TEST

SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

Choose the correct verb and circle around it to avoid subject-verb agreement mistake:

  1. ‘Great Expectations’ [ is  /  are  ] written by Charles Dickens.
  2. A green and red bird [ is  /  are  ] on the branch of the tree.
  3. A number of boys [ is  /  are  ] absent.
  4. All the money [ have  /  has  ] been spent.
  5. Both chapter one and chapter two [ is  /  are  ] easy.
  6. Does he [ have  /  has  ] to do the work?
  7. Each of the drivers [ is  /  are  ] responsible for the accident.
  8. Either he or his friends [ have  /  has  ] done this.
  9. Either of these girls [ have  /  has  ] a book.
  10. Every boy and every girl [ is  /  are  ] present.
  11. Five thousand dollars [ is  /  are  ] not a big amount.
  12. Half of the chocolates [ was  /  were  ] eaten by the children before dinner.
  13. Half of the food [ have  /  has  ] already been eaten.
  14. He is one of those boys who [ is  /  are  ] meritorious.
  15. He talks as if he [ was  /  were  ] a leader.
  16. His choice of words [ is  /  are  ] praiseworthy.
  17. His driving licence [ have  /  has  ] expired.
  18. I invited five friends but none [ have  /  has  ] come.
  19. It is they who [ is  /  are  ] to praise.
  20. January and February [ is  /  are  ] usually the coldest months of the year.
  21. and Mrs. John [ have  /  has  ] invited us to dinner.
  22. My father or my brothers [ is  /  are  ] coming with me to the function.
  23. Neither of the two traffic lights [ is  /  are  ] working.
  24. Neither the driver nor the passengers [ is  /  are  ] in a fault.
  25. On the wall [ was  /  were  ] several posters.
  26. One of my friends [ is  /  are  ] very brilliant.
  27. One-third of the boys [ is  /  are  ] going to sit the re-take examination.
  28. Politics [ is  /  are  ] a dirty game.
  29. Some of the books on the shelf [ is  /  are  ] dusty.
  30. Some people say that eating vegetables [ is  /  are  ] better than eating meat.
  31. Ten minutes [ is  /  are  ] allowed to each speaker.
  32. The bag along with the books [ is  /  are  ] lost.
  33. The children [ like  /  likes  ] their new toys.
  34. The honest [ is  /  are  ] respected.
  35. The Japanese [ have  /  has  ] a long and interesting history.
  36. The media [ expect  /  expects  ] the election to be close.
  37. The number of people [ is  /  are  ] increasing.
  38. The oranges that I bought [ was  /  were  ] delicious.
  39. The players in the field [ is  /  are  ] taking rest.
  40. The quality of the oranges [ is  /  are  ] good.
  41. The rest of meat [ is  /  are  ] bad.
  42. The rest of the people [ is  /  are  ] proactive.
  43. The tallest boy of the students [ is  /  are  ] studious.
  44. The taxes on his car [ is  /  are  ] high because he lives in the city.
  45. The value of these antiques [ have  /  has  ] not been determined.
  46. The whole family [ is  /  are  ] going on the trip.
  47. The writing of good essays [ need  /  needs  ] creativity.
  48. This pair of socks [ is  /  are  ] too small.
  49. Time and tide [ wait  /  waits  ] for none.
  50. Two kilometres [ is  /  are  ] not a long distance.