Linking word Pronoun Verb Adverb Adjective So I am rather busy.
B What kind of word?
There are eight different kinds of word in English. They are called 'word classes' or 'parts of speech'. Here are some examples from the conversations in the cafe. The numbers after the examples tell you which units in the book give you more information. 1 Verb: have, am, is, would, like, come, are, sitting, look 4-75
Some words can belong to different classes depending on how they are used in a sentence.
Can I look at your photos? We work on Saturday morning.
I like the look of that coat. I'll be at work tomorrow.
1 What kind of word? (B)
Read this paragraph and then say which word class each underlined word belongs to. To help you decide, you can look back at the examples in B.
Andrew didn't go to the cafe with the other students. Rachel told him they were going there, but he wanted to finish his work. Andrew isn't very sociable. He stays in his room and concentrates totally on his studies. He's an excellent student, but he doesn't have much fun.
? to preposition 7 sociable .......................................
? cafe noun 8 in
1 the . 9 and .
2 told 10 totally .
3 they . 11..... an
4 there . 12 excellent .
5 he 13 but
6 finish 14.... fun ..
2 What kind of word? (B)
Read this paragraph and then write the words in the spaces below. Write the first three verbs under 'Verb', and so on. Do not write the same word more than once.
Henry thinks Claire is wonderful. He loves her madly, and he dreams of marrying her, but unfortunately he is rather old for her. Today they are at a cafe with their friends Sarah and Mark, so Henry can't get romantic with Claire. But he might buy her some flowers later.
Verb Noun Adjective Adverb
think Henry .
Preposition Determiner Pronoun Linking word
3 Words in sentences (C)
Is the underlined word a verb, a noun or an adjective?