Unit 2 - Parts of Speech

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WORKSHEET – UNIT 2

Task 1 - Write 5 examples of each of the following:

Countable noun
Dog
Cat
Animal
Man
Person

Uncountable noun
Music
Art
Love
Happiness
Advice

Adjective
Average
Boiling
Broad
Ancient
Brief

Adverb
Also
Amazingly
Always
Ahead
Angrily

Preposition
Past
About
Off
Save
With

Verb
Unite
twist
Untidy
Rush
Whirl

Pronoun
He
Her
Me
Your
They

Infinitive
(to + Infinitive)
To sleep
To eat
To wash
To love
To hate

Gerund
(go + Gerund)
go snorkeling
go jogging
go surfing
go skiing
go windsurfing

Comparative adjective
Most soccer players are taller than me.
The green hat is smaller than the yellow hat.
The winter is colder than the summer.
The black shirt is smaller than the red shirt.
Most basketball players are taller than me.

Superlative adjective
I am in the smallest class in the school.
The house at the end of the street is the nicest.
We live in the biggest house on the block.
My brother is the tallest person in our family.
I am in the tallest basketball team.

Article (3 only)
(definite (the) and indefinite (a, an))
The dog is cute.
I ate an apple this morning.
I bought a pet for my son.

Conjunction
John and Sally built a fish pond.
Me and you are having fun.
The train was late, and Tom was tired.
We planned this well and we won.
Just as the smell of baking brought back memories, so too did the taste of Lemon.

Task 2 – Identify the parts of speech in the following sentence:

“I usually go swimming with my best friend and his rather unusual girlfriend.”

a) I - Pronoun

b) usually - Adverb

c) go - Verb

d) swimming - Gerund

e) with - Preposition

f)my - possessive adjective

g)best - Adjective

h)friend - Noun

i)and - Conjunction

j)his - possessive adjective

k)rather - Adverb

l)unusual - Adjective

m) girlfriend - Noun

Task 3 – State the differences between the following, and give an example of each:

a)Adjectives and adverbs
Adjectives modify nouns: a large room, an easy job. Adverbs modify verbs. Walking slowly, speaking fast.

b)Nouns and pronouns
The difference between a noun and a pronoun is the difference between calling someone by his actual name and hollering out "You!" in a crowded store. Nouns refer to persons, places or things.

Task 4 – Explain the following parts of speech as you would to a student. An example sentence would help to clarify your explanation:

a)Conjunctions –
Conjunction: Is a part of speech that connects two words,
sentences, phrases or clauses together.
"On Friday night we watched TV and a movie."

b)Gerunds –
Gerunds are nouns formed from verbs. Walking, talking, thinking and listening are examples. "Dancing Chacha is very interesting"

c)Verbs –
A verb is a word that describes an action or a state of being, like wiggle, walk, run, jump, be, do, have, or think. " I will run."

d)Comparative adjectives –
When we talk about two things, we can "compare" them.
“A1 is bigger than A2.”

e)Prepositions -
A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to
another word in a sentence.
"The book is on the table."

f)Superlative adjectives –
Superlative adjectives are used to compare at least 3 things or 3 groups of things. “My brother is the tallest person in our family.”

Task 5 – What do articles do in a sentence? Give examples of your own.

An article is the “topic” in the sentence.
“The dog is cute”
“The cat is angry.”
“I ate an apple this morning. “
“I bought a pet for my son.”
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