Subject-Verb Agreement Practice


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During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) in my street. These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by the addition of -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: there is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here. 15. “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch…