ away ________________ from ________________
him ___________________ An ________________ investment ________________ in _________________
knowledge ___________________ always _________________________ pays _______________________
the _______________________ best ___________________________ interest _______________________
Identify Parts of Speech 3
Circle the conjunctions in the following sentences:
1. Don’t wait for perfect conditions before taking action. 2. Fears tend to go away when we confront them.
3. After you have decided the areas you want to work on, you need to set goals. 4. Although learning is often not easy, it can still be enjoyable. 5. Define your goals specifically so that you’ll know exactly what you want to accomplish. (two-word conjunction and one-word conjunction)
Identify Parts of Speech 4
A. Compose five sentences about members of your family or your friends. The sentences should tell about their appearance, personality, or character and may be about one or several people. Each sentence should have 10 to 15 words.