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Test: Verb- 2 - Question 1

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb.

Q. There ______ two sides to every argument.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 1

Option B is the correct answer. Since the sentence indicates there being two sides, i.e., in the plural, the auxiliary verb will also be in the plural. Thus, option A is incorrect. Has/have is used in a sentence following a noun or pronoun. Due to the absence of either, their use here is incorrect. So, Options A,C and D are all incorrect. 

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 2

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb from the options given below:

Q. The number of computer advancements ______ increasing every year.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 2

When a subject is singular, a singular verb follows it and when it is plural, a plural verb follows it. This agreement between the subject and the verb is called the subject-verb agreement. In the sentence "The number of computer advancements" is the subject, here "the number" is singular, hence a singular verb will be used. The phrase 'a number of' is used with plural nouns, hence a plural verb would be used, whereas 'the number' is singular, it's the head of the subject, hence a singular verb will be used here. "The" plays an important role in the subject, determining the verb to be used. Since a singular verb is used here, 'is' is appropriate, it's the form of 'to be' used in sentences of the third person singular point of view. Singular verbs like 'is' end with an s whereas plural verbs don't. Hence option B is correct. Option A is incorrect as the subject is singular, and 'are' is used when the subject is plural. 'Has' is used when the subject experiences something or owns something. 'Has' is in the third person singular point of view, but is followed by a verb in the past tense, to suggest that the action has already been completed 'had increased', or in the present perfect continuous tense, 'has' is followed by 'been' as in 'has been increasing'. Here the sentence is in present tense, so 'been' would have made the option correct, otherwise, option C is incorrect. 'Have' is a plural verb, whereas we need a singular verb. Hence option D is also incorrect.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 3

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb.

Q. There ___ a lot of people here.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 3

The subject of the sentence is 'a lot pf people' and so the verb will be plural verb 'are'.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 4

Fill in the blank with a suitable form of verb.

Q. Not only the fans but also the team's head coach _____ shocked to be in the championship game.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 4

The subject of the sentence is the head coach. It being a singular noun, the following verb will also be in the singular. Thus, option A is incorrect. Has/ have usually follow pronouns indicating belonging, which aren't present here. Thus, options C and D are also incorrect. 

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 5

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb.

Q. Ten dollars _______ a nice raise. I need the extra money. [Intermediate]

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 5

A specific amount when taken together is treated as singular subject and so the verb used is also singular, i.e. 'is'.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 6

Complete the following dialogue by choosing the correct form of the verb:

Q. I think the blue ones ________  better with the jacket.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 6

When a subject is singular, the verb that follows is also singular, and when the subject is plural, the verb is also plural. This agreement between the subject and verb is called the subject-verb agreement. In the sentence, "I think the blue ones" is the subject, where 'ones' is the main subject, it's plural, hence we use a plural verb. Singular verbs generally end with s, whereas plural verbs do not end with an s. For example, in 'The blue jacket goes better with these pants', 'the blue jacket' is singular and so is the verb 'goes' that ends with s. Here the subject is plural, hence 'go' will be used, 'go' is a plural verb, so option A is correct and B is incorrect. 'Were having gone' is grammatically incorrect, 'having' is a gerund or a participle, and 'gone' is the past participle of the verb 'go', as the phrase is grammatically incorrect, option C is wrong. 'Has gone' is irrelevant here, because 'has' is a singular verb whereas the subject is plural, hence option D is incorrect.

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Test: Verb- 2 - Question 7

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb:.

Q. 5280 feet _____ a mile.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 7

A distance taken together as a reference is considered as Singular and so the answer will be singular verb 'is'.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 8

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb.

Q. Everybody ____ here for you.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 8

Subject-verb agreement is basically an agreement between the subject and the verb, in a sentence. "The subject must agree with the verb in number (singular or plural)." If the subject is singular, then the verb must be singular, for example: The dog is barking. (dog is singular, 'is' is a singular verb)
When the subject is plural, the verb also must be plural, for example: The dogs are barking. (dogs are plural, 'are' is a plural verb)
The subject in the given sentence is "everybody", (the subject is that thing or person that performs the action of the verb). 'Everybody' is a pronoun that refers to every body, or every person. It is singular, hence the verb that follows will also be singular.
From the options, 'is' is a singular verb whereas 'are' is a plural verb. (Consider the given examples.) The singular verb 'is' agrees with the singular subject 'everybody'. Hence option B is correct and A is incorrect.
When 'has' is used as the main verb, it means 'to possess or own something'. When placed in the given sentence, it does not express a complete thought: Hence option C is incorrect.
'Have' is the plural form of 'has'; neither does it agree with the subject, nor is it relevant in meaning here (the same as 'has'). Hence option D is incorrect.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 9

Fill in the blank with a suitable form of verb.

Q. Not only the fans but also the team's head coach _____ shocked to be in the championship game.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 9

The subject of the sentence is the head coach. It being a singular noun, the following verb will also be in the singular. Thus, option A is incorrect. Has/ have usually follow pronouns indicating belonging, which aren't present here. Thus, options C and D are also incorrect. 

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 10

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb:

Q. Jill as well as Jack ______ up the hill. [Intermediate]

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 10

'As well as' does not compound the subjects and so the verb has to be in agreement with the first subject i.e 'Jill'. So, the answer will be the singular verb 'is'.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 11

Fill in the blank with a suitable verb from the options given below:

Q. The number of computer advancements ______ increasing every year.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 11

When a subject is singular, a singular verb follows it and when it is plural, a plural verb follows it. This agreement between the subject and the verb is called the subject-verb agreement. In the sentence "The number of computer advancements" is the subject, here "the number" is singular, hence a singular verb will be used. The phrase 'a number of' is used with plural nouns, hence a plural verb would be used, whereas 'the number' is singular, it's the head of the subject, hence a singular verb will be used here. "The" plays an important role in the subject, determining the verb to be used. Since a singular verb is used here, 'is' is appropriate, it's the form of 'to be' used in sentences of the third person singular point of view. Singular verbs like 'is' end with an s whereas plural verbs don't. Hence option B is correct. Option A is incorrect as the subject is singular, and 'are' is used when the subject is plural. 'Has' is used when the subject experiences something or owns something. 'Has' is in the third person singular point of view, but is followed by a verb in the past tense, to suggest that the action has already been completed 'had increased', or in the present perfect continuous tense, 'has' is followed by 'been' as in 'has been increasing'. Here the sentence is in present tense, so 'been' would have made the option correct, otherwise, option C is incorrect. 'Have' is a plural verb, whereas we need a singular verb. Hence option D is also incorrect.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 12

Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.

Q. _____ you please stop talking?

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 12

Option D is the correct answer because could is a conditional verb that expresses possibility, and it makes a statement of ability, could is also used to make polite requests as in this case.
Option A is incorrect because although we can use 'will', it denotes certainty of an event, which means the person is telling him to stop talking, which doesn't denote a request being made, so it is wrong.
Option B and C are incorrect because they imply as a fact that a certain task needs to be done, which is not true here, because it is a question, in fact a request.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 13

Fill in the blank with the correct verb to complete the sentence:

Q. Each of the guilty persons ______ punished.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 13

Option D is the correct answer. With the use of the word each, we can determine the singular nature of the subject. Thus, the following verb will also be in the singular form. The object of the sentence, punished, is in the past tense. Option D, was, is the only one which both these criteria. Options A and B are both in plural form, whereas Option C, despite being in he singular form, is in the present tense.  Thus, Options A,B and C are all incorrect.  

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 14

Fill in the blank with the correct verb to complete the sentence:

Q. Gold as well as silver ______ fallen in price.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 14

When two subjects are connected by 'as well as,' the verb is in accordance with the first subject which in this case is 'gold.' So, the verb will be 'has' as gold is an uncountable noun and takes a singular verb. Option B) 'has' is the correct option here since it agrees with our subject in the sentence 'gold'. 'As well as silver' is a phrase which is not a part of the subject. So, we can eliminate option A) 'have' and option D) 'are' as they're plural in nature and do not agree with our singular subject. Option C) 'is' is incorrect because it does not fit grammatically with the given sentence as the next word is 'fallen' which is in the past participle form and we need an auxiliary to go with that. In this case, 'has' fits grammatically with 'fallen' and also agrees with our singular subject.

Test: Verb- 2 - Question 15

In the following sentence supply a verb in agreement with its subject.

Q. One or the other of those fellows _____ stolen the watch.

Detailed Solution for Test: Verb- 2 - Question 15

'Stolen' indicates that the activity occurred in the past. So, options C) and D) can be eliminated. The phrase 'one or the other' can be considered to be singular so the correct answer is option A) has.

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