Complex Subject-Verb Agreement: Inverted Order, Compound Subjects & Interrupting Phrases


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What is subject-verb agreement?

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


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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Making the subject and the verb of a sentence agree in number is important in communication. Demonstrate your understanding of this grammar rule with these practice questions on subject-verb agreement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your ability to match the subject of a sentence with the correct verb. Practice questions assess your comprehension of:

  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Interrupting phrases
  • Verb phrases

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills in this assessment:

  • Making connections - use understanding of verb phrases to identify them in a sentence
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subject-verb agreement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding interrupting phrases

Additional Learning

To improve your grammar skills, review the lesson titled Complex Subject-Verb Agreement: Inverted Order, Compound Subjects & Interrupting Phrases. This lesson covers:

  • Normal word order and inverted word order in English
  • What a compound subject is
  • How to determine agreement with compound subjects