Identifying Parts of Speech

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WRT200 Identifying Parts of Speech Exercise 1 Identify the part of speech of the bolded words in the following paragraph. He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in a life . It faced —or seemed to face— the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor . It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best , you hoped to convey. —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Exercise 2 Underline the word(s) that are the part of speech indicated at the end of each sentence.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. I begin with the ridiculous, in June 1952, middle-century Minnesota, on that silvery-hot morning when Herbie Zylstra and I nailed two plywood boards together and called it an airplane. (adjective) 2. What we need, said Herbie, is an engine. (verb) 3. The word engine its meaning beyond mere meaningbegan to open up for me. (preposition) 4. I went into the house and found my father. (object of a preposition/complement of a prep) 5. Ill need an engine, I told him. (pronoun) 6. Engine? he said. (noun) 7. For an airplane. (article) 8. My father thought about it. (preposition) 9. Makes sense, he said. One airplane engine, coming up. (noun) Tim OBrien, Tomcat in Love...
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