Subject/verb Agreement And Run-ons, Fragments, And Comma Splices

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Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____________my boss or my sisters in the union going to win this grievance?
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 2. 
    Some of the votes __________________________to have been miscounted.
    • A. 

      Seem

    • B. 

      Seems

  • 3. 
    The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring ____________more than just a nuisance.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

  • 4. 
    Kara Wolters, together with her teammates, _________a formidable opponent on the basketball court.
    • A. 

      Presents

    • B. 

      Present

  • 5. 
    Everybody _______ welcome at the skating party.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 6. 
    Many of my friends __________good skaters.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 7. 
    All of us _______________the music at the skating rink.
    • A. 

      Enjoys

    • B. 

      Enjoy

  • 8. 
    Most of the music__________________popular dance music.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 9. 
    I hope nobody ______________to bring skates.
    • A. 

      Forgets

    • B. 

      Forget

  • 10. 
    One of my brothers _____________ tomatoes every year.
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Plant

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Our town has four restaurants only one is open at 7:00am.

    • B. 

      Our town has four restaurants, only one is open at 7:00am.

    • C. 

      Our town has four restaurants; only one, is open at 7:00am.

    • D. 

      Our town has four restaurants; only one is open at 7:00am.

    • E. 

      Only one is open at 7:00am, our town has four restaurants.

  • 12. 
    Which sentence below is correct?
    • A. 

      Look through the window you can see the mountain peaks in the distance.

    • B. 

      If you look through the window, you can see the mountain peaks in the distance.

    • C. 

      Look through the window, you can see the mountain peaks in the distance.

    • D. 

      You can see the mountain peaks in the distance, look through the window.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Larry is never interested in going for a run in the winter however in the summer he'll take a brief jog.

    • B. 

      Larry is never interested in going for a run in the winter, however, in the summer he'll take a brief jog.

    • C. 

      Larry is never interested in going for a run in the winter however, in the summer he'll take a brief jog.

    • D. 

      Larry is never interested in going for a run in the winter; however in the summer he'll take a brief jog.

    • E. 

      Larry is never interested in going for a run in the winter; however, in the summer he'll take a brief jog.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      We've done all that we can here pack up the supplies.

    • B. 

      We've done all that we can here, pack up the supplies.

    • C. 

      Pack up the supplies, we've done all that we can here.

    • D. 

      We've done all that we can here; pack up the supplies.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Although it was a more difficult test than the students had ever taken.

    • B. 

      We decided to study before we went out to the party.

    • C. 

      Her ability to remember details, after all, not what is used to be.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Sand piling up along the beach.

    • B. 

      She wanted to use a shovel to dig a hole in the ground.

    • C. 

      However, who wanted to be the winner of the contest.

  • 17. 
    Which one is NOT a sentence fragment?
    • A. 

      Bobby receiving more than sixty boxes of donations this year.

    • B. 

      Leaving for Florida soon.

    • C. 

      Since Susan hasn't seen the dentist, her teeth are rotten.

  • 18. 
    Select the answer that correctly completes each group of words to form a sentence or sentences. The best way to get to Columbus, Ohio is to take the highway __________ is no point in taking an airplane these days.
    • A. 

      , there;

    • B. 

      , there

    • C. 

      . There

    • D. 

      There

  • 19. 
    Select the answer that correctly completes each group of words to form a sentence or sentences. Having a car allows you to get places quickly _______________ don't have to ask your parents for a ride.
    • A. 

      So you,

    • B. 

      So you;

    • C. 

      , so you,

    • D. 

      , so you

  • 20. 
    Select the answer that correctly completes each group of words to form a sentence or sentences. Normally, I wouldn't spend time with elves and fairies ___________ are so fascinating.
    • A. 

      But; they

    • B. 

      But. They

    • C. 

      , but they

    • D. 

      But they,

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      The sentence is correct.

    • B. 

      The group of words is a dependent clause and can't stand alone as a sentence.

    • C. 

      The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    • D. 

      The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction or semicolon.

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      The sentence is correct.

    • B. 

      The group of words is a dependent clause and can't stand alone as a sentence.

    • C. 

      The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    • D. 

      The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction.

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      The sentence is correct.

    • B. 

      The group of words is a dependent clause and can't stand alone as a sentence.

    • C. 

      The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    • D. 

      The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction.

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      The sentence is correct.

    • B. 

      The group of words is a dependent clause and can't stand alone as a sentence.

    • C. 

      The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    • D. 

      The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction.

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      The sentence is correct.

    • B. 

      The group of words is a dependent clause and can't stand alone as a sentence.

    • C. 

      The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    • D. 

      The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction.