Subject-Verb Agreement

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  • Q1

    He ________ to consult a doctor.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    needs

    Explanation:

    In case of the third person singular, in simple present tense, verb always takes ‘-s’ or ‘-es’.

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  • Q2

    The crockery or forks ________ on that shelf.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    are

    Explanation:

    When a singular subject is connected by ‘or’ or ‘nor’ to a plural subject, put the plural subject last and use a plural verb.

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  • Q3

    Either Robert or Daniel ________ broken this vase.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    has

    Explanation:

    Two singular subjects connected by either...or take a singular verb.

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  • Q4

    Neither Sam nor Andrew ______to be blamed.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    is

    Explanation:

    Two singular subjects connected by neither...nor always take a singular verb.

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  • Q5

    The river Nile ________ from south to north.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    flows

    Explanation:

    Singular subjects take root verb + es in present indefinite tense.

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