Sentence Structure Errors
Subject-verb Disagreement

Many writers have problems making the verb agree with the subject, particularly if the subject and the verb are separated by other words, a phrase, or a clause. These exercises will help you to identify the subject, determine whether it is singular or plural, and then make the verb agree with it.

Lesson 1

  • Singular subject
  • Plural subject
  • Pronoun "you"
  • Modifiers between subject and verb
  • Compound subject: plural
  • Compound subject: singular

Lesson 2

  • Positive and negative expressions
  • Predicate nominative
  • Money, distance, time, weight, volume
  • The number, a number

Lesson 3

  • Correlative conjunctions
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Restrictive and non-restrictive clauses
  • Nouns plural in form and plural in ideas
  • Nouns plural in form but singular in idea

Lesson 4

  • All, most, some: singular verb
  • All, most, some: plural verb
  • Each, every
  • Inverted sentence
  • Subjunctive mood

Lesson 5

  • Collective nouns: individuals
  • Collective nouns: groups
  • Fractions, percentages
  • Foreign nouns

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