Mastering Subject-Verb Agreement: Exercises with Answers

Agreement Exercises, Practice Questions Englishtipz

20 multiple-choice questions on subject-verb agreement (also known as 'concord') to test your proficiency:  You may also use this as practice questions for competitive examinations.

1
In the sentence, "The team ______ playing well," which verb properly agrees with the subject?
a) is
b) are
c) am
d) be

2
Which verb correctly fills in the blank in the sentence: "Each of the students ______ a textbook."
a) has
b) have
c) is
d) are

3
Choose the appropriate verb to complete the sentence: "Neither the cat nor the dog ______ allowed on the bed."
a) is
b) are
c) were
d) be

4
Which verb properly agrees with the subject in the sentence: "Either the cakes or the cookies ______ delicious."
a) tastes
b) taste
c) are
d) is

5
Select the correct verb to complete the sentence: "Every student in the class ______ his or her own locker."
a) has
b) have
c) is
d) are

6
Which verb fills in the blank correctly in the sentence: "Some of the cake ______ gone."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

7
In the sentence, "The book, along with its sequels, ______ captivating," which verb properly agrees with the subject?
a) is
b) are
c) were
d) be

8
Choose the appropriate verb to complete the sentence: "Many of the birds ______ chirping loudly."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

9
Which verb properly agrees with the subject in the sentence: "Tom and Jerry ______ playing in the garden."
a) is
b) are
c) were
d) be

10
Select the correct verb to complete the sentence: "Neither the teacher nor the students ______ satisfied."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

11
In the sentence, "Some of the cake ______ gone," which verb properly agrees with the subject?
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

12

Choose the appropriate verb to complete the sentence: "Either the cars or the bicycles ______ repairs."
a) needs
b) need
c) is needing
d) are needing

13
Which verb correctly fills in the blank in the sentence: "Every dog and cat ______ food."
a) needs
b) need
c) is needing
d) are needing

14
Select the correct verb to complete the sentence: "Both of the boys ______ happy."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

15
In the sentence, "Many of the students ______ absent today," which verb properly agrees with the subject?
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

16
Choose the appropriate verb to complete the sentence: "Either the cake or the cookies ______ delicious."
a) tastes
b) taste
c) is
d) are

17
Which verb properly agrees with the subject in the sentence: "Some of the books ______ missing."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

18
Select the correct verb to complete the sentence: "Many ______ attending the event."
a) is
b) are
c) was
d) were

19
In the sentence, "Everyone ______ to succeed," which verb properly agrees with the subject?
a) wants
b) want
c) is wanting
d) are wanting

20
Choose the appropriate verb to complete the sentence: "Either the cat or the dog ______ allowed on the bed."
a) is
b) are
c) were
d) be


Answers

1. b) are
2. a) has
3. a) is
4. b) taste
5. a) has
6. c) was
7. a) is
8. b) are
9. b) are
10. b) are
11. a) is
12. b) need
13. b) need
14. b) are
15. b) are
16. b) taste
17. b) are
18. b) are
19. a) wants
20. a) is

 

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