SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT: Additional Practice 1 [Logo]
From the choices provided after each sentence select a word that would correctly complete the sentence. Submit the form using the SUBMIT APPLICATION button at the end of the exercise. Your score will be returned to you in a few seconds.
Quizzes labeled "Practice Exercise" or "Additional Practice" are taken from the ancillary materials for Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide, by Evelyn Farbman, and are used by the Guide for Grammar and Writing with the kind permission of the book's author and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin.
1.  The piano as well as the pipe organ ____________ to be tuned for the big concert.
HAS
HAVE
2.  The mayor together with his two brothers ____________ going to be indicted for accepting bribes.
ARE
IS
3.  Neither of my two suitcases ____________ adequate for this trip.
IS
ARE
4.  There ____________ a list of committee members on the head-table.
ARE
IS
5.  Everybody in the class ____________ done the homework well in advance.
HAS
HAVE
6.  The jury ____________ their seats in the courtroom.
TAKE
TAKES
7.  Neither the teacher nor the students ____________ to understand this assignment.
SEEM
SEEMS
8.  ____________ either my father or my brothers made a down-payment on the house?
HAS
HAVE
9.  Hartford is one of those cities that ____________ working hard to reclaim a riverfront.
HINT: Try starting the sentence with "Of those cities that . . . ."
IS
ARE
10.  Some of the grain ____________ gone bad.
HAVE
HAS
11.  John or his brother ____________ going to be responsible for this.
ARE
IS
12.  A few of the students ____________ doing so well they can skip the next course.
ARE
IS
13.  Either the Committee on Course Design or the Committee on College Operations ____________ these matters.
DECIDE
DECIDES
14.  One of my instructors ____________ written a letter of recommendation for me.
HAVE
HAS

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