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Common Subject Verb Agreement Mistake Exercises Online

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#1. There ……… still lots to do.

(If after “lots”, we use an infinitive (To plus v1) like “to do, to come, to go…, in this case, we use a singular verb.)

#2. My country's politics ……… very dirty.

When “politics” is used as “political activities as a whole”, we use a singular verb with it.

#3. The politics of my country ……… very dirty.

When “politics” is taken as “political views, activities or beliefs” and before it, we use “the or possessive adjectives (his and their), we use plural verbs.

#4. His politics known to everyone.

#5. The variety of mangoes relished by everyone.

When a sentence .starts with “The variety of and the plural countable noun”, we use a singular verb with it

#6. A variety of mangoes relished by everyone.

When a sentence starts with “A variety of and the plural countable noun”, we use a plural verb with it.

#7. Great pains ……… put by students to pass an examination with a good score.

When the word “pains” meaning is “effort and trouble”, we use a singular or plural verb.

#8. The pain from surgery ……… unbearable.

When the word “pain” is taken as “ache and mental distress”, we use a singular verb with it.

#9. No boy and girl ……… present today because of heavy rain.

When a sentence starts with “No” and a singular countable noun (boy), we use a singular verb with it.

#10. She finished her task quickly, as expected.

When the use of “As” is in the form of “and this” and before it “comma” is used, we use a singular verb after “as”.

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