Exercise 10: Subject-Verb Agreement
Choose the correct of the verb in parentheses in the following
1. John, along with twenty friends (is/are) planning a party.
2. The picture of the soldiers (bring/brings) back many memories.
3. The quallity of these recordings (is/are) not very good.
4. If the duties of these officers (isn’t/aren’t) reduced, there will not be enough time t finish the project.
5. The effects of cigarette smoking (have/has) been proven to be extremely harmful.
6. The use of credit cards in place of cash (have/has) increased rapidly i recent years.
7. Advertisements on television (is/are) becoming more competitive than ever before.
8. Living expenses in this country, as well as in many others (is/are) at an all-time high.
9. Mr.Jones accompanied by several members of the commite (have/has) proposed some changes of the rules.
10. The levels of intoxication (vary/varies) from subject to subject.
Exercise 11: Subject-Verb Agreeement
Choose the correct form of the verb in the following sentences,
1. Neither Bill nor Mary (is/are) going to the play tonight.
2. Anything (is/are) becoming than going to another movie tonight.
3. Skating (is/are) becoming more popular every day.
4. A number of reporters (was/were) at the conferences yesterday.
5. Everybody who (has/have) a fever must go home immediately.
6. Your glasses (was/were) on the bureai last night.
7. There (was/were) some people at the meeting last night.
8. The committee (has/have) already reached a decision.
9. A pair of jeans (was/were) in the washing machine this morning
10. Each student (has/have) answered the first three questions.
11. Either John or his wife (make/makes) breakfast each morning.
12. After she had perused the material, the secretary decided that everything (was/ were) in order.
13. The crowd at the basketball game (was/ were) wild with excitement.
14. A pack of wild dogs (has/ have ) fightened all the ducks away.
15. The jury (is/ are) trying go reach a decision.
16. The army (has/ have) eliminated this section of the training test.
17. The number of students who have withdrawn from class this quarter (is/ are) appalling.
18. There (has/ have) been too many interruptions in this class.
19. Every elementary school teacher (has/ have) to take this examination.
20. Neither Jill nor her parents(has/ have) seen this movie before.