Parts of speech | Grammar exercise

In each of the following sentences a word is underlined. Identify the part of speech of the underlined word.

1. I will see you next Monday.

2. Since that day I haven’t seen him.

3. Still waters run deep.

4. He kept the fast for a week.

5. Muslims fast during the month of Ramzan.

6. Prices are up.

7. The earth revolves around the sun.

8. Slow and steady wins the race.

9. There is something under the bed.

10. Get that cat off the piano.

11. She leaned the ladder against the wall.

12. Crime never pays.

13. The evil that men do live after them.

14. I saw a girl whose beauty took my breath away.

15. He has been absent since Monday.

16. I called him and he came at once.

17. He must either work or starve.

18. The child ran away because he was unhappy at home.

Answers

1. I will see you next Monday. (next – adjective)

2. Since that day I haven’t seen him. (since – preposition)

3. Still waters run deep. (still – adjective)

4. He kept the fast for a week. (fast – noun)

5. Muslims fast during the month of Ramzan. (fast – verb)

6. Prices are up. (up – adverb)

7. The earth revolves around the sun. (revolves – verb)

8. Slow and steady wins the race. (wins – verb)

9. There is something under the bed. (under – preposition)

10. Get that cat off the piano. (off – preposition)

11. She leaned the ladder against the wall. (ladder – noun)

12. Crime never pays. (crime – noun)

13. The evil that men do live after them. (that – relative pronoun)

14. I saw a girl whose beauty took my breath away. (whose – relative pronoun)

15. He has been absent since Monday. (absent – adjective)

16. I called him and he came at once. (him – personal pronoun)

17. He must either work or starve. (either – conjunction)

18. The child ran away because he was unhappy at home. (because – conjunction)

 

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