Test Your Grammar (Subject-Verb Agreement 1)

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Subject Verb Agreement Quizzes & Trivia

There are differences in forming sentences in Japanese and in English. A tutor would do well to know the basics of subject-verb agreement in order to guide the student in forming grammatically correct English statements. Please choose the best answer for each item.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the Japanese language, sentences usually follow this format:
    • A. 

      Subject - object - verb

    • B. 

      Object - verb - subject

    • C. 

      Verb - subject - object

    • D. 

      Subject - verb - object

  • 2. 
    In the English language, sentences usually follow this format:
    • A. 

      Object - verb - subject

    • B. 

      Subject - object - verb

    • C. 

      Subject - verb - object

    • D. 

      Object - subject - verb

  • 3. 
    _______ and _______ of mathematical processes are expressed as singular.
    • A. 

      Sums / products

    • B. 

      Questions / answers

    • C. 

      Equations / answers

    • D. 

      Equations / functions

  • 4. 
    The helping verb "____" is often used in questions of asking permission or to sound polite.
    • A. 

      Will

    • B. 

      Would

    • C. 

      Shall

    • D. 

      Should

  • 5. 
    In Standard American English, the word "_____" is used to express simple future tense.
    • A. 

      Will

    • B. 

      Would

    • C. 

      Shall

    • D. 

      Should

  • 6. 
    The word "can" expresses _______. It's past tense form is ______.
    • A. 

      Permission / could

    • B. 

      Ability / couldn't

    • C. 

      Permission / couldn't

    • D. 

      Ability / could

  • 7. 
    The helping verb "could" expresses _____________.
    • A. 

      Ability

    • B. 

      Permission

    • C. 

      Reason

    • D. 

      Expectation

  • 8. 
    Complete the sentence: "Did you ______ the latest Johnny Depp movie?"
    • A. 

      Watched

    • B. 

      Seen

    • C. 

      Watch

    • D. 

      Saw

  • 9. 
    The ACTIVE voice puts the ________ as the topic of the sentence.
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Predicate

    • C. 

      Object

    • D. 

      Clause

  • 10. 
    The PASSIVE voice is used if the _______ of the sentence is more important or deserves more emphasis.
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Predicate

    • C. 

      Modifier

    • D. 

      Object

  • 11. 
    [Fill out the sentence by choosing the best answer.] "The volunteer, who led 3,000 others in the campaign, ____ awarded the Medal of Distinction by the Mayor."
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Was

    • D. 

      Are

  • 12. 
    Which of the following sentences uses correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      All of the books, including yours, is in the box.

    • B. 

      Grandmother believes that one learn from mistakes.

    • C. 

      Father asked, "Is the evening news on at 5:00 or 6:00?"

    • D. 

      There is a large fountain in the middle of what are called "The Square."

  • 13. 
    Which of the following sentences uses correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      Some dog behavior problems, such as digging, affects only the dog's owner.

    • B. 

      Continual barking for long periods of time are a sign that something is wrong.

    • C. 

      The latest research in dog behavior proves that setting clear rules are important.

    • D. 

      Many dogs, including last year's grand prize winner, have been helped by the rules.

  • 14. 
    Which of the sentences uses correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      No accurate map of the oceans were available when Columbus set out across the sea.

    • B. 

      In ancient Egypt, a preserved body wrapped in bandages was called a mummy.

    • C. 

      Holland, Michigan, a city ringed with tulip fields, are a beautiful sight to see.

    • D. 

      Two thousand years ago, one of the world's biggest cities were Rome.

  • 15. 
    Which sentence uses correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      In the long line at the water fountain was two students about to be tardy to class.

    • B. 

      Here is three phone books; maybe one of them will have the correct telephone number.

    • C. 

      There are some magazines on the rack, and you may borrow any of them.

    • D. 

      Blooming for three days were a beautiful rose.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      Everyone who eats sweets have the potential to get cavities.

    • B. 

      Italian painters in the seventeenth century were known for an emotional and direct painting style.

    • C. 

      Paintings of childhood scenes often makes Mrs. Harper long for her three children.

    • D. 

      In-depth studies of the new drug needs to be conducted.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      Harriet or her parents volunteer every Saturday at the local food pantry.

    • B. 

      Pork and Beans Restaurant serve antacid tablets with their meals.

    • C. 

      The ship's crew members eats two hours before the shift starts.

    • D. 

      Ellie Jo, Mary Jo, and Martha Jo makes the best apple pies in town.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      Walter and Sam, members of the Teen Beat Club, conducts meetings on Monday nights.

    • B. 

      My father claims that all work and no play makes unhappiness!

    • C. 

      A good chef using proper equipment make dicing an onion look easy.

    • D. 

      One of the finalists, Mary Kilgore, has become a famous movie star.

  • 19. 
    Fill in the blank. Just choose one. "Both the teacher and the students _______ excited about the field trip to Washington, D.C."
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Seems

    • C. 

      Feels

    • D. 

      Were

  • 20. 
    Which sentence uses subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      At the back of the bus are a box or a bag of old clothes.

    • B. 

      There is four girls in one seat on the bus.

    • C. 

      The bus driver is careful to check the road for dangers.

    • D. 

      Carla ride the bus to after-school activities.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following sentences contains proper subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      Two hundred people on Vancouver Island is named Smith.

    • B. 

      The girl with the big sunglasses are funny and cute.

    • C. 

      One of my friends lives in my neighborhood.

    • D. 

      One of my books are in the back of the van.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement? Choose one.
    • A. 

      The tallest trees has the most leaves.

    • B. 

      The bookshelf needs dusting.

    • C. 

      The truck carry vegetables to the store.

    • D. 

      His book are heavier than mine.

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