Subject Verb Agreement Quiz Soft School

1) He runs 4 km a day. (singular theme; Singular verb) If a compound subject is bound by ”or” or ”nor,” look at the subject closest to the verb and let the verb match that part of the subject. 2) You take the school bus in the afternoon. (Plural subject; plural verb) 2) These indeterminate pronouns are always plural and should be paired with a plural verb: little, much 1) These indeterminate pronouns are always singular and should be paired with a singular verb: anything, anything, anything, neither, nor, nor, nor, nor anyone, everything, person, person, nothing, nothing. 10) Neither the tray nor the cups were removed. (Cups is closer, so verb is plural) 5) Some subjects refer to one thing, but take a plural verb (examples: shears, pants) 8) Katie or three girls go to the office. (The girl is closer, so the verb is plural) Subjects (who or what it is in the sentence) and verbs (action or state of being) must agree. 4) Note that some subjects may seem plural, but are singular because they refer to one thing or a single quantity of something (examples: mathematics, mumps, news) 4) Some of the money is missing. (The singular silver is singular) 3) For some indeterminate pronouns (some, all, none) it depends on the point at which the pronoun refers. 6) One of the nails stands. (one is singular) 5) None of the marbles are rolled out of the circle.

(The plural ball is plural).