Verb Subject Agreement Exercises
15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not formed by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These words always have the plural form of the verb: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in the parentheses. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: . . 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France.
. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this movie. . . .
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. . “Half of the students come from another country.” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 9. The children and their mothers are missing. .
“Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here.
22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “Some students won`t make it.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! . Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. .
10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case.
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