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Parts of Speech Worksheets

Learning the parts of speech will help your students better understand how languages work. A strong knowledge of the parts of speech is requisite to language study and also mastering one’s own language. Understanding how the parts of speech work will allow students to learn the rules of sentence structure and grammar. I hope that these free parts of speech worksheets will help you achieve your goal.

I’ve organized the worksheets on this page based on parts of speech. In order to keep this page from scrolling on forever, I’ve only included some of my worksheets. If you are interested in a particular part of speech, like nouns for instance, click the link at the beginning or end of each section to see all of my resources for that topic.


Noun Worksheets

Common and Proper Nouns Worksheet | Worksheet 1 – Here’s a 4-page worksheet has 30 multiple-choice questions. Students must identify common and proper nouns. It is available at three different reading levels, so it can be used for just about student, and it’s themed around the circus to make it fun.
Reading Level 1 – Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 – Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 – Grades 9+
Common and Proper Nouns Worksheet 01 – Reading Level 03 | RTF
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Answer Key for All Reading Levels
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Nouns Types Lesson – A PowerPoint slide show lesson explaining the difference between noun types: common, proper, singular, plural, possessive, concrete, and abstract. Also includes ten practice problems after the lesson.
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Noun Types Worksheets: Students identify whether each noun is common or proper; singular, plural, or possessive; and concrete or abstract. Students write the appropriate answers on lines. Double-sided worksheet with over 32 problems.
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Plural or Possessive Noun Worksheet: Determine whether the noun is plural or possessive. Circle the correct noun form and explain why it is the correct form.
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Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, and Pronouns with Ninjas! – Read exciting sentences about ninjas and underline the common nouns, double underline the proper nouns, and circle the pronouns.
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Types of Nouns Worksheet: Decide whether each noun is singular or plural, common or proper, and concrete or abstract.
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Verb Worksheets

Action Verbs and Verbs of Being Worksheet | With Pirates – This four- page, 30 multiple-choice question worksheet is chocked full of practice with verbs. Students read sentences, identify verbs, and circle their answers. This is a good activity for students who are just starting to study verbs. It’s themed around pirates, which makes it fun and engaging, and it’s available at three different reading levels for greater accessibility.
Reading Level 1 – Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 – Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 – Grades 9+
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Answer Key for All Reading Levels
Action Verbs and Verbs of Being Worksheet | Answer Key

Verbs and Gerunds with Dinosaurs Worksheet – The only thing better than a worksheet about verbs, is a worksheet about verbs that is dinosaur themed. Your students will enjoy identifying verbs and gerunds in 20 example sentences. Then students write their own sentences using gerunds on the back.
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Verbs, Verb Phrases, and Gerunds – Underline verbs and verb phrases and circle gerunds. The sentences are all about a scientist building a giant robot.
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Verb Tense Analysis… with Pirates: Determine the verb tenses of the pirate themed sentences, and then explain how you knew.
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Verbs and Verb Phrases with Pirates – Read the exciting sentences about pirates. Underline the verbs and verb phrases, also circle the nouns and pronouns.
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Verbs and Gerunds Lesson – An animated slide show lesson teaching about verbs, verb phrases, and gerunds. Includes a seven question practice activity after the lesson.
Verbs and Gerunds Lesson PPT
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Pronoun Worksheets

Pronouns and Antecedents Worksheet | With Cowboys – This worksheet has 30 multiple-choice problems. Students identify pronouns and antecedents. It’s themed around a group of fictional cowboys to make it fun and exciting. And, it’s available at three different reading levels, so it is very accessible. Since all versions of this worksheet share the same answer key, differentiating your instruction has never been easier.
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
Pronouns and Antecedents Worksheet – Reading Level 03 | RTF
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Answer Key for All Reading Levels
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Pronouns and Antecedents – read dinosaur themed sentences, locate the pronouns, and the antecedents to which they refer.
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Pronouns and Perspective – Underline all of the pronouns in the passage. Identify the perspective of the passage: first, second, or third-person.
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Pronoun Case and Perspective – Determine whether the pronoun is in objective or subjective case. Also identify whether it is a first, second, or third-person pronoun.
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Pronoun Case and Perspective Quiz – Identify pronoun case and perspective by matching the letters to the terms. Also contains a section where students determine whether words are plural or possessive.
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Pronouns and Perspective Quiz – Bubble test quizzing students on their understanding of pronouns case and perspective.
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Pronouns Lesson – Slide show lesson teaching students about pronouns and antecedents. Includes a practice assessment where students identify pronouns and antecedents.
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Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheets

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Worksheets | With Giant Robots – This 4-page worksheet, 30 multiple-choice question worksheet covers comparative and superlative adjectives. Students must complete sentences by choosing the correct form of each adjective. Since this worksheet is themed around the futuristic domestic robots, it’s a lot of fun. And since it’s available at three different reading levels, it’s accessible to most students. Enjoy!
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Worksheet – Reading Level 03 | RTF
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Adverbs and Adjectives with Magical Horses Worksheet – In this exciting adverb and adjective worksheet, students underline adjectives and circle adverbs in twenty magical horse themed sentences. Then, students write original sentences using adverbs and adjectives and label them.
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Adverbs and Adjectives Worksheet – determine whether the adverb or adjective form should be used to complete the sentences, then identify adverbs and adjectives in sentences.
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Adverbs and Adjectives Independent Study – Students will read attached information about adverbs and adjectives. Then they should answer a series of questions. Also attached is a worksheet where students identify whether an adverb or adjective should be used.
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Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet | Playing Sports – Here’s another 4-page worksheet with 30 multiple-choice questions. This worksheet tests students’ mastery of adjectives and adverbs. Students must read sports-themed sentences and complete each sentence by choosing from pairs of adjectives and adverbs. This awesome worksheet is available at three reading levels.
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 01 | RTF
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 01 | PDF
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 02 | RTF
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 02 | PDF
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 03 | RTF
Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet – Reading Level 03 | PDF
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Adverbs and Adjectives Lesson – A slide show lesson teaching students the differences between adverbs and adjectives. Also includes a practice activity where students identify adverbs and adjectives as used in sentences.
Adverbs and Adjectives Lesson PPT

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Prepositions Worksheets

Preposition Worksheet | With the Police – Here’s a 4-page, 30 multiple-choice question worksheet about prepositions. First students read sentences and identify prepositions. Then they determine which pronoun in each sentence is redundant. This worksheet is themed around a fictional police force and a dastardly cat burglar, which makes it a little more engaging for students. It is available at three different reading levels to make it more accessible. And all three versions share the same answer key, which makes it easier to differentiate instruction.
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
Prepositions Worksheet – Reading Level 01 | RTF
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
Prepositions Worksheet – Reading Level 02 | RTF
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
Prepositions Worksheet – Reading Level 03 | RTF
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Prepositions Worksheet – read each sentence, identify at least two prepositions in each sentence and underline them. The sentences tell a spy story.
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Prepositions Lesson – a slide show lesson explaining prepositions, providing a list of common prepositions, and a practice activity where students identify prepositions in sentences.
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Interjections Worksheets

Interjections Worksheet: Add the appropriate interjection to each sentence.
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Parts of Speech Activities

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Parts of Speech Newspaper – Create a newspaper with eight articles featuring stories about the parts of speech. The eight stories should explain what each part of speech does and provide examples. Paper should also have pictures.
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Parts of Speech and Sentence Type Test: five questions on sentence types and 32 questions on parts of speech.
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Super Grammar Ninja | Parts of Speech Review Video Game – Are your students bored with worksheets? Are you looking to try something fun and different? Do you have computer lab access? Try this fun and exciting web-based video game. Students play through five challenging worlds while reviewing parts of speech and sentence structure skills. This game offers great, interactive language arts review for free. You and your students will love it.
Super Grammar Ninja | Language Arts Review Video Game

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  1. Ms. Zamot

     /  March 23, 2017

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  2. Vandhana

     /  February 25, 2017

    Mr Morton, I would like to know if we do classify Gerund as a Part of Speech on its own or is it a verb? or a noun? My understanding was that it is a verb form acting as a noun hence it is a noun. e.g. I love reading. Here the verb is “love” whereas “reading” is a name of an activity that I love doing. Please advise me on this. And what about the articles? Are they not Part of Speech?

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    • I think gerunds, the noun forms of verbs, are usually classified as nouns. In your example, “reading” is a thing that you love to do, an object that gets acted on.

      Some people consider articles to be adjectives. Others prefer to categorize them as a part of speech all of their own. I am part of the latter group.

      I hope that helps!

      Reply
  3. where are the answers?

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     /  January 21, 2017

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     /  December 21, 2016

    Great, How can we contribute, i am a teacher of Literature and English. I would like to contribute even in any possible way.

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     /  November 3, 2016

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     /  October 26, 2016

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     /  May 12, 2016

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     /  February 2, 2016

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     /  January 12, 2016

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     /  December 22, 2015

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  12. karieann

     /  October 20, 2015

    Hi Mr Morton,

    Have you made any progress on your answer keys? Specifically for the Parts of Speech and sentence types test?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Yes, I have just completed and posted the oft requested parts of speech test answer key. I’m sorry it took so long to post that. I have so much that I want to do and so little time. Your commenting has inspired me to complete that task though. Thanks and best wishes!

      Reply
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     /  February 21, 2015

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     /  November 15, 2014

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  15. Niki

     /  March 31, 2014

    Hi, the site is interesting however, im just wondering why arent answers provided for each set.

    Reply
    • I hope to add answer keys this summer.
      Thank you for visiting.

      Reply
      • Marianna LaGreca

         /  February 28, 2017

        I have been able to find all the answer keys I needed. Just take it a step further and use the search engine. Type in the title of the the worksheet plus Answer Key and it will appear . Presto !

        Reply
  16. Meylin Zúñiga

     /  March 25, 2014

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  17. Meylin Zúñiga

     /  March 25, 2014

    So useful!!! Mostly for non native speakers English teachers, like me!!!!
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  18. Carolyn Everett

     /  October 2, 2013

    I love this website, I use it all the time. Thank you so much!!!!!!

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  19. Thank you so much for these. My students are reaping the rewards of your work. I do appreciate your efforts!

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  20. R Jackson

     /  February 27, 2013

    Thank you, Mr. Morton. Your website has become an invaluable resource for me. I can not locate the answers for the “Parts of Speech and Sentence Types Test”. Do you have available on the website.?

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  21. Melissa

     /  February 13, 2013

    Thank you! This is THE most helpful website out there. Thank you so much!!!!

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  22. Pamela

     /  February 12, 2013

    This really helped me be able to help my son with his homework.

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  23. mama shea

     /  January 3, 2013

    Thank you!

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  24. Cynthia

     /  June 14, 2012

    Yes, thank you. That helped so much. I was thinking about the flowers thing on the way to work today and realized that the sentence warrants an adjective because smelled functions more like a verb of being rather than an action. (although I suppose flowers could be good smellers, haha. How would we know?) Thank you for giving me a challenge to ponder. I like how these examples help students see the difference between what “sounds right” and what is correct grammatically. It makes you think about whether an adj or adv is needed. Thanks again!

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  25. Cynthia

     /  June 13, 2012

    Ok. I need some help on the adjectives anadverbs worksheet. #8, 9, 10. Would we say “she ran down the hallway carzily?” or answered the question “wrongly?” Do flowers smell “well?” Although these answers I believe would be grammatically correct, it is not the way we speak. So I am wondering what answers other teachers would give. I didn’t see an answer key. Thanks!!

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    • The rules of language are often at odds with actual use.
      I haven’t made keys for these yet.

      I hope to this summer.

      People run crazily.

      Flowers smell good.
      The reason we say good instead
      of well is a particular use case.

      In the case of senses, we use good
      instead of well because the flowers

      are not doing the smelling.
      If we were describing how well
      the flowers were able to perceive odors,
      we would be correct in saying that
      the flowers smell well.

      Otherwise, if we are describing the scent,
      we say it smells good.

      The same applies to the other senses.
      Hence, the cookies taste good.

      I hope that helps a bit.

      Reply
  26. Love all the worksheets…are answers provided? If so, where could I find them?
    Thank you!

    Reply
  27. Jessica

     /  May 18, 2012

    Do these have answer keys like the other worksheets on this site?

    Reply
  28. Sonya

     /  December 17, 2011

    Just wanted to say thank you…this website is very useful.

    Reply

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