Tense Consistency, Active Vs. Passive Voice, & Subject-Verb Agreement

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  • 1. 
    Determine whether the tense is consistent or inconsistent: When we go to the movies, we bought some popcorn.
    • A. 

      Consistent

    • B. 

      Inconsistent

  • 2. 
    Determine whether the tense is consistent or inconsistent: I pick up the telephone receiver quickly, but the line is still dead.
    • A. 

      Consistent

    • B. 

      Inconsistent

  • 3. 
    Determine whether the tense is consistent or inconsistent: Lightning struck our house, and I run straight for cover.
    • A. 

      Consistent

    • B. 

      Inconsistent

  • 4. 
    Determine whether the following sentence is written in Active or Passive Voice: The pilot instructed us on proper flight procedures.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Passive

  • 5. 
    Determine whether the following sentence is written in Active or Passive Voice: Brenda was elected to the student council.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Passive

  • 6. 
    Determine whether the following sentence is written in Active or Passive Voice: Many of the yearbook photos were taken by Adrienne.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Passive

  • 7. 
    Determine whether the following sentence is written in Active or Passive Voice: The new animation software creates vivid images.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Passive

  • 8. 
    A person is writing in the _____ voice if the action is done by the subject.
  • 9. 
    A person is writing in the ______ voice if the action is done to the subject.
  • 10. 
    Subject-Verb agreement means that if a subject is singular, the verb must also be singular and if the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Most plural nouns end in "s."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Most plural action verbs end in "s."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. A tidal wave, despite its name, (is, are) not caused by the tides.
  • 14. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. Earthquakes beneath the sea (causes, cause) most tidal waves.
  • 15. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. A network of warning signals (alert, alerts) people in coastal areas of an approaching tidal wave.
  • 16. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. The scientific name for tidal waves (are, is) tsunamis.
  • 17. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. Each of the Jackson brothers (study, studies) dance.
  • 18. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. Nobody in our family (speak, speaks) Greek well, but we all can speak a little bit.
  • 19. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. All of the fruit (is, are) ripe.
  • 20. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. All of the pears (is, are) ripe.
  • 21. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. Our dog and cat can (get, gets) baths in the summer.
  • 22. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. A chief geologist or her assistant (is, are) due to arrive tonight.
  • 23. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. A book or flowers usually (make, makes) an appropriate gift.
  • 24. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. The class (has, have) decided to have a science fair in November.
  • 25. 
    Identify the form of the verb in parenthesis that agrees with its subject. Marble Falls (is, are) a city in central Texas.
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