Subject-Verb Agreement

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  • Q1

    A number of people ______ waiting to see their favourite hero.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    are

    Explanation:

    When the word 'number' is preceded with the article 'a', always use a plural verb.

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  • Q2

    Here _______ your pencil.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    is

    Explanation:

    In sentences beginning with 'Here/There', the subject follows the verb. Since 'Here/There' is not the subject, the verb agrees with what follows (your pencil).

     

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  • Q3

    There _______ thirty students in my class.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    are

    Explanation:

    In sentences beginning with 'Here/There', the subject follows the verb. Since 'Here/There' is not the subject, the verb agrees with what follows (thirty students).

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  • Q4

    Neither of us ______ capable of doing the job.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    is

    Explanation:

    'Either, neither, each, every, many a' always take singular verbs.

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  • Q5

    Either of them _________ available to receive the prize.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    is

    Explanation:

    'Either, neither, each, every, many a' always take singular verbs.

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