This verb agreement test test verifies your understanding of the use of the correct form of the verb depending on the subject. Sometimes you need a singular verb. Sometimes you need a plural verb. Do you know when to use? Find it with the exercise below. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, linked to and, the verb is always plural. In the example, a wish is expressed, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular subject. Mathematics – my favorite subject when I was in high school. Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject.
Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Rule 7: Collective nouns such as family, couple, staff, public, etc. take a singular verb. Exception: In either or either, neither/nor, if the subject is composed, i.e. one subject is singular and the other plural, then the verb agrees with the name or pronoun that is closest to it. Exception: If the collective noun is not used as a unit, but for different individuals or things, it takes a plural verb. Rule 6: Use a single verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if they are considered a unit. Instructions: Highlight the correct verb in these sentences.
1. The girl or her sisters (see, watch) television every day. 2. Rohan (no, no) loves sports. 3. His classmates or the boy (studies, studies) before a test. 4. One of the cookies (missing) is missing.
5. A lady with 10 dogs (live, live) in this big house. 6. Mumps is very serious. 7. The committee (decides) the date of the adjournment. 8. Our team (is, are) the best. 9. Everyone (enjoy, enjoy) a good song. 10.
Either (is, are) adapted. Question 3. Enter a verb in the drafts in accordance with its theme. (a) No news…. Good news. (b) The girl and the boy … Missing. (c) A third of the city … Flooded.
(d) “The Three Idiots” …. Director: Raju Hirani. e) Bhagwan Le, the writer, and the poet, …. Death. (f) saffron, white and green …. The colours of the Indian flag. g) chicken and cheese …. My favorite breakfast. (h) the crew …