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Subject - Verb Agreement - Exercise 6

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 an indefinite pronoun subject. Choose the correct verb from the parentheses to agree with the subject. Write your answers in the space provided under each item.

1. In this game, the contestant with the most points (win, wins) the grand prize.

2. Weather reports available on this website usually (give, gives) accurate predictions.

3. A teaspoon of thyme, basil, and parsley flakes (add, adds) flavor to the soup.

4. Monuments such as the Eiffel Tower (bring, brings) many visitors each year.

5. Each week another package from my grandparents and my two aunts (arrive, arrives) in the mail.

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. Only two of the 50 gifts offered to the young man seems appropriate.

7. The instructions for the new computer program were not clear

8. That bunch of flowers look good on the table.

9. Signs of wealth like a mansion, a yacht, or an expensive car sometimes projects a false sense of self-worth.

10. Often, the leader in this part of the country disagree about the best solution to our problems.



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