Compound Subject - Verb AgreementWhen a compound subject appears in a sentence, the conjunctionused will help you decide if the subject needs a singular or pluralverb.• If the conjunction is and, or both...and is used, the subject isplural and you need a plural verb.• If the conjunction is either...or, neither...nor, or the conjunctionor, the subject closest to the verb will determine if you need asingular or plural verb. I. Choose the correct verb for the following sentences. 1. Neither my brothers nor Fred _____ home after practice. walks - walk 2. Ted brothers and he _____ going fishing tonight. is - are 3. Tom and Mary _____on the same street where Nelly lives. lives - live 4. Mary and her mother __________ pepperoni cheese pizza. likes - like 5. ______Ted or his brothers going to bring the drinks? is - Are 6. Neither Josh nor his uncles ______ to fish at night.
likes - like 7. When mom and my brothers _____ up, they are not in a very good mood. wakes - wake 8. When we leave them inside, both my dogs and my cat _____too much noise. makes - make 9. Neither the girls nor Tom _____ homework tonight. wants - want 10. Both the boys and the girls in the class _____ to go on the field trip. wants - want11.Both Mrs. Smith and Mrs McClead _____ at the school. teaches - teach12________ Kim and Martha gone to the movies this week? has - Have13. Every weekend Tom and Mary _____ for her father works - work
14. _____you or Mary going to bring in the posterboard? was - were15._____ sun and moon capitalized when used in a sentence? Is - Are