Exercise on the subject verb chordIn the following pairs, one sentence is correct, and the other sentence presents a subject-verb chord error. Check the sentence CORRECT.1. A catalogue of courses and requirements often disturbs students. B_____ A catalogue of courses and requirements often disturbs students. Answer A is right. Answer B is wrong. The subject is a catalogue that is a unique name, so the verb must be singular. The right verb is confused. Remember that the purpose of the preposition (courses and requirements) is never the subject of the sentence.2. A_____ You will find here the book and binder you need for this course. B_____ Here is the book and binder you need for this course. Answer A is wrong. The subject is the book and the work record which is plural, so the verb must be plural.

The real verb is. Answer B is correct.3. A_____ Each student studies for the test. B_____ Each student studies for the test. Answer A is wrong. The subject is everyone who is always singular, so the verb must be singular. The real verb is. Answer B is correct. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme.

4. A_____ Not only the students, but also the teacher is disoriented by the material. B_____ Not only the students, but also the teacher are disoriented by the material. Answer A is right. Answer B is wrong. The subject is the student and the teacher. The teacher who is closer to the verb is singular, so the verb must be singular. The right verb is.5. A_____ Some questions seem too difficult.

B_____ Some of the questions seem too difficult. Answer A is right. Answer B is wrong. The subject is a few. Some are an indefinite pronoun that can be singular or plural, depending on the name to which it refers. The questions are plural, so the sentence requires a plural verb. The right verb is seem.6. A_____ Next to the crate, there were glasses for the victims of the tsunami. B_____ Next to the crate, there were glasses for the victims of the tsunami.

Answer A is wrong. The subject is jars, which is plural, so the verb must be plural. Next to the cash register, there`s a preposition. The object of a preposition (cash) can never be the subject of the judgment. The real verb is. Answer B is correct.7. A_____ None of my daughters look like me. B_____ None of my daughters look like me. Answer A is wrong.

The subject is neither this nor it is an indeterminate pronodem that is always singular, so the verb must be singular. The real verb is the looks. Answer B is correct. 8. A_____ Many of the newspaper`s headlines seem hard to believe. B_____ Many of the newspaper`s headlines hardly seem to believe. Answer A is right. Answer B is wrong. The subject is a lot, it is a plural pronoun, so the verb must be plural. The right verb is seem.9.

A_____ One of my roommates always leaves dirty dishes under the couch. B_____ One of my roommates always leaves dirty dishes under the couch. Answer A is wrong. The subject is one that is always singular, so the verb must be singular.

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