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Parts of Speech Exercises [Worksheet] with Answers

Every word used in a sentence fulfills a function and occupies a position. These words are divided into clauses called parts of speech, according to the function they fulfill.

These parts of speech exercises will let you understand them better. We have written down sentences for each clause separately. The answers are given at the end of each exercise.

Parts of Speech Exercises


Make a list of the nouns in the following sentences and state whether each is a common, proper, collective, abstract or material noun. Fill in the blanks from the aforementioned nouns.

  1. Virtue (__________) is its own reward.
  2. The committee (__________) were divided in their opinion.
  3. That wall is made of stones (__________).
  4. Mr. Imran came to Karachi and visited the Quaid-e-Azam tomb (__________).
  5. He gave me a bunch (__________) of grapes (__________).
  6. This chair (__________) is made of wood (__________).
  7. London (__________) is on the river (__________) of Thames (__________).


  1. Abstract noun
  2. Collective noun
  3. Material noun
  4. Proper noun
  5. Collective noun, common noun
  6. Common noun, material noun
  7. Proper noun, common noun, proper noun


Identify the type of pronoun

  1. He met the man (__________) whom (__________) I saw yesterday.
  2. We love those persons (__________) who (__________) are kind to us.
  3. A tree is known by its (__________) fruit.
  4. A boy (__________) who (__________) is attentive is sure to excel.
  5. After the servants had done their (__________) work, the master sent them (__________) away.
  6. Aslam tried to lift himself (__________) out of poverty.
  7. Nothing lasts forever (__________).


  1. Antecedent, relative pronoun
  2. Antecedent, relative pronoun
  3. Personal pronoun
  4. Antecedent, relative pronoun
  5. Personal pronoun, personal pronoun
  6. Reflexive pronoun
  7. Indefinite pronoun


Complete the sentences by entering the correct form of adjectives, tall, large, beautiful, fatter, better, smaller, fast, long, comfortable.

  1. A _________ policeman.
  2. A _________ mountain.
  3. As we eat more we get _________.
  4. If I practice regularly I get _________.
  5. A _________ woman.
  6. The cheetah is the _________ land animal.
  7. As the aero plane flew higher the house below got _________.
  8. The _________ waiting room.
  9. Sindh River is the _________ river in Pakistan.


  1. Tall
  2. Large
  3. Fatter
  4. Better
  5. Beautiful
  6. Fastest
  7. Smaller
  8. Comfortable
  9. Longest


Indicate the verb in a sentence.

  1. He is reading a newspaper. (__________)
  2. He takes tea in breakfast. (__________)
  3. She studies till late night daily. (__________)
  4. I can run. (__________)
  5. He gave me a book.


  1. Reading
  2. Takes
  3. Studies
  4. In this sentence, “run” is called a principal verb and “can” is called helping verb (auxiliaries)
  5. In this sentence, some transitive verbs have two objects; “me” is called an indirect object and “a book” is called a direct object.


Find out adverbs in these sentences.

  1. He worked on slipper road carefully. (__________)
  2. He laughed heartily. (__________)
  3. The hungry lion roared furiously. (__________)
  4. Jami is extremely clever. (__________)
  5. Sania sings beautifully. (__________)
  6. Imran came slowly up to the open door.
  7. He answered his teacher respectfully. (__________)


  1. Carefully
  2. Heartily
  3. Furiously
  4. Extremely
  5. Beautifully
  6. Slowly
  7. Respectfully


Identify prepositions in these sentences.

  1. A house on a hill. (__________)
  2. Cat is on the table. (__________)
  3. I am living in Lahore. (__________)
  4. He arrived at 6 o’ clock. (__________)
  5. He took meal at noon. (__________)
  6. Cricketers are playing in the ground. (__________)
  7. Tom is presiding over the meeting. (__________)


  1. On
  2. On
  3. In
  4. At
  5. At
  6. In
  7. Over


Find the interjections in these sentences.

  1. Alas! Maria failed in the test.
  2. Hurrah! We have won the race.
  3. Oh no! I am getting late.
  4. Wow! It is a beautiful scene.
  5. Oh my gosh! I missed the chance.


  1. Alas
  2. Hurrah
  3. Oh no
  4. Wow
  5. Oh my gosh


Identify conjunctions in these sentences.

  1. John likes to fish and hunt. (__________)
  2. Do you prefer coffee or tea? (__________)
  3. It is sunny yet cold. (__________)
  4. I worked hard and passed the exams. (__________)
  5. I like to eat fish but not to catch them. (__________)
  6. She does not eat meat nor does she drink milk. (__________)


  1. And
  2. Or
  3. Yet
  4. And
  5. But
  6. Nor

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