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The following sentence requires a singular verb, such as "was".

On the wall ... three huge paintings. True False

The following sentence has a plural subject and would need to be completed with a plural verb.

The secretary, like the manager, ... to take her holidays in July. True False

The following sentence requires a singular verb such as is.

The number of students who enrolled for this year ... small. True False

The following sentence has a plural subject which requires a plural verb.

Mikel, together with his friends, prepare the dinner. True False

The following sentence must be completed a plural verb come.

Here ... Joe and his two brothers. True False

The following sentence must be completed with a plural verb.

Anthony is one of the best students in ENGLCOM who .... recognition. True False

The following sentence must be completed with a singular verb is.

There ... a great collection of bicycles at the museum. True False

A Short Review

A singular subject demands a singular verb; a plural subject demands a plural verb.

Everyone Somebody Someone Each of the projectEverybodyis responsible for writing a chapter summary. partners

Most of the books in the library were stolen. Some All Some Most of the milk was spilled. All

Either ... or, Neither ... nor

likes Neither the doctors nor the nurse likes the patient.

Either the teacher or the children hates the song. hate

Sixty pesos is what I need to buy that gift. One half of the student body has voted. Three yards of satin cloth is needed for her dress. One half of the students have voted.

The young couple runs everyday. The group takes a bus to work.

A group of protesters burn the building. The audience take their seats.

A number of students go to the library.

The number of books in the library is small.

The student who wrote the poems is imaginative. A basket of flowers was given to his girlfriend. The best parts of the play were written by Clarrisse. Andrew, as well as his classmates, joins the competition.

Amy is a student who takes great pride in her work.


Amy is one of those students who take great pride in their work.

Victor is one of the technicians who deserve recognition. Victor is the only one of the technicians who deserves recognition.

Always SINGULAR VERBS

In our garden grow flowers of all hues. Flowers of all hues grow in our garden.

You, not Anne, are the speaker of todays event. A great mind, not big empty heads, is needed to improve this project.

There is a place in your heart. There are people dying.

Here is an expensive pen. Here are some of the topics you might want to review.

The sentences in the following problems have an asterisk in place of either is, are, has or have. Replace the asterisk in each sentence with the correct word.

The designers who developed the project * coming to the meeting. Either the animators or the designer we have just hired * going to move into the new room. Everybody voting in that way * rejected the President's statements. Neither of those pictures * very good.

One third of the population * happy.


One third of the people * happy. John and Sue are people who * the right skills. Chris is the only one of those employees who * filled in the form.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

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At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after. At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

A) B) C) D)

Al and Eli go to the beach to surf with their friends. Al and Eli go to the beach to surf with their friends. Al and Eli goes to the beach to surf with their friends. Al and Eli goes to the beach to surf with their friends.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

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When Al and Eli arrive, they find that their friends has waxed their boards. When Al and Eli arrive, they find that their friends has waxed their boards. When Al and Eli arrive, they find that their friends have waxed their boards. When Al and Eli arrive, they find that their friends have waxed their boards.

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1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

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The group of children from that school has never seen the ocean. The group of children from that school have never seen the ocean. The group of children from that school has never seen the ocean. The group of children from that school have never seen the ocean.

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1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

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If our staff members doesn't quit picking at each other, we will not meet our goals. If our staff members don't quit picking at each other, we will not meet our goals. If our staff members don't quit picking at each other, we will not meet our goals. If our staff members doesn't quit picking at each other, we will not meet our goals.

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1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

A) B) C) D)

Either Gary or I am responsible for allocating the funds. Either Gary or I are responsible for allocating the funds. Either Gary or I am responsible for allocating the funds. Either Gary or I are responsible for allocating the funds.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

A) B) C) D)

Neither she nor they were willing to predict the election results. Neither she nor they was willing to predict the election results. Neither she nor they was willing to predict the election results. Neither she nor they were willing to predict the election results.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

A) B) C) D)

Nora is one of the candidates who are worthy of my vote. Nora is one of the candidates who is worthy of my vote. Nora is one of the candidates who are worthy of my vote. Nora is one of the candidates who is worthy of my vote.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

A) B) C) D)

Nora, of all the candidates who are running, is the best. Nora, of all the candidates who are running, is the best. Nora, of all the candidates who is running, is the best. Nora, of all the candidates who is running, is the best.

1. Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agr

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My problem, which is minor in comparison with others, exists because I dropped out of high school. My problem, which is minor in comparison with others, exist because I dropped out of high school. My problem, which is minor in comparison with others, exists because I dropped out of high school. My problem, which is minor in comparison with others, exist because I dropped out of high school.

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