Exercise: Subject-verb agreement 03

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: exercises, teaching journalism.

This exercise consists of 10 sentences. For each sentence you should decide if the subject agrees with the verb. If so, type the word “Correct” in the space below the sentence; if not, write the sentence correctly in the box below it. Follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link appears at the end of the sentences that gives an explanation for each sentence.

1. Laughter and joy always punctuate the child’s shrieks.

2. Neither the team nor the coach was satisfied with the victory.

3. Marching and singing were two of the staple activities of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

4. The Surpreme Court close its session today.

5. There was loud noise and music coming from inside the house.

6. Politics is what he enjoys the most.

7. The data do not support his conclusions.

8. Large amounts of free time was one of the difficulties with the job.

9. Intercollegiate athletics has a large budget at this university.

10. “Silver Bells” are among my favorite Christmas songs.

When you have finished this exercise, follow the directions of your instructor for printing or saving your work.

Answers and explanations

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