Exercise In Subject Verb Agreement
The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these subjects are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 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. These words always have the plural form of the verb: These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: . 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural.
. . . 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. . 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 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. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 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. . 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press.
“Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” “Half of the students come from another country.” 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. There`s a dictionary and an atlas missing from the library. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! . . 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see.
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. . 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 16.
Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. . “40% of people don`t support the new law.” “Some students won`t make it.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in private life.