Subject Verb Agreement Exercise 1

Subject-verb agreement is a key aspect of writing in the English language. When constructing sentences, it’s important to ensure that the subject and verb agree with one another in number. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular, and if the subject is plural, the verb must be plural.

To help you improve your subject-verb agreement skills, we’ve created an exercise that will test your understanding of this grammar rule. Let`s dive into exercise 1!

Exercise 1: Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb.

1. The team of players ___ ready to play the game. (is/are)

2. Our neighbors ___ throwing a party tonight. (is/are)

3. One of the students ___ a high grade on the test. (receives/receive)

4. The group of friends ___ going to see a movie. (is/are)

5. The committee ___ made a decision about the project. (was/were)

6. Neither of the boys ___ excited about going to school. (is/are)

7. The pack of wolves ___ hunting for food. (is/are)

8. The number of people in attendance ___ surprised us. (was/were)

9. The list of chores ___ getting longer every day. (is/are)

10. The flock of birds ___ flying in formation. (is/are)

Answers:

1. The team of players is ready to play the game.

2. Our neighbors are throwing a party tonight.

3. One of the students receives a high grade on the test.

4. The group of friends is going to see a movie.

5. The committee was made a decision about the project.

6. Neither of the boys is excited about going to school.

7. The pack of wolves is hunting for food.

8. The number of people in attendance surprised us.

9. The list of chores is getting longer every day.

10. The flock of birds is flying in formation.

By completing this exercise, you`ll have reinforced the subject-verb agreement rule and hopefully feel more confident about using it in your writing. Remember, good writing involves proper grammar, and mastering subject-verb agreement is an essential component. Keep practicing, and you`ll be on your way to writing impeccable sentences!

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