Parts of Speech

English Language Arts, Grade 7


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Study Guide Parts of Speech English Language Arts, Grade 7

PARTS OF SPEECH What Is a Part of Speech? A part of speech refers to the function that a particular word plays in a sentence. The eight parts of speech are: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition and pronoun. Examples: Noun-name of a person, place, thing, or idea Verb-expresses action or a state of being Adjective-modifies a noun or a pronoun Adverb-modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb Conjunction-joins words or groups of words Interjection-expresses emotions Preposition-relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence Pronoun-takes the place of a noun(s) Try This! 1] What part of speech is in italic print? The President famous for averting disaster during the Cuban Missile Crisis was John F. Kennedy. a] noun b] verb c] adjective d] adverb 2] What part of speech is in italic print? My youngest nephew jumped fearlessly into the pool. a] adverb b] preposition c] verb d] adjective 3] Wow, no wonder I am tired! The word in bold print is an interjection. a] true b] false 4] Will you take us on your next business trip? The word in bold print is a noun. a] true b] false © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at