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Subject - Verb Agreement - Exercise 3

Directions: Write your answers in the space provided under each item. When you have completed both Parts I and II of the exercise, click on "Check My Answers" and check your answers with those on the answer key.

Part I

Directions: Each sentence below contains a group noun subject. After locating the subject, choose the correct verb from the parentheses to agree with it. Write your answers in the space provided under each item.

1. In the Peace Corps, an American group (goes, go) into an underprivileged country to help the people develop skills.

2. The family members (learns, learn) a variety of different skills that are valuable in the market.

3. The U.S. Senate (has, have) made several individual proposals for starting the Peace Corps.

4. On October 4, 1960, at the University of Michigan, a young crowd (listens, listen) to John Kennedy propose the Peace Corps.

5. The tribe members (is, are) expressing their individual thanks to members of the Peace Corps.

Part II

Directions: This group of sentences contains a mixture of correct and incorrect subject-verb combinations. Read each sentence carefully. If the subject and verb agree, write "correct" in the space provided below. If the subject and verb do not agree, correct the sentence. Write the corrections in the space below.

6. The volunteer group is teaching forestry in Ecuador, pipe repair in Pachanillay, and sewing in Puembo.

7. A prestigious club has contributed funds, materials, and ideas to Peace Corps volunteers.

8. The Peace Corps team members often gets together to talk over old times.

9. In the towns visited by the Peace Corps, the government repay the work of the volunteers with gratitude.

10. A new crew are now volunteering to join the modern Peace Corps.



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