Test Your Grammar Knowledge!
The word each is pretty common. It didn’t make the list of the 101 most used words in English, but it’s the kind of word we use all the time–and hear all the time–without ever wondering what it means. It’s just not a word anyone looks up very often.
But what kind of word is it exactly? Here’s a quick test of your basic grammar knowledge. Grammar is all about figuring out what words are doing in a sentence–the role they play in the creating of meaning. There are eight parts of speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. Can you identify the part of speech of each in the following three sentences? (Hint: it’s different in each sentence)
- When sentencing the bank robbers, Judge Gloom gave each his just punishment.
- Stanley gladly gave each beauty contestant a congratulatory kiss.
- At Eddie’s House O’ Grub, you can buy frogs legs for fifty-cents each.
Extra Credit: The chimps hunted for lice on each other.
I’ll post the correct answers in the comments section. Post a comment about how you did!