Parts of Speech Exercises with Answers for Class 10

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We all know, a sentence is created by using multiple words. Have you ever thought all these words have different names and perform different functions in a sentence?

Well, overall it is known as Parts of Speech or it is also known as ‘Word Class.’ It showcases the role played by each word in a sentence. You can improve your writing skills if you acquire a good knowledge of Parts of Speech.

What are the 8 Parts of Speech?

Parts of Speech are divided into 8 parts. The parts are Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. Each of these parts plays an important role in the sentence.

Parts of Speech Exercises with Answers

To start with, here is a list of 10 questions and answers that will help you to understand the Parts of Speech chart with examples.

Questions

  1. Ram went to the shop to buy groceries. [Identify which kind of Parts of Speech is Grocery]
  2. She went to the bookstore but did not buy anything.  [Identify which kind of Parts of Speech is But]
  3. Have you met him in the last few years? [Identify which kind of Parts of Speech is You]
  4. Chandana is exercising in the park. [Identify which kind of Parts of Speech is Exercising]
  5. The tiger is hiding under the bush. [Identify which kind of Parts of Speech is Under]

Answers

  1. Noun
  2. Conjunction
  3. Pronoun
  4. Verb
  5. Preposition

Noun Exercises

Before initiating the Noun Exercises, we must start with a definition of Noun.

Noun is one the most common Parts of Speech, you will find in any sentence. A simple definition for Noun says it represents a person, thing, or a place.

Example:  The capital city of Telangana is Hyderabad. Here Hyderabad is a noun as it represents a place.

Now, there is a miscellaneous practice series that can help you to understand Noun.  

Questions

  1. The Taj Mahal is famous all over the world. [Identify the noun here]
  2. Chiranjeevi is praised for his great acting skills.  [Identify the noun here]
  3. Sheetal has no control over her anger.  [Identify the noun here]
  4. I saw a school of fish in the river today. [Identify the noun here]
  5. Droupadi Murmu is the 15th President of India. [Identify the noun here]
  6. Ganges is the longest ___ in India. [Fill in the blanks with a noun]
  7. Khadija bought a new ___ from the market. [Fill in the blanks with a noun]
  8. ___ is one of the most costly metals all over the world. [Fill in the blanks with a noun]  
  9. A huge ___ was gathered to watch the event. [Fill in the blanks with a noun]
  10.  ___ has composed the National Anthem of India. [Fill in the blanks with a noun]

Answers

  1. Tajmahal
  2. Chiranjeevi
  3. Sheetal. Anger
  4. School
  5. Droupadi Murmu, India
  6. Ganges, River
  7. Carpet
  8. Gold
  9. Crowd
  10. Rabindra Nath Tagore

Pronoun Exercises

After Nouns, let’s have a look at Pronouns. It is another important part of speech. Pronouns are used in almost all sentences.

Pronouns are used in place of nouns in a sentence. Pronouns are used to prevent the repeated use of nouns in a paragraph. 

Example: We went to visit London last December. Here, ‘we’ is a noun.

Now, you can start practising on a practice series dedicated to Pronouns. 

Questions

  1. Are you listening? [Identify the pronoun here]
  2. He is the nicest person, I know. [Identify the pronoun here]
  3. Who is your favourite soccer player? [Identify the pronoun here]
  4. The parliament cast their vote. [Identify the pronoun here]
  5. While playing football, I hurt my left foot. [Identify the pronoun here]
  6. ___ ice cream flavour do you prefer? [Fill in the blanks with a pronoun]
  7. My grandmother ___  saw a ghost at night! [Fill in the blanks with a pronoun]
  8. She is Mrs. Benson. Have you heard about ___ ? [Fill in the blanks with a pronoun]
  9. All the girls participated in the competition and ___ one of them got some prizes. [Fill in the blanks with a pronoun]
  10. The children unintentionally locked ___  up in the tunnel. [Fill in the blanks with a pronoun]

Answers

  1. You
  2. He, I
  3. Who, Your
  4. Their
  5. I, My
  6. Which
  7. Herself
  8. Her
  9. Each
  10. Themselves

Verb Exercises 

Verbs are an essential component of Parts of Speech. It is used to indicate what the subject of a sentence is doing.

As a definition of Verb, it can be said that verbs usually indicate the physical or mental actions of the subject, especially what it is doing.

Example: Christen plays cricket in the park. Here the word ‘plays’ is used to identify what the subject Christen is doing or the state of action.

Now, you can have a look at the exercises associated with Verb.

Questions

  1. Amit sleeps for 8 hours every day. [Identify the verb here]
  2. Have you heard about the incident? [Identify the verb here]
  3. We are waiting for Roshan.  [Identify the verb here]
  4. Let me check your hands.  [Identify the verb here] 
  5. Ramya is a lecturer. [Identify the verb here]
  6. Sarah ___ to market every morning. [Fill in the blanks with a verb]
  7. She ___ her Matriculation program in 2015. [Fill in the blanks with a verb]
  8. Just now, I have ___ my task. [Fill in the blanks with a verb]
  9. My brother ___ playing video games. [Fill in the blanks with a verb]
  10. My elder sister and I ___ on the phone every day.  [Fill in the blanks with a verb]

Answers

  1. Sleeps
  2. Have, heard
  3. Are waiting
  4. Check
  5. Is
  6. Goes
  7. Completed
  8. Finished
  9. Is
  10. Speak

Adjective Exercises

After Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs; the fourth important part of speech is Adjectives. It usually gives information about the subject, ie., Noun or Pronoun. 

An adjective usually modifies a noun or pronoun. 

Example: Shyam is a tall boy. Here the word ‘tall’ gives information about a boy (Shyam) and it says the boy (Shyam) is tall. Here, tall is an adjective.

Here is a practice set with answers that can help you to understand adjectives more precisely.

Questions

  1. The tiger is a fierce animal. [Identify the Adjective here]
  2. He is a selfish man. [Identify the Adjective here]
  3. We have enough food for the trip. [Identify the Adjective here]
  4. The food is delicious. [Identify the Adjective here]
  5. The aeroplane bore heavy damage.  [Identify the Adjective here]
  6. Krishna is  ___ chess player than Prasad.  [Fill in the blanks with an Adjective]
  7. The weather today is ___. [Fill in the blanks with an Adjective]
  8. She is known for her ___.  [Fill in the blanks with an Adjective]
  9. The ___ girl sang a melodious song. [Fill in the blanks with an Adjective]
  10. The dog is very ___. [Fill in the blanks with an Adjective]

Answers

  1. Fierce
  2. Selfish
  3. Enough
  4. Delicious
  5. Heavy
  6. More Talented
  7. Harsh
  8. Benevolence
  9. Beautiful
  10. Energetic

Adverb Exercises

Adverb is another important part of speech that can describe or modify a verb, another adverb, and even an adjective. 

A great way to detect an adverb in a sentence is to check where any word ends with ‘ly’ or not. Adverbs usually end with ‘ly’ after a word.

Example: Chaitra is running quickly to catch the train. Here, the word ‘quickly’ is modifying the verb running. So, quickly is the adverb here.

Now, we can move forward to have a Question and Answer series on Adverbs.

Question

  1. The elephant is sleeping soundly. [Identify the Adverb here]
  2. The leopard jumps extremely high. [Identify the Adverb here]
  3. We barely know these guys. [Identify the Adverb here]
  4. He drives his scooter very well. [Identify the Adverb here]
  5. The player kicked on the football badly. [Identify the Adverb here]
  6. We ___ see a white elephant. [Fill in the blanks with an Adverb]
  7. It’s a ___ tough question. [Fill in the blanks with an Adverb]
  8. The cat is ___ cautious.  [Fill in the blanks with an Adverb]
  9. She ___ drove him away. [Fill in the blanks with an Adverb]
  10. Indian soldiers fought ___. [Fill in the blanks with an Adverb]

Answers

  1. Soundly
  2. Extremely
  3. Barely
  4. Well
  5. Badly
  6. Rarely
  7. Very
  8. Too
  9. Quietly
  10.  Bravely

Preposition Exercises

A preposition usually displays the relation between a noun, pronoun, and phrase with another part in a sentence.

Example: We will have our regular meeting on Monday. Here the word ‘on’ has connected the term ‘meeting’ with ‘Monday’. Here ‘on’ is the preposition.

Now we can move to the exercise part with questions and answers.

Questions

  1. The crow is sitting on the balcony. [Identify the Preposition here]
  2. The cat jumped over the fence. [Identify the Preposition here]
  3. Ramana went to the Shopping mall.  [Identify the Preposition here]
  4. Gayathri put the basket on the table.  [Identify the Preposition here]
  5. He lives in Sydney. [Identify the Preposition here]
  6. He is very happy ___ our performance. [Fill in the blanks with Preposition]
  7. The kids played ___ themselves. [Fill in the blanks with Preposition]
  8. Bharath is the best boy ___ the entire colony.  [Fill in the blanks with Preposition] 
  9. The Indian soldiers were ___  at war with China in 1962. [Fill in the blanks with Preposition]
  10. The baby jumped ___ the couch. [Fill in the blanks with Preposition]

Answers

  1. On
  2. Over
  3. To
  4. On
  5. In
  6. With
  7. Among
  8. In
  9. At
  10.  On

Conjunction Exercises

‘Conjunction’ – the term itself refers to joining something. 

The Parts of Speech ‘Conjunction’ usually connects and joins words, phrases, and clauses together.

Example: Shruthi and Sunitha visited the Golconda fort last weekend. Here the word ‘and’ connects both the Proper noun or Words, Shruthi and Sunitha. Here, ‘and’ is the preposition.

Now, we can have a look at the exercises with 10 questions and answers.

Questions

  1. Supriya will play today if she gets a chance. [Identify the Conjunction here]
  2. Sooner or later, I’ll find out who is telling the truth. [Identify the Conjunction here]
  3. I can’t believe that Vijay is not a good person. [Identify the Conjunction here]
  4. Devesh doesn’t have a vehicle, so Vinodh will have to drive him home. [Identify the Conjunction here]
  5. I met a beautiful and sober girl at the party. [Identify the Conjunction here]  
  6. He came on time ___ her wife is late again.  [Fill in the blanks with Conjunction]
  7. Is it New York ___ New Jersey? [Fill in the blanks with Conjunction]
  8.  I will visit the Taj Mahal ___ I will go to Agra.  [Fill in the blanks with Conjunction]
  9.  Uma won’t pass the test ___ she studies. [Fill in the blanks with Conjunction]
  10. John can drive ___ his brother can’t. [Fill in the blanks with Conjunction]

Answers

  1. If
  2. Or
  3. That
  4. So
  5. And
  6. But
  7. Or
  8. Whenever
  9. Unless
  10. But

Interjection Exercises

Interjections can convey feelings or emotions in a well-mannered way. 

Example: Hurrah! We have won the match. Here the word Hurrah is the interjection.

Now, we can have a look at the Questions and Answers series of Interjections.

Questions

  1. Oops! I just broke a glass. [Identify the Interjection here]
  2. Ouch! The girl has fallen down the stairs. [Identify the Interjection here]
  3. Hello! How are you? [Identify the Interjection here]
  4. Well, I appreciate your honesty. [Identify the Interjection here]
  5. Hush! Please don’t make noise. [Identify the Interjection here]
  6. ___! Please select a seat. [Fill in the blanks with Interjection] 
  7. ___! Our kitty is dead. [Fill in the blanks with Interjection]
  8. ___! Is it painful? [Fill in the blanks with Interjection]
  9. ___! Are you okay? [Fill in the blanks with Interjection]
  10. ___ Sam! What a surprise! [Fill in the blanks with Interjection]  

Answers

  1. Oops
  2. Ouch
  3. Hello
  4. Well
  5. Hush
  6. Welcome
  7. Alas
  8. Oh Dear
  9. Hey
  10. Hi

Conclusion

It is the Parts of Speech that usually help in sentence construction. You need to learn about the 8 Parts of Speech so that you can build your sentence well. This Exercise will help you to learn about Parts of Speech.

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