Exercise 10: Subject-Verb Agreement

  1. Choose the correct of the verb in parentheses in the following sentences.
  2. John, along with twenty friends (is/are) planning a party.
  3. The picture of the soldiers (bring/brings) back many memories.
  4. The quallity of these recordings (is/are) not very good.
  5. If the duties of these officers (isn’t/aren’t) reduced, there will not be enough time t finish the project.
  6. The effects of cigarette smoking (have/has) been proven to  be extremely harmful.
  7. The use of credit cards in place of cash (have/has) increased rapidly i recent years.
  8. Advertisements on television (is/are) becoming more competitive than ever before.
  9. Living expenses in this country, as well as in many others (is/are) at an all-time high.
  10. Mr.Jones accompanied by several members of the commite (have/has) proposed some changes of the rules.

11.   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 The number of students who have withdrawn from class this quarter (is/ are) appalling.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.