Subject-Verb Agreement 1

Index
Click the most suitable word or phrase in each sentence. ANSWERS
1) Athletics was | were my favourite activity at school. RULE#2
2) Pliers are | is a common hand tool with opposing jaws for cutting, bending and gripping. RULE#3
3) My family has | have owned this mansion for a long time. RULE#5
4) Physics have | has never been my favourite subject. RULE#2
5) The stairs leads | lead to the top of the Eiffel Tower. RULE#1
6) The police is | are investigating the crime. RULE#4
7) Measles are | is an infectious disease. RULE#2
8) The supplier may furnish the declaration at any time, even after the goods have | has been delivered. RULE#1
9) Where is | are my running shorts? RULE#3
10) The staff is | are annoyed about the changes. RULE#4
11) The government has | have been slow to react to the crisis. RULE#5
12) The good news are | is that next week will be fine and sunny. RULE#2
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CORRECT!

RULE#2 => ATHLETICS + SINGULAR VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#2 => ATHLETICS + SINGULAR VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#3 => PLIERS + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#3 => PLIERS + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#3 => FAMILY + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#3 => FAMILY + SINGULAR VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#2 => PHYSICS + SINGULAR VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#2 => PHYSICS + SINGULAR VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#1 => STAIRS + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#1 => STAIRS + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#4 => POLICE + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#4 => POLICE + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#2 => MEASLES + SINGULAR VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#2 => MEASLES + SINGULAR VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#1 => GOODS + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#1 => GOODS + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#3 => SHORT + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#3 => SHORT + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#4 => STAFF + PLURAL VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#4 => STAFF + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#5 => GOVERNMENT + SINGULAR VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#5 => GOVERNMENT + PLURAL VERB

CORRECT!

RULE#2 => NEWS + SINGULAR VERB

INCORRECT!

RULE#2 => NEWS + SINGULAR VERB

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