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Title: Subject Verb Agreement


1
Subject Verb Agreement
  • Practice Exercises

2
Click on the Correct Verb
  • One of the cars in the parking lot ( has have )
    its headlights on.

3
Oops!
  • The subject here is one, which is singular.
  • Click here to try again.

4
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb
  • (Theres There are) several squirrels in the
    birdhouse, eating all the birdseed.

5
Not quite!
  • Remember, when a sentence begins with here,
    there, or where, the subject follows the
    verb.
  • Click here to try again.

6
Right!
  • Try another
  • Damaged by the tornado ( was were) a church, a
    video arcade, and a hardware store.

7
Oops!
  • The subject in this sentence is church,
    arcade, and store. This is a plural subject.
  • Click here to try again.

8
Yes!
  • Click on the correct verb
  • Sylvia, as well as her sister, ( live lives ) in
    Loveland, Colorado.

9
Not exactly.
  • Remember, the subject here is Sylvia. Phrases
    such as as well as or along with are
    prepositional phrases.
  • Click here to try again.

10
Youve got it!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Neither the President nor the Vice-President
  • ( accepts accept ) responsibility for this
    scandal.

11
Not quite!
  • Remember, when subjects are joined by or or
    nor, the verb agrees with the closest subject.
  • Click here to try again.

12
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • ( Has Have) the jury reached a decision yet?

13
Oops!
  • Remember, jury is a collective noun that is
    considered singular.
  • Click here to try again.

14
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Each of the students ( has have ) turned in his
    or her research paper.

15
Not quite!
  • Each is an indefinite pronoun that is always
    considered singular.
  • Click here to try again.

16
Youve got it!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Vinegar and oil ( seems seem ) to be a popular
    dressing with this Italian salad.

17
Not quite!
  • Some subjects joined by and are considered
    one unit. Vinegar and oil is considered one
    flavor.
  • Click here to try again.

18
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Either Chad or Tamika ( arranges arrange )
    transportation for VIPs.

19
Oops!
  • Remember, when two subjects are joined by or or
    nor, the verb agrees with the closer subject.
  • Click here to try again.

20
Correct!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Neither of these slacks ( matches match ) that
    orange blouse.

21
Not exactly.
  • Neither is a singular indefinite pronoun and is
    the subject of this sentence.
  • Click here to try again.

22
Correct!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • None of the night shift workers ( has have )
    volunteered to work on Thanksgiving.

23
Not quite!
  • In this case, the subject none is considered
    plural because it refers to workers.
  • Click here to try again.

24
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • There ( go goes ) my Corvette and my ex-wife.

25
Oops!
  • Remember, there is not the subject. The subject
    here is Corvette and wife, so the subject is
    plural.
  • Click here to try again.

26
Youve got it!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • The condition of the hotel rooms ( is are )
    surprisingly good.

27
Not quite!
  • In this case, condition is the subject. Of the
    hotel rooms is a prepositional phrase.
  • Click here to try again.

28
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Some of the errors ( has have ) been corrected.

29
Oops!
  • Some is considered plural here because it
    refers to errors.
  • Click here to try again.

30
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Fifty dollars ( seems seem ) like a lot to pay
    for a steak.

31
Not quite!
  • Amounts are considered one unit and therefore
    singular.
  • Click here to try again.

32
Right!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Both of the televisions in my apartment ( is are
    ) not working.

33
Oops!
  • Both is a plural pronoun.
  • Click here to try again.

34
Yes!
  • Click on the correct verb.
  • Taken in the burglary ( was were) a television
    set, a diamond ring, and a Tickle Me Elmo doll.

35
Not quite!
  • In this sentence, the verb follows the subject,
    which is set, ring, and doll.
  • Click here to try again.

36
Correct!
  • This concludes the practice exercises on subject
    verb agreement.
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