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Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Does the following sentence contain the correct verb?

The reason for my decisions is complicated.

Question 2 2.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 3 3. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 4 4. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 5 5.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

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Question 6 6. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 8 8.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 9 9. What can you do to avoid allowing an interrupting phrase to cause disagreement with the subject and verb?

Question 10 10. What is another name for group nouns?

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Question 11 11.

Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an erroneous shift in verb tense.

I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my coworkers is the best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job.

Question 12 12.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Everyone _____ at the carnival.

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 14 14.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

There _____ a few problems with the new computer system.

Question 15 15.

What is the subject in this sentence?

Bob and Rick, who both played soccer last year, have decided to try out again this year.

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Question 16 16.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Either my sister or my brother _____ my math textbook.

Question 17 17.

What is the verb phrase in this sentence?

Where did Billy go this afternoon?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 19 19.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 20 20. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

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Question 21 21. What is subject-verb agreement?

Question 22 22.

In the following sentence, how would you determine whether to use a singular or plural verb to complete the sentence?

Either my mother or my sisters _____ at the mall.

Question 23 23.

What is the interrupting phrase in this sentence?

Bob and Rick, who both played soccer last year, have decided to try out again this year.

Question 24 24. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 25 25.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter Exam Instructions

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