Quiz: Can You Ace This Subject-Verb Agreement Rules Test?

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Put your grammar skills to the ultimate test with our "Subject-Verb Agreement Rules" quiz! Whether you're a language enthusiast or just aiming to improve your writing, this quiz will challenge your understanding of one of the fundamental aspects of English grammar. Subject-verb agreement is crucial for constructing clear and coherent sentences. This quiz consists of questions designed to assess your grammatical knowledge. From singular and plural subjects to tricky cases involving complex sentence formations, this quiz covers it all.

Our quiz not only tests your knowledge of subject-verb agreement rules but also provides the required explanations for each answer, helping you Read moregrasp the nuances of this grammar rule. Whether you're a student preparing for exams, a professional refining your communication skills, or someone who loves language's intricacies, this quiz offers an engaging way to enhance your grammar prowess. So, dive in and discover if you have what it takes to conquer the world of subject-verb agreement!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which verb form should be used with a singular subject?

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    When the subject is singular, the appropriate verb form to use is 'is.' This ensures proper agreement between the subject and the verb in the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    What is the correct verb for a plural compound subject?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    A plural compound subject, consisting of multiple elements, demands the verb form "are" for proper subject-verb agreement. This ensures that the verb matches the plural nature of the subject, maintaining grammatical accuracy in sentences.

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  • 3. 

    In the sentence "The book, along with the pen, __ missing," which verb form is correct?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject "book" is singular, so the correct verb form is "is."

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  • 4. 

    Which option is correct for the subject "Mathematics __ her favorite subject"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject "Mathematics" is singular, so the correct verb form is "is."

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  • 5. 

    Which verb form is suitable for the subject "The choir __ beautiful harmonies"?

    • A.

      Creates

    • B.

      Create

    • C.

      Creating

    • D.

      Created

    Correct Answer
    A. Creates
    Explanation
    The subject "choir" is singular, so the correct verb form is "creates."

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  • 6. 

    What is the correct verb choice for "Neither of the options __ satisfactory"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject "Neither" is singular, so the correct verb form is "is."

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  • 7. 

    Which verb form should be used with the phrase "Every student in the class __ a project"?

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Having

    • D.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Has
    Explanation
    The phrase "every student" indicates a singular subject, so the correct verb form is "has."

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  • 8. 

    In the sentence "The cars in the parking lot __ all red," which verb form is correct?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The subject "cars" is plural, so the correct verb form is "are."

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  • 9. 

    What is the suitable verb form for the compound subjects "Music, art, and literature __ forms of creative expression"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The compound subjects are plural, so the correct verb form is "are."

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  • 10. 

    Which verb form agrees with the phrase "Each of these books __ different themes"?

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Having

    • D.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Has
    Explanation
    The phrase "each of these books" requires a singular verb form, which is "has."

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  • 11. 

    What is the correct verb form for "The new shoes __ in the closet"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The subject "shoes" is plural, so the correct verb form is "are."

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  • 12. 

    In the sentence "Soccer, as well as baseball, __ her favorite sport," which verb form is correct?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The phrase doesn't change the singular subject "soccer," so the correct verb form is "is."

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  • 13. 

    Which verb form suits the sentence "The company's success __ on its employees' hard work"?

    • A.

      Depends

    • B.

      Depend

    • C.

      Depending

    • D.

      Depended

    Correct Answer
    A. Depends
    Explanation
    The subject "success" is singular, so the correct verb form is "depends."

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  • 14. 

    What is the correct verb for "Neither the cat nor the dogs __ friendly"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The subjects "cat" and "dogs" are plural, so the correct verb form is "are."

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  • 15. 

    What is the correct verb form to complete the sentence "The dog, along with its puppies, __ in the backyard"?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The subject "dog, along with its puppies," is a compound subject. Even though "dog" is singular, the presence of "puppies" makes it plural. Therefore, the correct verb form is "are" to match the plural compound subject.

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