Subject, Verb, And Object: Mini-quiz 2

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This mini-quiz can be completed after reading the Subject-Verb-Object lesson. Identify the listed words/phrases as the subject, verb, object, or prepositional phrase. Remember, all sentences need a subject and a verb, but do not necessarily require an object or a prepositional phrase. The conjugation of the verb of a sentence depends on whether the sentence is plural or singular. Identify whether the number of the subject and choose the corresponding verb conjugation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The teacher's comments ______ harsh.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The subject, comments, is plural, so the verb must be plural as well

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  • 2. 

    Picture books ______ important to read to young children.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The subject, books, is plural, so the verb must be plural as well

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  • 3. 

    Thomas Jefferson _____ on the two dollar bill.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject, Thomas Jefferson, is singular, so the verb must be singular as well.

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  • 4. 

    The air near the mountain peaks _____ too thin to breathe without an oxygen tank.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject is “The air near the mountain peaks.” The simple subject is “air,” a singular noun. Therefore, the verb must be singular.

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  • 5. 

    Kindness, compassion, and empathy _____ noble virtures.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The are multiple subjects in this sentence – kindness, compassion, and empathy – therefore, the subject is plural.

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