Grammar Test Study Guide

Grammar Test

Practice/Study Sheet

part of speech function or “job” example words example sentences
Verb action or state (to) be, have, do, like, work, sing, can, must Mike is a cool guy. I like eating paste.
Noun thing or person pen, dog, work, music, town, London, teacher, John This is my dog. He lives in my house. We live in London.
Adjective describes a noun a/an, the, 2, some, good, big, red, well, interesting I have two dogs. My dogs are big. I like big dogs.
Adverb describes a verb, adjective or adverb quickly, silently, well, badly, very, really My dog eats quickly. When he is very hungry, he eats really quickly.
Pronoun replaces a noun I, you, he, she, some Tara is Indian. She is beautiful.
Preposition links a noun to another word to, at, after, on, but We went to school on Monday.
Conjunction joins clauses or sentences or words and, but, when I like dogs and I like cats. I like cats and dogs. I like dogs but I don’t like cats.
Interjection short exclamation, sometimes inserted into a sentence oh!, ouch!, hi!, well Ouch! That hurts! Hi! How are you? Well, I don’t know.


1. Gosh, Margret prances around like a little girl.  ________________    ________________

2. He will never become a model. _____________________   ________________________

3. John and Mary converted to this religion. ____________________  ____________________

4. Pronouns are ugly but you will certainly get use to them. ____________________ __________________

5. The wild fire spread throughout the countryside. ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________

Action Verbs

Transitive verbs – are action verbs which have a direct object (noun).

            Direct object – receives the action of the action verb (if kick is the action verb than the direct object will be physically kicked).

            Indirect object – a person or animal that receives all or part of the action.

Intransitive verbs – are action verbs without direct objects.  They are usually followed by a preposition (which tells you where and when the action occurred)

1. Murray went to the park. ___________________________________

2. Amber crashed her car in the parking lot. ___________________________________

3. The bird lies dead on the floor. ___________________________________

4. Aliens eat before going to bed. ___________________________________

5. Duncan eats breakfast after school instead of before school. ___________________________________.


Helping verbs – use variations of the verb “to be” to “help” an action verb

Linking verbs – use variations of the verb “to be” to “link” the subject to an adjective or noun


1. Mary Kay jewelry is awesome! _____________________________

2. She is killing all of the germs on the counter! _____________________________

3. Carlos was a baseball player for Halloween. _____________________________

4. Nancy was running for class president. _____________________________

5. Edgar and Mario were only fifteen years old. _____________________________



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