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Subject-Verb Agreement

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Subject-Verb Agreement

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  1. Subject-Verb Agreement If the subject is singular, the verb should be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb should be plural.

  2. Interrupting Phrase Alex, as well as all of his relatives, (is, are) invited to the party.

  3. Interrupting Phrase Alex, as well as all of his relatives, is invited to the party.

  4. Verb before Subject There (is, are) a lot left to be done.

  5. Verb before Subject There is a lot left to be done.

  6. Verb before Subject Where (is, are) the members of the senior committee?

  7. Verb before Subject Where are the members of the senior committee?

  8. Verb before Subject At the back of the book (is, are) envelops that contain pictures.

  9. Verb before Subject At the back of the book are envelops that contain pictures.

  10. Indefinite Pronoun Each of the members (is, are) ready for a new election.

  11. Indefinite Pronoun Each of the members is ready for a new election.

  12. Indefinite Pronoun Each of the members is ready for a new election.

  13. Compound Subject(and) Juan and Marguerite (is, are) both lawyers.

  14. Compound Subject(and) Juan and Marguerite are both lawyers.

  15. Compound Subject(and) Each woman and man (has, have) asked the same question.

  16. Compound Subject(and) Each woman and man has asked the same question.

  17. Compound Subject(or, nor) Neither Almeta nor her teachers (was, were) present at the assembly.

  18. Compound Subject(or, nor) Neither Almeta nor her teachers were present at the assembly.

  19. Collective Nouns The crew (is, are) servicing the plane at 6:00 A.M.

  20. Collective Nouns The crew is servicing the plane at 6:00 A.M.

  21. Titles Friends, a long-running TV program, (has, have) gone off the air.

  22. Titles Friends, a long-running TV program, has gone off the air.

  23. Sums Three dollars was the price. Three dollars were lying there.

  24. Nouns ending in -s Economics, as well as mathematics, (is, are) difficult for many students.

  25. Nouns ending in -s Economics, as well as mathematics, is difficult for many students.

  26. Nouns ending in -s His trousers are badly wrinkled. Marv’s clothes were stylish and expensive.