Subject-Verb Agreement Tests

During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: to talk about a single member of the police, we can say cop or policeman – or the term gender-neutral policeman. “Half of the students come from another country.” 5. George and Tamara (not, not) want to see this movie. 20. The committee (debates, debates) examines these issues carefully. 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. 7.

One of my sisters is on a trip to France. “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by the addition of -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: 23. All CDs, even scratched, (is, are) in this case. “Some students are not going to succeed.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. “In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. 16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film.

9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, is) always on the floor. These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people.

These words always take the plural form of the verb: 10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. “40% of people don`t support the new law.”