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    I would like to know if anyone can recommend some worksheets for a 10th grade student having problems with Nouns Verbs Ajectives and Adverbs.
    Her school techer gives her one part of speech and she has to give the other parts ie proposition, to propose etc. Even I find some of the ones she is given hard to do and have to think about them!!!

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    Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
    1
    Proper noun
    Verb
    Indefinite article
    Adjective
    Noun
    Proper noun
    Steven
    bought
    A
    new
    car
    Friday

    Pronoun
    Verb
    Pronoun
    Adverb
    Preposition
    Proper noun
    He
    drove
    it
    carefully
    to
    Manchester

    2
    Nouns describe things or people or animals:
    butter car woman dog problem

    Some nouns (proper nouns) are the names of people, places and things.
    We begin proper nouns with capital letters:
    Alan, Brian, Monday, April, English, Swiss, Jane, Paris, Oxford Street, June, a Rolls-Royce, the Tower of London
    3
    Verbs describe actions:
    work play live meet stay see
    They work hard. (work = verb) I saw Peter. (saw = verb)

    4
    We use auxiliary verbs (be, have, do, will, can, may, must, etc.) before another verb:
    They are working hard. I have seen Peter. I must go now. He can see you.

    5
    We put ADJECTIVES (e.g. wonderful) before nouns:
    We had a WONDERFUL day.

    We can also use adjectives after the verbs be, look, seem, feel:

    Heís hungry. She looks tired.

    Sometimes we put very before adjectives:
    Itís very hot today. He bought a very expensive car.

    6
    We normally use adverbs to describe verbs:
    She walked quickly. He sings well.

    Most adverbs end in ly: clearly slowly badly

    7
    We use pronouns (I, you, he, she, etc.) to replace nouns:
    David has a new job. He is enjoying it.

    8
    We use prepositions (in, on, at, etc.) when we are talking about places and times:

    place: Sheís at home. Itís in the box.
    time: Iíll see you on Monday. They went on holiday in June.

    Practice
    A WHICH WORD IS WHAT
    noun: verb: auxiliary: adjective: adverb: pronoun: preposition:
    1.I had a wonderful holiday in Spain last year.
    2.She lives in a large flat in New York.
    3.Peter walked quickly to work.
    4.We met them in Green Street on Friday.
    5.You must come and visit me in Scotland.
    6.My teacher spoke slowly but I didnít understand her.
    7.Mary and Jackie are studying Japanese at college.
    8.I have lost my bag.
    9.They bought a big old house in the country.
    10.She swims fast, and she can ski well too.

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