Subject/Verb Agreement Quiz: Can You Pass?

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Subject/Verb Agreement Quiz: Can You Pass? - Quiz

This quiz is on subject/verb agreement and helps students to practice choosing the correct verb in a sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    _____________my boss or my sisters in the union going to win this grievance?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    When or is used between two subjects, you choose the closest subject in order to decide if the verb should be singular or plural

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  • 2. 

    Some of the votes __________________________to have been miscounted.

    • A.

      Seem

    • B.

      Seems

    Correct Answer
    A. Seem
    Explanation
    Ignore the prepositional phrase in order to find your subject and verb. Also, the indefinite pronoun some can be singular or plural; you have to look at the word that it is referring to ---votes--to decide if you need a singular or plural verb.

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  • 3. 

    The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring ____________more than just a nuisance.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    ignore the dependent clause in the sentence to find your subject and verb

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  • 4. 

    Kara Wolters, together with her teammates, _________a formidable opponent on the basketball court.

    • A.

      Presents

    • B.

      Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Presents
    Explanation
    Ignore the words within the commas to make your subject and verb agree.

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  • 5. 

    Some of the grain ____________to be contaminated.

    • A.

      Appear

    • B.

      Appears

    Correct Answer
    B. Appears
    Explanation
    Ignore the prepositional phrase in the sentence and remember that the word some is an indefinite pronoun and can be singular or plural. You have to decide based on the word that it is referring to--grain.

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  • 6. 

    Everybody _______ welcome at the skating party.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    Remember that the word everybody is an indefinite pronoun. Indefinite pronouns with the words--body, one, or thing in them are singular and use a singular verb.

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  • 7. 

    Many of my friends __________good skaters.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    Remember--
    Ignore the prepositional phrase between your subject and verb
    Many is a plural indefinite pronoun.

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  • 8. 

    All of us _______________the music at the skating rink.

    • A.

      Enjoys

    • B.

      Enjoy

    Correct Answer
    B. Enjoy
    Explanation
    Ignore the prepositional phrase.
    All is an indefinite pronoun and can be singular or plural. You have to find the word that all is referring to and see if it is singular or plural.

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  • 9. 

    Most of the music__________________popular dance music.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    Ignore the prepositional phrase to find the subject and verb.
    Most is an indefinite pronoun that can be either singular or plural. Find the word that it is referring to and decide if it is singular or plural.

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  • 10. 

    I hope nobody ______________to bring skates.

    • A.

      Forgets

    • B.

      Forget

    Correct Answer
    A. Forgets
    Explanation
    Nobody is a singular indefinite pronoun (remember indefinite pronouns that have the words--body, one and thing are singular).
    An-s- is added to make a singular action verb in present tense.

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  • 11. 

    One of my brothers _____________ tomatoes every year.

    • A.

      Plants

    • B.

      Plant

    Correct Answer
    A. Plants
    Explanation
    One is a singular indefinite pronoun (remember indefinite pronouns that have the words--body, one and thing are singular).
    An-s- is added to make a singular action verb in present tense.

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  • 12. 

    Either the physicians in this hospital or the chief administrator ________ going to have to make a decision.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    When using either/or, pick the closes subject to decide whether to use the singular or plural verb. The correct verb form to use is "is" because "the chief administrator" is the subject closer to the verb and is singular.

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