Do You Know if This Word Is a Noun, Verb, Adverb or Adjective?

By: Becky Stigall
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Do You Know if This Word Is a Noun, Verb, Adverb or Adjective?
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Nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives are four of the parts of speech we need to know to put together an intelligent sentence. Can you identify each of these?
What part of speech is "white" in this sentence: Sally bought a white car.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"White" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun as in "white car."

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You can breathe deeply. What part of speech is "breathe" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Breathe" is a verb. A verb is something you do.

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She called him a "bad boy." What part of speech is "bad" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Bad" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, as in "bad boy."

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Her belief is that she will prosper. What part of speech is "belief" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Belief" is a noun. A noun refers to a person, place or thing. A belief is a thing.

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What part of speech is "firm" in this sentence: I like to sleep on a firm mattress.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Firm" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, as in "firm mattress."

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Take a deep breath. What part of speech is "breath" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Breath" is a noun. It is a thing.

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She told him firmly that she would not do it. What part of speech is "firmly" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Firmly" is an adverb. An adverb modifies a verb and often contains the suffix "ly."

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Do you know what to expect? What part of speech is "expect" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Expect" is a verb. It is an action word.

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Do you know how to create a song? What part of speech is "create" in this question?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Create" is a verb. A verb refers to an action word.

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What part of speech is "soon" in this sentence: They will get married soon.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Soon" is an adverb. It answers the question "when?"

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She attended his burial. What part of speech is "burial" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Burial" is a noun. A noun is a thing.

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They tried to persuade him not to go. What part of speech is "pursuade" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Persuade" is a verb. A verb denotes an action.

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That substance is harmful. What part of speech is "harmful" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Harmful" is an adjective. An adjective modifies a noun, as in "harmful drug."

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What part of speech is "today" in this sentence: I'm going to the store today.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Today" is an adverb. It answers the question "when" something will be done.

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Education is key to employment. What part of speech is "education" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Education" is a noun. A noun describes a person, place or thing.

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This quiz is relatively complex. What part of speech is "relatively" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Relatively" is an adverb. An adverb modifies a verb or adjective.

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What part of speech is "blue" in this sentence: She bought a blue car.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Blue" is an adjective. It tells us more about a noun, as in "blue suede shoes."

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What part of speech is "feed" in this sentence: I feed the dogs dinner at six.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Feed is a verb. Feed is an action word.

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Food is necessary for life. What part of speech is "food" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Food" is a thing, so it is a noun. A noun is a word that is a person, place, or thing.

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That house is impressive. What part of speech is "impressive" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Impressive" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, as in "impressive statistics."

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What part of speech is "away" in this sentence: She is going away to camp this summer.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Away" is an adverb. It answers the question "where?"

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What part of speech is "cure" in this sentence: She uses Vitamin C to cure all of her colds.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Cure is a verb. To cure something is an action.

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What part of speech is "number" in this sentence: The number 13 is considered unlucky.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

A number is a thing. Therefore it is a noun.

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She said she will never go. What part of speech is "never" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Never" is an adverb. It answers the question "how often."

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Add your coat to the pile. What part of speech is "add" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Add is a verb. A verb is an action word.

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What part of speech is "damaged" in this sentence: The glass vase was in the damaged package.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Damaged" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, as in "damaged package."

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What part of speech is "mouse" in this sentence: The mouse lived in a brown house.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mouse is a noun. A mouse is a thing.

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She sadly entered the funeral. What part of speech is "sadly" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Sadly" is an adverb. An adverb modifies a verb and often ends in "ly."

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She was cheerful, despite her bad grades. What part of speech is "cheerful" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Cheerful" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, as in "cheerful girl."

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What part of speech is "teacher" in this sentence: Mrs. Jones was his favorite teacher.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

A teacher is a person. Therefore the word "teacher" is a noun.

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He said he would migrate to another country next year. What part of speech is "migrate" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Migrate" is a verb. A verb is something you do.

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He visits the museum annually. What part of speech is "annually" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Annually" is an adverb. It denotes frequency.

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She is an active participant. What part of speech is "active" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Active" is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun as in "active boy."

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What part of speech is "grow" in this sentence: He eats his spinach so he can grow big and tall.
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Grow" is a verb. A verb is a word that describes an action.

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I live in the United States. What part of speech is "United States" in this sentence?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"United States" is a noun. Specifically, it is a proper noun.

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