Exercise 2: parts of speech

(Practise determining English parts of speech)

Mixed exercise on parts of speech – drop-down quiz

Difficulty: medium (3 of 5)

Determine the part of speech (word type, class or category) of the highlighted word in each sentence. There are six to choose from. If you are unsure, read the explanations with the rules about word types.

  • Example: “Mike is as tall as his brother.” adjective

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished.

  1. Some people are very helpful, and some are not. →
  2. I want to give him something special because I like him so much. →
  3. The plane is flying over the Atlantic Ocean. →
  4. We were at the party until twelve o’clock. →
  5. She studied hard and earned excellent grades in her exams. →
  6. Listen carefully! I have to tell you something important. →
  7. Let’s go to the café across the street. →
  8. We are planning to visit Oslo next summer. →
  9. He is a talented musician and plays the piano beautifully. →
  10. The film we saw last night was very good. →

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