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Revise Word Classes

In this worksheet, students revise and practise identifying different word classes such as nouns, verbs and adjectives

'Revise Word Classes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 Sentences consist of different types of word and it is helpful to be able to identify the different group, or word class, that a word belongs to. The word classes are summarised in the table below.

 

 

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

Jamila ran towards the river, shouting frantically to her little sister.

noun

verb

preposition

adjective

conjunction

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

Oliver dived into the clear cool water and swam strongly to the other side.

verb

adverb

preposition

adjective

conjunction

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

"It's no good. I can't do it," sighed Karla, throwing the book aside and slumping down in her chair.

noun

verb

preposition

adverb

pronoun

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

We sat down beside the lake and unpacked our picnic.

verb

auxiliary

preposition

noun

conjunction

This time, match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

The black cat crept noiselessly along the wall and then crouched down, waiting to pounce.

Column A

Column B

black
adjective
cat
noun
crept
verb
noiselessly
preposition
along
adverb

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Although he is very small, Lee is extremely good at high jump.

Column A

Column B

although
adjective
he
conjunction
small
verb
is
noun
jump
pronoun

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Michael's mother was full of pride when he played his violin in the school concert.

Column A

Column B

full
noun
pride
pronoun
played
preposition
his
adjective
in
verb

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Josie arrived early so she sat on the wall outside Miranda's house and waited.

Column A

Column B

Josie
preposition
early
noun
sat
adverb
on
conjunction
and
verb

The same word can belong to more than one word class, depending on how it is used. The two sentences below look very similar but the word call is used in different ways.

 

1) Tommy is going to give his mum a call to ask her to pick him up after the match.

2) "I'm going to call my mum to ask her to pick me up after the match," said Tommy.

 

Match up the sentences with the correct word class.

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
noun
sentence 2
verb

How is the word after used in these two sentences?

 

1) We went to the cinema after dinner.

2) We went to the cinema after we ate our dinner.

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
conjunction
sentence 2
preposition
  • Question 1

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

Jamila ran towards the river, shouting frantically to her little sister.

CORRECT ANSWER
preposition
  • Question 2

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

Oliver dived into the clear cool water and swam strongly to the other side.

CORRECT ANSWER
adjective
  • Question 3

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

"It's no good. I can't do it," sighed Karla, throwing the book aside and slumping down in her chair.

CORRECT ANSWER
pronoun
  • Question 4

Read the sentence below and identify the word class of the underlined word.

 

We sat down beside the lake and unpacked our picnic.

CORRECT ANSWER
conjunction
  • Question 5

This time, match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

The black cat crept noiselessly along the wall and then crouched down, waiting to pounce.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

black
adjective
cat
noun
crept
verb
noiselessly
adverb
along
preposition
  • Question 6

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Although he is very small, Lee is extremely good at high jump.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

although
conjunction
he
pronoun
small
adjective
is
verb
jump
noun
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'jump' is a noun in this sentence, not a verb, as it is referring to the name of the activity.
  • Question 7

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Michael's mother was full of pride when he played his violin in the school concert.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

full
adjective
pride
noun
played
verb
his
pronoun
in
preposition
  • Question 8

Match the words from the sentence with their word classes.

 

Josie arrived early so she sat on the wall outside Miranda's house and waited.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Josie
noun
early
adverb
sat
verb
on
preposition
and
conjunction
  • Question 9

The same word can belong to more than one word class, depending on how it is used. The two sentences below look very similar but the word call is used in different ways.

 

1) Tommy is going to give his mum a call to ask her to pick him up after the match.

2) "I'm going to call my mum to ask her to pick me up after the match," said Tommy.

 

Match up the sentences with the correct word class.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
noun
sentence 2
verb
  • Question 10

How is the word after used in these two sentences?

 

1) We went to the cinema after dinner.

2) We went to the cinema after we ate our dinner.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
preposition
sentence 2
conjunction
---- OR ----

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