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EXERCISE ONE

Subject-Verb Agreement – To Be (was, were) . Rewrite each sentence below using the correct form
of the verb.
1. When Harold and Guillermo (was, were) running to the gym the coach yelled at them to slow down.
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2. Katrina was disappointed because Dr. Fareez and Dr. Devan (was, were) closing their practice.
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3. Although we (was, were) not chosen for the all-star game we practiced every day.
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4. Three players (was, were) running to the locker room when the game started.
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5. Seven patients (was, were) waiting to see the dentist when the alarm rang.
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6. Zaiton was concerned because she did not know where Shafiq and Ali (was, were) hiding.
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7. The alligators (was, were) getting restless because they noticed a disturbance in the water.
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8. Part of the shipment (was, were) missing so Mr. Peter returned the order.
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9. While Halimah slept late both alarm clocks in the bedroom (was, were) on mute.
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10. The flock of birds (was, were) flying south for the winter.
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ANSWERS
1. were
2. were
3. were
4. were
5. were

6.were
7.were
8.was
9.were
10.was

EXERCISE 2
Subject-Verb Agreement – To Do (do, does) Rewrite each sentence below, using the correct form of
the verb.
1. Uncle Majid is upset because his car (do, does) not work.
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2. Janice told me that the library (do, does) require two forms of identification to establish an account.
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3. The manager informed me that Raheem and Carlos (do, does) not work at the plant anymore.
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do 7. When the children attend the lectures on dinosaurs they (do. does EXERCISE 3 6. The chef and the sous chef (do. do 4. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 6. The trailer (do. does) not like to spend too much time on them. does) not have a good working relationship. do 8. does 5. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 10. does 9. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 9. Most rescue organizations (do. Jenkins (do. does) not have the proper equipment to deal with such a catastrophe. Jenkins is gone Mr. does) not clean the kitchen. does) not have electricity and running water. does 3. does .do 10.______________________________________________________________ 4. does 2. While Mrs. does) learn a lot about nature. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ANSWERS 1. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 8. does) not snow until January. Aziz enjoys solving problems but he (do. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 5. __________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 7. It will be strange if it (do.