Subject-Verb
Agreement
Basic Rule
Singular

subjects need
singular verbs.
Plural subjects need
plural verbs.
These create problems:

An amount of money, space
of time, or unit of
measurement takes
singular verbs even when
the form ...
These create problems:

Fractions are singular
or plural depending
on the “of” phrase
These create problems:

Adjectives used as
nouns are considered
to be plural, and they
need plural verbs
A compound subject involving
the use of “each” and “every”
requires the s-form of the
verb.
Nouns that express abstract
id...
These create problems:

Nouns that express
abstract ideas
take the s-form of
the verb
These create problems:
 Pronouns

such as everyone and
everybody seem plural, but they are
always singular — so they need...
These create problems:
•

Verbs that accompany pronouns such
as all and some will be determined
by whether the pronoun is ...
These create problems:
•

Verbs that accompany pronouns such
as all and some will be determined by
whether the pronoun is ...
Let’s Try These!

Directions: If the subject
and verb are in agreement
click "correct." If they are
not, click the word th...
Bill am going to the store.
a)

correct

b)

is

was
d) were
e) does
c)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
The teachers are going to the
movie.
a)

correct

am
c) is
d) does
e) was
b)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
This are going to be the easiest
quiz of all time.
a)

correct

b)

is

am
d) was
e) were
c)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
Everyone at the movie is taking
a dollar.
a)

correct

were
c) am
d) are
e) when
b)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
This is a fun book to read.
a)

correct

was
c) were
d) am
e) does
b)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
Everyone are going to the
circus.
a)

correct

b)

were

c)

was

d)

is

e)

does
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
Each of the students are
worried about the test.
a)

correct

b)

has

c)

is

am
e) does
d)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
The last book we read, as well as
the five in the library, was fiction.
a)

correct

is
c) am
d) were
e) does
b)
Oh No!

The subject
and verb are
not in
agreement.
Click HERE to
try again.
CORRECT!
The subject
and verb are
in agreement.

Click HERE to
move forward.
Try these online verb games
Cats Game
Subject-Verb Quiz 1
Subject-Verb Quiz 2
Subject-Verb Quiz 3
Subject-Verb Quiz 4
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  1. 1. Subject-Verb Agreement
  2. 2. Basic Rule Singular subjects need singular verbs. Plural subjects need plural verbs.
  3. 3. These create problems: An amount of money, space of time, or unit of measurement takes singular verbs even when the form is plural
  4. 4. These create problems: Fractions are singular or plural depending on the “of” phrase
  5. 5. These create problems: Adjectives used as nouns are considered to be plural, and they need plural verbs
  6. 6. A compound subject involving the use of “each” and “every” requires the s-form of the verb. Nouns that express abstract ideas take the s-form of the verb.
  7. 7. These create problems: Nouns that express abstract ideas take the s-form of the verb
  8. 8. These create problems:  Pronouns such as everyone and everybody seem plural, but they are always singular — so they need a singular verb. 1. Everyone who worked on the science project is a winner. 2. Someone has to answer the phone.
  9. 9. These create problems: • Verbs that accompany pronouns such as all and some will be determined by whether the pronoun is referring to something that is COUNTABLE or not. 1. Some of the workers on the building have left for the day. You could count the workers.
  10. 10. These create problems: • Verbs that accompany pronouns such as all and some will be determined by whether the pronoun is referring to something that is COUNTABLE or not. 1. Some of the salt was spilled on the floor. Salt is considered one lump item.
  11. 11. Let’s Try These! Directions: If the subject and verb are in agreement click "correct." If they are not, click the word that is the correct answer. Ready?
  12. 12. Bill am going to the store. a) correct b) is was d) were e) does c)
  13. 13. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  14. 14. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  15. 15. The teachers are going to the movie. a) correct am c) is d) does e) was b)
  16. 16. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  17. 17. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  18. 18. This are going to be the easiest quiz of all time. a) correct b) is am d) was e) were c)
  19. 19. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  20. 20. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  21. 21. Everyone at the movie is taking a dollar. a) correct were c) am d) are e) when b)
  22. 22. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  23. 23. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  24. 24. This is a fun book to read. a) correct was c) were d) am e) does b)
  25. 25. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  26. 26. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  27. 27. Everyone are going to the circus. a) correct b) were c) was d) is e) does
  28. 28. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  29. 29. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  30. 30. Each of the students are worried about the test. a) correct b) has c) is am e) does d)
  31. 31. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  32. 32. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  33. 33. The last book we read, as well as the five in the library, was fiction. a) correct is c) am d) were e) does b)
  34. 34. Oh No! The subject and verb are not in agreement. Click HERE to try again.
  35. 35. CORRECT! The subject and verb are in agreement. Click HERE to move forward.
  36. 36. Try these online verb games Cats Game Subject-Verb Quiz 1 Subject-Verb Quiz 2 Subject-Verb Quiz 3 Subject-Verb Quiz 4 Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz Show
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