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Subject/Verb Agreement Test
Subject - Verb Agreement TEST
I. Basic rules: choose the answer that is correct.
1. A plural subject takes a __________ verb
a. singular b. plural c. irregular d. action
2. A singular subject takes a __________ verb.
a. singular b. plural c. irregular d. action
3. Neither, either, or, nor are __________.
a. singular b. plural
4. “And” is usually ___________.
a. singular b. plural
5. If you have a compound subject, the subject closer to the verb should agree with
the verb.
a. true b. false
II. Number Agreement: Write the correct form of the verb on the answer sheet.
6. This music (has, have) elements of harmony are very complex.
7. Before they leave for vacation, the women (ask, asks) their neighbors to look after
their house.
8. The entire class (enjoy, enjoys) the reading assignment every week.
9. The students (forget, forgets) their assignments often.
10. My mother (prefers, prefer) a good book to a good movie.
III. Phrase and Clause Interrupters: Write the correct form of the verb on the
answer sheet.
11. The last people off the ship (carry, carries) their own luggage.
12. Songs about love (make, makes) me cry.
13. Two pieces of pie (was, were) eaten before dinner.
14. The jar of lima beans (was, were) stored in the coolest section of the basement.
15. The judges on the panel (decide, decides) which skaters will continue to the semi-
finals.
16. The potatoes from the garden (was, were) peeled before they were put into the
pot.
17. The sound of passing cars (echo, echoes) through the streets.
18. The students in the class (like, likes) when I have a sub.
19. The solution to all of our problems (is, are) to follow the directions.
20. The anthology of short stories (include, includes) at least one story from Poe.
IV. Indefinite Pronouns: Write the correct form of the verb on the answer sheet.
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