SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT: Additional Practice 3 [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.  There ____________ several reasons why you should reconsider your decision.
ARE
IS
2.  Howard and Vincent, who ____________ a copy center in town, have decided to expand their business.
RUNS
RUN
3.  Both of the statues on the shelf ____________ broken.
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IS
4.  The fishing boat that has been tied up at the pier for three days ____________ finally on its way this morning.
Remember that a subject and its verb are not always together.
WAS
WERE
5.  The chairman, along with his two assistants, ____________ to attend the annual convention.
PLAN
PLANS
6.  The issues of inflation and tax reform ____________ to be on everyone's mind.
CONTINUE
CONTINUES
7.  Juan or Julian ____________ the conference room each week.
PREPARE
PREPARES
8.  Not one of the performers ____________ at the party after the concert.
WERE
WAS
9.  The results of the election ____________ not available for two days.
WERE
WAS
10.  When there ____________ thunderstorms approaching, we are always reminded of the threat of tornadoes.
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ARE

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