Subject Agreement Practice
During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! These words always take the plural form of the verb: 4. The Guide and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form.
Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” “Some students are not going to succeed.” Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. . 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film.
3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. “In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) in my street. 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. “Half of the students come from another country.” To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer.
21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. 7. The students, accompanied by their teacher, had a picnic. 5. George and Tamara (not, not) want to see this movie. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! 20. The committee (debates, debates) is carefully considering these issues. .