Subject Verb Agreement Quiz for Practise

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Subject Verb Agreement: Working in a professional environment, you must present a professional image of yourself. Similarly, when working with English vocabulary, you must have the right knowledge about subject-verb agreement to be able to work with sentences. The concept behind, subject-verb agreement is quite simple. It is when a subject and its verb must be both singular or both plural, respectively. If a singular subject will take a singular verb. Whereas, a plural subject will take a plural verb. To understand more, practise some subject-verb agreement quizzes from the blog post below. 

What is Subject-Verb Agreement?

Subject-verb agreement is a grammatical principle wherein the subject of the sentence must agree with the verb in terms of number (singular or plural). In layman’s words, if the subject of a sentence is singular, the verb must be singular, and if the subject is plural, the verb must be plural.

Check out some of the subject-verb agreement quizzes which will help you strengthen your knowledge about this topic. 

Quick Read: English Grammar for Class 10

Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 1

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate subject-verb agreement. 

  1. Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence:

The cat and the dog ___________ playing in the garden.
a) is
b) are

  1. Which sentence has the correct subject-verb agreement?

a) The group of students is studying for their exams.
b) The group of students are studying for their exams.

  1. Select the sentence with the correct subject-verb agreement:

a) Neither of the answers seems correct.
b) Neither of the answers seems correct.

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct verb form:

Each of the students __________ a different language.

a) speaks
b) speak

  1. Choose the correct verb form:

The news from the radio ____________ shocking.

a) is
b) are

  1. Which sentence demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement?

a) Either John or his brothers are coming to the party.
b) Either John or his brothers are coming to the party.

  1. Complete the sentence with the correct verb form:

The number of people attending the event ____________ increasing.

a) is
b) are

  1. Select the sentence with the correct subject-verb agreement:

a) My shoes are in the closet.
b) My shoes are in the closet.

  1. Fill in the blank with the appropriate verb form:

The jury ____________ to reach a verdict.

a) is
b) are

  1. Choose the correct verb form:

Five dollars __________ is a high price for that item.
a) is
b) are

Answers for Quiz 1

  1. Are
  2. The group of students is studying for their exams.
  3. Neither of the answers seems correct
  4. Speaks
  5. Is
  6. Either John or his brothers are coming to the party
  7. Is
  8. My shoes are in the closet.
  9. Is
  10. Is

Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks with the correct subject-verb agreement

  1. The cat _____ (is/are) sleeping on the windowsill.
  2. Every student in the class _____ (was/were) given a textbook.
  3. Neither the books nor the magazines ______ (belongs/belong) on that shelf.
  4. The committee _______ (has/have) not yet reached a decision.
  5. Either the dog or the cats _______ (needs/need) to be fed.

Answers for Fill in the Blanks

  1. Is
  2. Was
  3. Belong
  4. Has
  5. Needs

Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 3 Fill in the Blanks

Choose the correct form of a verb from the following sentences.

  1. The cat ____ (sleeps, sleep) peacefully on the windowsill.
  2. Neither of the boys ______ (is, are) attending the party tonight.
  3. Each of the students  _____ (has, have) completed their assignments.
  4. The team captain, along with his players, _______ (is, are) training hard for the upcoming match.
  5. Ten dollars _______ (is, are) a reasonable price for that book.
  6. The committee ________ (has, have) reached a decision.
  7. The herd of elephants  ________ (was, were) grazing in the savanna.
  8. Neither the teacher nor the students _______ (is, are) happy about the test results.
  9. Every dog and cat in the shelter _______ (needs, need) a loving home.
  10.  The sound of the waves ______ (calm, calms) my mind.

Answers For Fill in the Blanks

  1. Sleeps
  2. Are
  3. Have
  4. Are
  5. Is
  6. Has
  7. Were

Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 4

Here are some jumbled sentences which you need to rearrange to ensure proper subject-verb agreement.

  1. Many of the students excellent grades achieved last semester.
  2. The old house in the neighbourhood haunted is rumoured to be.
  3. Every morning, the birds outside my window beautiful melodies sing.
  4. Several problems with the new software recently identified were.
  5. The delicious aroma from the kitchen of freshly baked bread fills the house.

Answers For Jumbled Sentences

  1. Many of the students achieved excellent grades last semester.
  2. The old house in the neighbourhood is rumoured to be haunted.
  3. Every morning, the birds sing beautiful melodies outside my window.
  4. Several problems were recently identified with the new software.
  5. The delicious aroma of freshly baked bread from the kitchen fills the house.

Also Read: Subject-Verb Agreement: 12 Rules & Examples

Types of Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-verb agreements are of various types. Let us understand each one of them one by one. 

Indefinite pronouns

It is a pronoun that does not refer to any amount, person, or thing. Example: Someone left their umbrella in the hallway.

Here “someone” is the indefinite pronoun. It doesn’t refer to a specific person but rather to any unspecified person.

Collective nouns

It is a noun referring to a collective of things that are taken as a whole. Example: An army of ants marched across the forest floor. 

In this sentence, “army” is the collective noun that refers to a group of ants.

Compound subjects

Compound subjects are where there is more than one noun or pronoun as the subject of the sentence. Example: John and Mary went to the store.

In this sentence, “John” and “Mary” together form the compound subject.

Also Read: All about Regular and Irregular Verbs

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FAQs

What is a subject-verb agreement example?

In this, the verbs must agree with the subjects in number and person. For example: The cat eats her food every day.

What is a subject-verb agreement?

A subject-verb agreement is used in sentences when the verbs always agree with the subject in both numbers (plural and singular form).

What is one rule for subject-verb agreement?

One rule for subject-verb agreement is when the subject is a singular or uncountable noun, then the verb must be singular.

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