Subject / Verb Agreement Worksheet 3
Underline the correct verb form. If
the subject is a noun rather than a pronoun, you may need to substitute the
pronoun subject in order to see if you have chosen the correct verb, i. e. use
“they” in place of a plural noun such as “people,” or a noun phrase such
as “all of the children” and “he,” “she,” or “it” in place of a
singular noun. EXAMPLES: The cow
and the horse (eat, eats) hay every night. “They”
eat hay every night. John
(do, does) his homework after school. “He”
does his homework after school.
The world (change, changes) so rapidly that we can hardly keep up.
People (is, are) often ten or twenty years behind the times in their
knowledge of the world.
People who (live, lives) in poverty often do not even have television or
He (doesn’t, don’t) want to be killed.
Life (is, are) very complicated
Traditionally, college students (has, have) been very active in politics.
There (is, are) both men and women at the meeting.
The students in my class (has, have) very poor work habits.
Each of you (has, have) an equal chance to make good grades.
All of the children (was, were) hunting Easter eggs in the garden.
A notebook and a pen (is, are) lying on the desk in the library.
My son, along with two friends, (is, are) coming for the weekend.
Sitting on the sofa (was, were) two students from Thailand.
Either the workers or the manager (is, are) coming to the conference.
Not only the students, but also the teacher (has, have) been unhappy.
Everybody (hate, hates) to take tests.
Knowledge gained after long study (disappear, disappears) rapidly from
One of my greatest worries in college (was, were) that I would study hard
and still flunk important tests.
Georgia Southern University (provide, provides) some scholarships for the
The news about Afghanistan (is, are) shocking, isn’t it?
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