Subject verb agreement worksheet-3

Subject verb agreement worksheet-3

 

Fill in the blank with the correct verb form:

  1. ‘Three Men in a Boat’ ____ a hilarious book written by Jerome K. Jerome.

A. Are                                              B. Is

C. Was                                            D. None of them

 

  1. Help me! I _____ to fall down!

A. Am going                                   B. None of them

C. Was going                                 D. Will be going

 

  1. Many a man ____ seen the Taj Mahal.

A. Has                                             B. Have

C. Had                                             D. None of them

 

  1. Of all seasons, Spring _____ the best.

A. Are                                              B. Is

C. None of them                            D. Was

 

  1. The horses’ tails ____ been trimmed nicely.

A. Have                                           B. Has

C. Was                                            D. None of them

 

  1. All the furniture in this apartment ____ new.

A. Are                                              B. Is

C. None of them                            D. Were

 

  1. What did the farmer ____ to his sons?

A. None of them                            B. Said

C. Say                                              D. Says

 

  1. We ____ the Principal yesterday.

A. Are meeting                              B. Was meeting

C. Meted                                         D. Met

 

  1. The school ____ in June.

A. Is reopening                              B. Will be reopen

C. Reopens                                     D. None of them

 

  1. The ringing of the bells ____ me awake at night.

A. Keep                                           B. None of them

C. Keeps                                         D. Is keeping

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

Explanation: This is the name of a single book, so it is singular; hence ‘is’ is correct.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Sentence 1’ suggests the present tense with logical conclusion (or extremely near future tense); hence ‘am going’ is correct.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘A man’ suggests the singular; hence ‘has’ is correct.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Spring’ suggests the singular; hence ‘is’ is correct.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Tails’ suggests the plural; hence ‘have’ is correct.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Furniture’ is a collective noun and hence it suggests the singular; hence ‘is’ is correct.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Did’ suggests the past tense and with ‘did’ as the helping verb, the actual action word is always in its original form; hence ‘say’ is correct.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Yesterday’ suggests the simple past tense; hence ‘met’ is correct.

 

  1. C

Explanation: This is part of a timetable so it suggests the simple present tense; hence ‘reopens’ is correct.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Ringing of bells’ suggests a singular subject; hence ‘keeps’ is correct.