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.
Which one looks correct to you?
A.) Lecturing on a breadth of subjects are interesting.
B.) Lecturing on a breadth of subjects is interesting.
Before I answer, let’s review the rules of subject-verb agreement in simple sentences:
I hope you’ve been studying hard, because in my last post I promised you a quiz on dangling modifiers. The thing is, Grammar Bytes already has this really fun quiz on modifiers that includes cool graphics and “prizes,” so I’m going to send you over there.
A dangling what, you ask? And yes, you read the title correctly. Dangling modifiers are a common but difficult-to-spot grammar issue that are, fortunately, easy to fix.
There are so many rules–and so many different style guides with their own unique sets of rules–that I’m only going to address one today: AP. This post gives you the lowdown on the AP’s guidelines for writing out numbers versus using numerals.