Subject-Verb Agreement

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  • Q1

    In each of the following sentences supply a verb in agreement with its subject.

    (a) The colours of the painting _____ extremely beautiful.

    (b) Neither the spoons nor the plate _____ clean.

    (c) Four months _____ such a long time to complete the project.

    (d) Everyone thinks he _____ innocent.

    (e) Mathematics _____ my favourite subject.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) The colours of the painting are extremely beautiful.

    (b) Neither the spoons nor the plate is clean.

    (c) Four months is such a long time to complete the project.

    (d) Everyone thinks he is innocent.

    (e) Mathematics is my favourite subject.

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  • Q2

    Rearrange the following words and phrases into meaningful sentences.

    (a) is/ fiber/ man-made/ a/ rayon

    (b) dissolving/ made by/ in a/ it is/ sodium hydroxide/ cellulose/ solution of

    (c) shredded wood pulp/ is/ the cellulose/ obtained from

    (d) is formed/ technical process/ the disolved cellulose/ in to threads/ by a

    (e) heated roller/ they are/ on a/ after that/ dried

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Rayon is a man-made fiber.

    (b) It is made by dissolving cellulose in a solution of sodium hydroxide.

    (c) The cellulose is obtained from shredded wood pulp.

    (d) The dissolved cellulose is formed into threads by a technical process.

    (e) After that they are dried on a heated roller.

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  • Q3

    Fill in the blanks with correct options.

    Tom and Jerry (a) (is/are) an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It (b) (had centred/ centres) on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom and Jerry, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy. Numerous Tom and Jerry shorts (c) (have been/ has been) subject to controversy, mainly over racial stereotypes which (d) (involved/ involves) the portrayal of the recurring black character Mammy Two Shoes and characters appearing in blackface. Other controversial themes include cannibalism and the glamorization (e) (over/of) smoking.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) is

    (b) centres

    (c) have been

    (d) involves

    (e) of

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  • Q4

    In each of the following sentences supply a verb in agreement with its subject.

    (a) There _____ twenty chocolates in that bag earlier.

    (b) Now there ______ only one left!

    (c) The various discoveries and inventions made by man ______ been responsible for bringing about a drastic and remarkable change in our lives.

    (d) The players, as well as the captain, ______ to win.

    (e) Either answer _____ acceptable.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) There were twenty chocolates in that bag earlier.

    (b) Now there is only one left!

    (c) The various discoveries and inventions made by man have been responsible for bringing about a drastic and remarkable change in our lives.

    (d) The players, as well as the captain, want to win.

    (e) Either answer is acceptable.

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  • Q5

    Choose the correct option to complete the following sentences.

    (a) Time and tide _____ (waits/will wait) for no man

    (b) He asked me whether either of the applicants (was/ were) suitable.

    (c) Every one of the rooms (are/ is) full.

    (d) The news you heard yesterday (are/is) false.

    (e) The wages of sin (was/ is) death.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Time and tide waits for no man

    (b) He asked me whether either of the applicants was suitable.

    (c) Every one of the rooms is full.

    (d) The news you heard yesterday is false.

    (e) The wages of sin is death.

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