Mr. Migdalias, p. ___
Parts of Speech
Definitions – Match the letter of the definition to the part of speech it defines.
________ 1) noun A. a word that is used to join words, phrases, or clauses
________ 2) pronoun B. a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea
________ 3) adjective C. a word used to express strong feeling or emotion
________ 4) adverb D. a word that expresses action or state of being
________ 5) verb E.. a word used to modify nouns or pronouns
________ 6) conjunction F. a word used to modify verbs, adjectives or adverbs
________ 7) interjection G. a word that takes the place of a noun or pronoun
Identification - On the line provided, write N for noun, PRO for pronoun, or ADJ for
adjective V for verb, ADV for adverb, CON for conjunction, or I for interjection.
________ 1) During summer vacations I generally go to camp.
________ 2) He ordinarily jogs four miles.
________ 3) I try to avoid horror movies, as they frighten me badly.
________ 4) The actor would not wear the ridiculous costume that the director had
chosen for him.
________ 5) Occasionally, good students have problems in school.
________ 6) "If you want to win a fantastic vacation, answer quickly," the announcer
________ 7) The greedy dog is always begging for food.
________ 8) The little girl crossed the street carefully.
________ 9) The swirling river tossed the boat wildly.
________ 10) Dangerously strong winds threatened the town during the storm.
________ 11) I feel very disorganized whenever I misplace an important paper.
________ 12) On summer vacations I often swim all day and then become sleepy
earlier than usual.
________ 13) "A stitch in time saves nine" is one of my aunt's favorite sayings.
________ 14) I am a clumsy piano player, even though I practice daily.
________ 15) Before we reached the resort area, the weather became ugly.
________ 16) Football's most important contest is the annual Super Bowl game.
________ 17) Thousands attend the game at the stadium, and millions watch it on
________ 18) Professional football began with no system for fairly choosing a
________ 19) Later, the National Football League was formed.
________ 20) The two NFL teams with the best records played a championship game.
________ 21) In the late 1950s the American Football League was formed, and it also
held a championship game every year.
________ 22) Eventually, the AFL and NFL championship teams played each other at
the end of the season.
________ 23) Since the first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles in 1967, the
competition has continued to improve.
________ 24) Do you know any amazing records set during Super Bowl games?
________ 25) Fantastic! Fran Tarkenton threw eighty-nine passes in three Super Bowl