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All the words that I need to know for the Parts of Speech Test


a person, place, thing or idea


Nouns function as these
IO, PN, Object of prep, DO, subject

Concrete Noun

names an object that can be perceived by the senses

Abstract Noun

names a quality, a characteristic, an emotion, or an idea

Compound Noun

consists of multiple words used together in a single noun

Collective Noun

names a group

Common Noun

names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas

Proper Noun

names a specific person, place, thing, or idea


a word used in place of a noun or of more than one noun


a word that a pronoun stands for; could be a noun or another pronoun

Questions Nouns Answer

Who and What

Questions Pronouns Answer

Who and What

Personal Pronouns

refer to the person speaking, person spoken to, or person spoken about

Relative Pronouns

introduces an adjective clause

Adjective Clause

modifies a noun or a pronoun, just like an adjective would

Interrogative Pronoun

used in a question sentence, the sentence they are used in always ends in an ?

Demonstrative Pronoun

points our something specific

Indefinite Pronoun

does not point out something specific

Reflexive Pronoun

shows emphasis or refers back to a word in the sentence

Examples of Personal Pronouns

I, me, my , mine, we, us, ours, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs

Examples of Relative Pronouns

Who, whose, whom, which, that

Examples of Interrogative Pronouns

Who, whose, whom, which, what

Examples of Demonstrative Pronouns

This, that, these, those

Examples of Indefinite Pronouns

All, neither, no one, everyone, everything, few, many, several, somebody

Examples of Reflexive Pronouns

myself, oneself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves


a word used to modify a noun or a pronoun

Questions Adjectives Answer

What kind, Which one, How many, How much

Indefinite Article

"A" and "an" are indefinite articles; indicate that a noun refers to one of a general group

Definite Article

"The" is one; indicates that a noun refers to someone or something specific

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