The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
Verbs show action or state of being.
Nouns are the names of persons, places or things.
Pronouns take the place of nouns.
Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind,and how many.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.
Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.
Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses.
Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.
If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archives (http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.
Instructions: In the following sentences tell the part of speech of each italicized word as used in the sentence.
1. We need to learn about our past.
2. Your friend just went past.
3. The past event will be remembered forever.
4. The fall colors are outstanding this year.
5. The leaves fall all over the ground.
6. The branches broke his fall from the tree.
7. The spring is full of mud.
8. Spring into action before it is too late.
9. Don't come near me!
10. Do you think he is near?
--For answers scroll down.
1. past - noun
2. past - adverb
3. past - adjective
4. fall - adjective
5. fall - verb
6. fall - noun
7. spring - noun
8. spring - verb
9. near - preposition
10. near - adverb
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