Task 9:

Identify the underlined words in the following dialogue. Use a grammar reference book or a dictionary to help you with this if necessary.

A: What are you(1) looking at?
B: Well, it’s a(2) photograph of something very close up, but(3) I can’t work out what it is.
A: Yes, it’s quite(4) abstract(5), isn’t it?
B: Yes. It could(6) be one of those(7) things for(8) unblocking a sink.
A: Oh, you mean(9) a plunger(10)
1. Personal pronoun, Subjective. To tell the difference between subjective and objective, replace the word with ‘I’. If it works, then it is subjective. If it needs to me changed to ‘me’, then it’s objective.
2. Indefinite article
3. Conjunction
4. Adverb
5. Adjective
6. Auxilary verb
7. Demonstrative adjective.
8. Preposition (function word to indicate purpose)
9. Verb
10. Noun