Parts of Speech Worksheets
We have a wide variety of parts of speech specializing printables. Topics are found on the left side. Loose miscellaneous worksheets are found to the right.
Complete Worksheet Areas
Words that describe.
Nouns and Pronouns
People, places, and things.
An area that we are well known for.
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
Beginning, ending, and middle of words.
Our full action words area.
Identify and Tell What the Adverb Does
A very deep worksheet that covers many skills. Circle the adverb and then write if it tells you how, where, or when.
Find the Adverb and What it Modifies
The core curriculum highlights this skill often. Find the adverb in the hay stack and what it changes for better or worse.
The Adverb and What It Describes
A common skill found on most ELA tests. Another version of what we previously gave you, but this time we use bigger words.
Find the direct object. Find the action verb and the relation to the direct object.
Find both objects. These form of objects usually follow action verbs. See you can find the direct and indirect objects.
Words that have the same spelling, but different pronunciation and meanings. We work with homographs to learn more about their use and how they determine the outcome of the sentence.
Very similar to above. In each sentence we use homonyms that sound similar, but have totaly different meanings. Match the correct meaning within the context.
Let's see if you get any questions on this one. We hear idioms all day, but what do they mean? See if you can see how these idioms fit into the context of the stories.
What's the Idiom Mean?
I'm very impressed with this one. Explain what every idiom used explains in the context of the sentence.
Find the adverb in each sentence. We teach you quickly about the function of an adverb and then ask you to find them in sentences for us.
What is the purpose of the adverb? Determine the purpose or instance of use of the adverb in each sentence.
Turning Adjectives into Adverbs
We have you rewrite words to fit the syntax of each sentence. Determine the word that should be used to complete each sentence and make it grammatically correct.
Modified by Adverbs
Tell how adverbs change the outcome of the sentence. We have you break apart a sentence and classify each modifiers.
Adverb or Adjective
We have you classify each in dueling sentences. In each of the two sentences below when is the bold word used as an adverb and adjective?
Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
Determine the affect the adverb would have on an object. Is this adverb changing the depth or entire concept of each word?
Adverb or Preposition
We move from adjectives to prepositions. In each sentence determine the word usage. This can be a difficult skill for many students.
Adjuncts, Disjuncts & Conjuncts
Classify how each word is used. Students determine the affect of the use of the adverb and they classify it.
What Are the Parts of Speech?
Learning about the parts of speech is an essential grammatical concept as they show us how words relate to each other in the English language. To analyze and understand the meaning and context of each word, you must understand the parts of speech, which helps in good sentence construction, an essential skill for your academic and professional life. Knowing the parts of speech will help you identify if there are any grammatical errors in a sentence and also prevent you from making them.
Parts of speech are like the building blocks for grammar. So, if you are looking for ways to improve your grammar skills, this is an excellent place to start. Without understanding the parts of speech, it would be difficult for you to write grammatically correct sentences. Frequent grammatical errors in your writing give a wrong impression to the reader and may even lead to misinterpretation of your writing. So, if you want to learn about the different parts of speech, we’ve got you covered. Read along to understand what they are and how they are used.
The basic types of words in the English language can be categorized into eight parts of speech that you must know about. Words are assigned to their respective category of the parts of speech in accordance with their syntactic functions.
It is important to note that every sentence you write falls into some of the eight parts of speech.
Hence, to understand grammar explanations and use the right word where appropriate, you must learn the different parts of speech. The names of the parts of speech are as follows:
Learning the names of the parts of speech is not sufficient to be a good writer.
You must practice and familiarize yourself with each of these words for understanding and improving sentence structure. So, without further due, let's try to understand each of these parts of speech with the help of a few examples.
The Eight Parts of Speech
Communicating your message clearly to the reader is an essential skill. You can master this skill by learning about different parts of speech and understanding how the words we use daily call into each category.
Nouns are words used to name people, places, or things. Nouns are the basic building blocks of sentences.
In simple terms, a noun is a word that represents the following:
- A person (Girls, Professor, Teacher, John)
- A place (Park, New York, School)
- A thing (Cat, Car, Money)
Nouns fall under two primary categories: common nouns and proper nouns.
Common nouns - Common nouns refer to generalized things, such as country, umbrella, and afternoon. These are generic names for people, places, or things. These words are not to be capitalized unless they appear at the beginning of a sentence or in titles. Example of common nouns includes county, girl, cat, etc.
Examples of common nouns being used in sentences are as follows:
- John loves the weekends in the country
- The girl won a medal.
- I got a cup for my birthday.
Proper nouns - Proper nouns are nouns used to identify people, places, or things. Proper nouns are capitalized, regardless of where they appear in the sentence. Examples of proper nouns include Jupiter, John, London, Philadelphia, etc.
Examples of proper nouns being used in sentences are as follows:
- John attended the dinner yesterday,
- I have always wanted to visit London.
- Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system.
Pronouns are generic versions of nouns that refer to people. These words are used as substitutes for specific nouns when the reader knows who or what is being referred to in writing.
We often use them to avoid repeating nouns when the subject of discussion is evident to the reader. Examples of pronouns include she, you, him, them, this, who, anybody, ourselves, I, he, it, etc.
Examples of pronouns used in a sentence are as follows:
- John gets good grades because he works hard.
- Alice rushed to the part, but she still arrived late.
Verbs are action words that tell us what is happening in a sentence. Verbs are also used to depict the state of being of the subject (is, was). Verbs can be in present or past tense and singular or plural form. Examples include eat, be, became, run, swim, etc.
- Example of a verb used in a sentence: "he ran to school as he was getting late."
Words that describe nouns and pronouns are called adjectives. Adjectives allow readers to use their sense of imagination to understand the writing more clearly.
- Examples of adjectives include: amazing, unique, beautiful, smooth, lazy, funny, etc.
Adverbs specify when, how, where and why something took place. Adverbs also describe the extent and frequency of occurrence. Adverbs are used to describe adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs.
- Examples of adverbs include: often, sometimes, hopefully, diligently, sweetly, etc.
Prepositions are used to indicate the relationships between words in a sentence. Prepositions show the relationship between nouns and pronouns and come at the start of prepositional phrases.
- Examples include: against, by, for, into, close to, up, over, etc.
Conjunctions are used to form complex and elegant sentences by linking words, phrases, and clauses together. It is the glue that holds them together.
- Examples include: Because, but, unlike, besides, whereas, etc.
Interjections are words, phrases, or sounds used to express excitement, surprise, happiness, or anger. Interjections are often capable of standing alone.
- Examples include: ah, ouch, phew, hurrah, alas, bravo, etc.
Summing It Up
Parts of speech are essential to perfecting your grammar skills, and they help you communicate your message clearly to the reader. To understand what parts of speech a word falls into, you must not look at the word in isolation but understand its meaning, use, and position in a sentence. Keep practicing.