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Subject-Verb Agreement Review and Quiz
DIRECTIONS: In the quiz questions below, choose the correct verb so that subject and
verb agree. The first time you take this quiz, you should refer to the clues on the right.
Practice taking this quiz until you can answer all the questions correctly without the clues.
1-2 Make the subject and verb agree when words intervene between them.
The grammatical number of the subject does not change with the addition of expressions beginning
with such words as the following: accompanied by, along with, as well as, in addition to,
including, no less than, not to mention, together with.
4-6 Subjects joined by and are usually plural
7-9 Singular subjects joined by or, either . . . or, neither . . . nor take a singular verb.
10-11 If one subject is singular and one is plural, the verb agrees with the nearer subject.
12-13 The verb also agrees with the nearer subject in person.
14 Do not let inverted word order cause you to make a mistake in agreement.
When used as subjects, such words as each, either, one, everybody, and anyone regularly take
18-19 Every or each preceding singular subjects joined by and calls for a singular verb.
20-23 Collective nouns take a singular verb when they refer to the group as a unit.
24-26 Collective nouns take a plural verb when they refer to individuals or parts of the group.
Some nouns (such as athletics, politics, series, deer, and sheep) can be either singular or plural
depending on meaning.
1: The rhythm of the pounding waves _____ calming.
2: All of the dogs in the neighborhood _____ barking.
3: A high tax, not to mention unemployment, _____ votes.
4: My friends and my mother _____ each other.