Ready for a Skills Test?

Then I’ve got just the thing for you: a quiz on subject-verb agreement. If you read my last post and/or you’re a grammar natural, you should have no problem acing it. And feel free to share your score–or any other observations–in the comments.

Quiz originally posted on Quia.com:

Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz

Choose the correct verb for each sentence below.

 

  1. Someone at the stables _________ the horses every morning. (1 point)
    grooms
    groom
  1. Each of the Girl Scouts _______ a community service project. (1 point)
    does
    do
  1. Your hands and feet _________ nearly half the bones in your body. (1 point)
    contains
    contain
  1. Most of the newspaper _______ wet. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. The books and the magazine ________ placed on the table. (1 point)
    was
    were
  1. Few of the apartments _________ ever vacant at this time of year. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. My mother and my sister__________ watch TV except for the evening news. (1 point)
    doesn’t
    don’t
  1. Rain or sleet ______ predicted for tomorrow. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. _________ he have the directions? (1 point)
    Doesn’t
    Don’t
  1. Several of the field hockey players also _______ to the track team. (1 point)
    belongs
    belong
  1. Either string beans or broccoli ______ my favorite vegetable. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. Both of my pencils ________ an eraser (1 point)
    has
    have
  1. Gold coins and silver bars _____ found in the sunken pirate ship. (1 point)
    was
    were
  1. Phobos and Deimos _______ the two moons of Mars. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. Any of those nails ______ fine. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. Some of the forest _________ patches of poison ivy. (1 point)
    has
    have
  1. Neither the lion tamer nor the clowns _________ signing any autographs tonight. (1 point)
    is
    are
  1. Everybody at the Fourth of July parade _____ carrying an American flag. (1 point)
    was
    were
  1. All of the guests _____ gone to the concert in the park. (1 point)
    has
    had
  1. A flute or trumpets ______excitement in music. (1 point)
    creates
    create

Answers:

(1.) grooms (2.) does (3.) contain (4.) is (5.) were (6.) are (7.) don’t (8.) is (9.) Doesn’t (10.) belong (11.) is (12.) have (13.) were (14.) are (15.) are (16.) has (17.) are (18.) was (19.) had (20.) create

3 thoughts on “Ready for a Skills Test?

  1. Aargh, I missed one, #17! That was a fun quiz, thank you for posting it. I am embarrassed about missing one. I was briefly an adjunct English professor from 2000 – 2002 and though I was going to ace this.

    Take care, be well, and happy grammaring,

    Denny

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    1. Who says one wrong isn’t acing it? 😉 It’s funny because I took this grammar quiz from another site and caught a whole bunch of typos. Fortunately, I caught them before I posted the quiz.

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