Section 1: Noun/Verb Agreement

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  • 1. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?Here (is, are) the plants you needed for the garden. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the plural noun "plants." In subject-verb agreement, singular subjects require singular verbs, while plural subjects require plural verbs. Since "plants" is a plural noun, the correct verb form is "are."

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  • 2. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?Thirty dollars (is, are) too much to pay for that. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is". In this sentence, the subject "thirty dollars" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "is".

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  • 3. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?The team (play, plays) its best on the home court. 

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      Plays

    Correct Answer
    B. Plays
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the subject "team" is singular, so it requires a verb that agrees with it in number. The correct verb form is "plays" because it is the third-person singular form of the verb "play."

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  • 4. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?Here (is, are) some reasons you may not want to go on that trip. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "reasons" is plural, so it requires a plural verb form. "Is" is a singular verb form and would not agree with the plural subject.

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  • 5. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?The Prince and the Pauper (was, were) written by Mark Twain. 

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". In this sentence, "The Prince and the Pauper" is a singular subject, so it requires a singular verb. "Was" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" for a singular subject.

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  • 6. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?(Doesn't, Don't) the students need to be in their seats by now?

    • A.

      Doesn't

    • B.

      Don't

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Don't" because it agrees with the plural subject "students." "Doesn't" would be used if the subject were singular, such as "the student."

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  • 7. 

    Noun/Verb Agreement: Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence?Ham and cheese (is, are) dad's favorite sandwich. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "ham and cheese" is a compound subject, and compound subjects are usually treated as plural unless they are joined by "and" and refer to the same thing. In this case, "ham and cheese" refer to the same thing, so the verb should agree with the singular subject and be "is."

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