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Grammar 11 (unit 1- Word Classes)

Word Classes

Unit 1: Education and Humanity (Page 9)

Word classes

A. Word class refers to the category of words of similar form or function. Another name of word class is a part of speech. In the text below, certain words are underlined. While you read, try to identify which word class they belong to.

Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These nationwide closures are impacting over 60% of the world’s student population. Some 1 billion students and youth across the planet are affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Several other countries have implemented localized closures impacting millions of additional learners. UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning.English: Grade 11

The Global Education Coalition launched by UNESCO seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption. Investment in remote learning should both mitigate the immediate disruption caused by COVID-19 and establish approaches to develop more open and flexible education systems for the future. The Global Coalition members and prospective members are encouraged to pledge for the protection of learners’ personal information, privacy and security.

In the text, the underlined words belong to different word classes or parts of speech.

governments - noun

temporarily - adverb

affected - verb

and - conjunction

in - preposition

immediate - adjective

the - determiner


B. Classify the underlined words into different word classes.

a. The man who is wearing glasses is my uncle’s friend.

b. I bought a round table in the supermarket.

c. Alas, she is dead.

d. Hari works very hard all the time but his wife is very lazy.

e. I have never been to Japan.

Answer: a. who- connective, wearing- verb, my-determiner

              b. round- adjective, the-determiner

              c. Alas- interjection, is-verb

              d. hard- adverb, but- connective, wife- noun

              e. never- adverb, to- preposition


C. Read a paragraph of an English newspaper and make a list of about

20 words. Categorize them into different ‘Word classes’. You can refer

to the grammar book for help.

honour- noun                           so that- conjunction

speaking- verb                         against- preposition

honourable- adjective               really- adverb

person- noun                            she- pronoun

know- verb                               upon- preposition

activists- noun                          and- conjunction

up- preposition                         Wow- interjection

the- determiner                         strength- noun

but- conjuction                         simply- adverb

weakness- noun                        Ouch- interjection

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