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1
Subject-Verb Agreement
  • If the subject is singular, the verb should be
    singular. If the subject is plural, the verb
    should be plural.

2
Interrupting Phrase
  • Alex, as well as all of his relatives, (is, are)
    invited to the party.

3
Interrupting Phrase
  • Alex, as well as all of his relatives, is invited
    to the party.

4
Verb before Subject
  • There (is, are) a lot left to be done.

5
Verb before Subject
  • There is a lot left to be done.

6
Verb before Subject
  • Where (is, are) the members of the senior
    committee?

7
Verb before Subject
  • Where are the members of the senior committee?

8
Verb before Subject
  • At the back of the book (is, are) envelops that
    contain pictures.

9
Verb before Subject
  • At the back of the book are envelops that contain
    pictures.

10
Indefinite Pronoun
  • Each of the members (is, are) ready for a new
    election.

11
Indefinite Pronoun
  • Each of the members is ready for a new election.

12
Indefinite Pronoun
  • Each of the members is ready for a new election.

13
Compound Subject(and)
  • Juan and Marguerite (is, are) both lawyers.

14
Compound Subject(and)
  • Juan and Marguerite are both lawyers.

15
Compound Subject(and)
  • Each woman and man (has, have) asked the same
    question.

16
Compound Subject(and)
  • Each woman and man has asked the same question.

17
Compound Subject(or, nor)
  • Neither Almeta nor her teachers (was, were)
    present at the assembly.

18
Compound Subject(or, nor)
  • Neither Almeta nor her teachers were present at
    the assembly.

19
Collective Nouns
  • The crew (is, are) servicing the plane at 600
    A.M.

20
Collective Nouns
  • The crew is servicing the plane at 600 A.M.

21
Titles
  • Friends, a long-running TV program, (has, have)
    gone off the air.

22
Titles
  • Friends, a long-running TV program, has gone off
    the air.

23
Sums
  • Three dollars was the price.
  • Three dollars were lying there.

24
Nouns ending in -s
  • Economics, as well as mathematics, (is, are)
    difficult for many students.

25
Nouns ending in -s
  • Economics, as well as mathematics, is difficult
    for many students.

26
Nouns ending in -s
  • His trousers are badly wrinkled.
  • Marvs clothes were stylish and expensive.
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