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Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 1

Subject verb Agreement
Circle the subjects and underline the verbs. Make an arrow from the verb to its subject.If the sentence has a subject verb agreement error, cross out the incorrect verb and write the correct verb form above it.

Sara and Desmond is organizing the food.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 1

Option ( b) is correct. 

" Desmond is" 

It has a grammatical error.. 

As there are two people, sara  and  Desmond… . .. ( are)  should be used in place of ( is) .  

Plural noun - plural verb.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 2

Many of my classmates along with their parents is arriving early to decorate the party room.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 3

The party start at 8:00.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 3 'starts' should come in place of 'start', because the subject is 'party'
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 4

Each of us are bringing a small gift that cost less than $10 for another person.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 5

Mike, like many other students, have been trying to decide on the best gift to buy.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 6

Mike is never serious; he like to make people laugh.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 7

Unfortunately, all the funny things is too expensive.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 7

The correct answer is C as things are too , should come instead of things is too.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 8

Soo Min is making a cake, and Maria are buying some special chips.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 9

Calcium, which is one of the world’s most common elements, are important for growing strong bones and teeth.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 9

The correct answer is C as in the sentence 
Is important instead of important will come.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 10

Every animal require calcium for its health.           

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 10

B is the correct option.The sentence includes all animals individually. Hence,  It should be ‘every animal requires’ instead of 'every animal require'.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 11

Calcium are also used for many other purposes.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 12

As far back as Ancient Egyptian times, historians tells us of the use of calcium as a building material.

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The correct option is B.
‘Historians’ is a plural term, ‘tell’ is the correct verb that should be used.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 13

In nature, calcium, an important element, are always found as a compound such as calcium carbonate and calcium fluoride.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 13

The correct option is B.
Since calcium is single element, instead of "are" "is" should be used

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 14

Lack of calcium are a serious problem.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 14

B is the correct option.Calcium not to be treated as plural. Lack of calcium “is” a serious problem.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 15

Calcium-deficient bones is brittle and break easily.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 16

Our dog Babe, together with her seven puppies, have chewed all the stuffing out of the sofa cushions.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 16 'has' should come in place of 'Have' , because the subject here is 'dog babe'
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 17

This weekend, a Great White shark, as well as a school of barracuda, are terrorizing the tourists at Daytona Beach.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 17 'is' should come in place of 'are' , coz subject is 'white shark'
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 18

Where is the bowl of squid eyeball stew and the platter of broccoli-chocolate muffins that Madison made for Elizabeth’s housewarming party?         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 19

Here are the fifty-dollar bill that I promised for pet sitting Bo-Bo, my Jack Russell terrier, this weekend.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 19

The correct option is A.
Fifty dollar bill is a singular, ‘are’ should be replaced by ‘is’

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 20

Neither of my two older brothers invests money wisely.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 21

Every piece of popcorn and dropped chocolate on the theater floor has stuck in the treads of Larry’s new running shoes.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 22

All that Susan wants this semester is a wink and a smile from the cute guy who sits next to her in algebra class.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 22

All Susan wants this semester. 

that is a grammatical error here

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 23

All that the cute guy wants this semester is the correct answers from Susan's algebra quiz.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 24

Now that the cute guy has found a way to cheat, mathematics no longer cause him problems in school.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 24

The correct option is C.
‘Cause’ should be replaced with ‘causes’

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 25

Mike is one of those students who never brings a pen with him to writing class.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 26

The iguana is the only one of my brother's reptiles that does not require live rodents for dinner.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 27

The family have conflicting opinions about how to celebrate the holidays since they learned that Grandpa is a space alien from a distant galaxy.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 28

Seventeen dollars are all that Brenda has saved for spring break this year.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 28

it is gramatticaly incorrect. Instead of  are, is should be used here. Because dollars, is singular in this sentence.

And we know, according to subject verb agreement, Singular verb is used with singular noun.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 29

Two hundred buckets of sand fill the interior of Mr. Clark’s new car.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 30

The flaming-orange polyester pants, together with the beehive hairdo, make Betty stand out among the other shoppers at the mall.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 31

Here is the grasshoppers that you need to give the iguana while Marvin recovers in the hospital.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 31

The correct option is A as with plural grasshoppers ARE is used not IS.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 32

Wrestling on the cafeteria floor are two hungry students that want the last slice of pepperoni pizza.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 32 The answer is E because "Students that want the last slice" should be replaced as "students who want the last slice of pizza.
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 33

Not only the squid soufflé but also the fried octopus make a delicious snack to eat while you are watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 33 If we go by subject-verb agreement when two subjects are joined by 'not only but also' the verb takes singular or plural form according to the subject near the verb, here it is 'fried octopus' which is singular hence the verb would be 'makes' not 'make'.
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 34

Mary Anne's compassion, as well as the Professor's intelligence and the Skipper's good humor, are what Jillian most enjoys about Gilligan's Island.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 35

Each of these yo-yo champions give the same advice: you have to risk whacking yourself in the head a few times to master the really challenging tricks.         

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 35 It should be Gives because when we use each of then we take every yo-yo player singular and hence verb would have a -s 
Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 36

Every love bug smashed on his windshield, every cockroach poisoned by insecticide, and every trapped spider starving to death in a dusty corner causes Ernie, an aspiring Buddhist, a pang of guilt.

Detailed Solution for Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 36

The correct option is E as the none of options given are correct , so none of the above.

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 37

The powdery sugar on lemon doughnuts makes Rhonda happy to start a new day.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 38

Every one of Jenny's six cats enjoy relaxing on top of her new car; the paw prints create an Art Deco design in the dust that coats the hood.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 39

Lincoln is one of those people who thinks eating at Tito’s Taco Palace is an authentic multicultural experience.         

Test: Subject Verb Agreement- 3 - Question 40

There is many misconceptions about gorillas; the most damaging is that these primates are ferocious, crazed killers like King Kong.         

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