Subject-Verb Agreement

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  • Q1

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

    (a) Erica is the only student who _____ lived up to the potential described in the yearly report book.

    (b) Not only the players, but their coach too _____ been called to the Dean’s office.

    (c) The minister, together with his wife, ______ the press cordially.

    (d) All the cassettes, even the scratched one, _______ in this drawer.

    (e) A large number of voters still ____ along straight-party lines.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Erica is the only student who has lived up to the potential described in the yearly report book.

    (b) Not only the players, but their coach too has been called to the Dean’s office.

    (c) The minister, together with his wife, greets the press cordially.

    (d) All the cassettes, even the scratched one, are in this drawer.

    (e) A large number of voters still vote along straight-party lines.

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  • Q2

    Some words are wrongly used in the following sentences. Write down the wrong words and the right option for each of the following sentences. Make no changes in case the sentence is correct.

    1. The poet and the philosopher are dead.

    2. The poet and philosopher are dead.

    3. The king, with all his ministers were killed.

    4. Every man and every woman present in the party was enjoying.

    5. Either of the two applicants are suitable.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. No change

    2. The poet and philosopher is dead.

    3. The king, with all his ministers was killed.

    4. No change

    5. Either of the two applicants is suitable.

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  • Q3

    Fill up the blanks in each of the following sentences with the right word from the choice given in brackets.

    1. The captain, along with his other players, _____ totally committed. (is, are)

    2. Either you or he ______ lying. (is, are)

    3. The committee ______ undecided. There was no agreement among the members. (is, are)

    4. One of his brothers ______ a doctor. (is, are)

    5. Neither Oxford nor Cambridge _____ far from London. (is, are)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The captain, along with his other players, is totally committed.

    2. Either you or he is lying.

    3. The committee are undecided. There was no agreement among the members.

    4. One of his brothers is a doctor.

    5. Neither Oxford nor Cambridge is far from London.

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences.

    1. The majority of us have in favour.

    2. Salome, together with Nancy, play badminton.

    3. Each door and each window were opened.

    4. My limited means does not allow me to be extravagant.

    5. Neither my brother nor my sisters was present in the meeting.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The majority of us are in favour.

    2. Salome, together with Nancy, plays badminton.

    3. Each door and each window was opened.

    4. My limited means do not allow me to be extravagant.

    5. Neither my brother nor my sisters were present in the meeting.

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  • Q5

    Choose the correct option.

    1. There (is are) no good reasons for doing that.

    2. The shoes in that store (is are) expensive.

    3. One of my friends (has/have) gone to Italy.

    4. Either James or Dan (is / are) responsible for this.

    5. The singer and actor (has/have) arrived.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. There are no good reasons for doing that.

    2. The shoes in that store are expensive.

    3. One of my friends has gone to Italy.

    4. Either James or Dan is responsible for this.

    5. The singer and actor has arrived.

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