Verb Agreement Exercise
These words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 23. All CDs, including the striped, (are) in this case. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. . “Some students won`t make it.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “Men don`t like to buy clothes.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days.
. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! “How do you react when someone compliments you?” There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view.
. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. . 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues.
These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. . 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 4.
Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. . 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. “Half of the students come from another country.” 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library.
. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the meeting.