Subject-Verb Agreement Paragraph Exercises With Answers

22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. Many singular subjects can be done by adding a -s to the plural. Most regular verbs in the present tense end with a singular third-person s. This does not make verbs a plural. (13) Pool guys are divers who want to go to the beach or the sea without ever leaving their backyard. (14) They come in utility sports (SUVs) with colorful neoprene suits and the latest diving masks, fins and air tanks. Since subjects and verbs are either singular or plural, the subject of a sentence and the verb of a sentence must correspond in number. That is, a singular subject is part of a singular verb form and a plural meeting is part of a plural form. For more information on topics and verbs, see section 2.1 “Letter of Sentences”.

If you have trouble finding the subject and verb, delete or ignore sentences and clauses that begin with prepositions or dependent words. The subject of a sentence will never be included in a prepositional sentence or in a dependent clause. . . .