Topic 12: Subject – Verb Agreement

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1. John, along with twenty friends ( is / are ) planing a party.

2. The picture of the soldiers ( bring / brings ) back many memories.

3. The quality of these recordings ( is / are ) not very good.

4. If the duties of these officers ( isn’t / aren’t ) reduced, there will not be enough time to finish the project.

5. The effects of cigarette smoking ( have / has ) been proven to be extremely harmful.

6. The use of credit cards in place of cash ( have / has ) increased rapidly in recent years.

7. Advertisements on television ( is / are ) becoming more competitive than ever before.

8. Living expenses in his country, as well as in many others, (is/are) at an all-time high.

9. Mr Jones, accompanied by several members of the committee, (have/has) proposed some change of the rules.

10. The levels of intoxication ( vary / varies ) from subject to subject.

11.Neither Bill nor Mary (is/are) going to the play tonight.

12. Anything (is/are) better than going to another movie tonight.

13. Skating (is/are) becoming more popular every day.

14. A number of reporters (was/were) at the conference yesterday.

15. Everybody who (has/have) a fever must go home immediately.

16. Your glasses (was/were) on the bureau last night.

17. There (was/were) some people at the meeting last night.

18. The committee (has/have) already reached a decision.

19. A pair of jeans (was/were) in the washing machine this morning.

20. Each student (has/have) answered the first three questions.

21. Either John or his wife (make/makes) breakfast each morning.

22. After she had perused the material, the secretary decided that everything (was/were) in order.

23. The crowd at the basketball game (was/were) wild with excitement.

24. A pack of wild dogs (has/have) frightened all the ducks away.

25. The jury (is/are) trying to reach a decision.

26. The army (has/have) eliminated this section of the training test.

27. The number of students who have withdraw from class this quarter (is/are) appalling.

28. There (has/have) been too many interruptions in this class.