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SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT TEST

CHOOSE THE BEST VERB FROM THE LIST: IS/ARE, HAS/HAVE & WAS/WERE. 1. When ..Robert and Rhoda coming home today? 2. What the dog and the cat doing in the garden? 3. Twenty Ghana Cedis .too much to pay for my dinner at that cheap restaurant. 4. The number of presidential candidates..been reduced. 5. The number of armed robbery cases in Kasoa.risen to disturbing heights. 6. The mannequins in the storetoo slim. 7. The man, together with his dog ..drenched in the rain. 8. The fear of snakesin every woman. 9. The books in the librarybecome outdated. 10. Looking through the windowthree excited girls. 11. Statics ..an integral part of the Mathematics course. 12. Sometimes, a student.seen roaming in the court yard. 13. Some of my cake.broken for my junior brother. 14. Some mobile phones Bluetooth functionalities. 15. The young couple..left for London for their honeymoon. 16. Shooting and kidnapping ..caused many people to flee Mali. 17. Rice and kontonmire stew .my favourite food when I was about eight years old. 18. Philosophy and Anthropology..courses pursued at the university in Ghana. 19. Peaches.my favourite fruit. 20. Parts of the car..made of plastic. 21. One of the teachers.giving a test this morning. 22. One Ghana Cedi ..paid at the gate. 23. None of the teacherspresent at the meeting. 24. No one but his parents.telling the truth about the accident. 25. No one but doctors and nursesknown the fact that the child will die of Leukemia. 26. Neither Kojo nor his parents.seen in the gathering. 27. Neither a television set nor a radio set ..found in the bunker. 28. Mr. Mahama took an oath and .sworn in as the new president. 29. Mathematics and Economics .subjects I like studying on my own. 30. Mathematics taught in every senior high school. 31. Living conditions in the city .difficult to cope with. 32. Last year, a number of workerslaid off for financial reasons. 33. If no one..the right to know, then no one ..important to you. 34. If everyonea right, then beggars.rights.

35. I didnt think lots of money .spent in organizing the event. 36. Every morning, the students .made to sweep the compound. 37. Every boy and girlgoing on the field trip. 38. Either the chairs or the tables .made of metal. 39. Each of the students happy with his or her Christmas present. 40. Either of the boys incredible talent. 41. Either Paul or Peter ..allowed signing of this document. 42. Eating and drinkingthe favourite hobby of the gourmand. 43. Did you know lots of work.. gone into preparation for this programme. 44. Conditions in Egypt been so severe that many refugees have risked death to escape. 45. All the children ..asked to remain standing. 46. All the cars in the garage.four wheel-drives. 47. A watch and chain found in the wardrobe. 48. A teacher and pastor.called upon to deliver the talk. 49. A room furnished with nice upholstery.desirable. 50. A number of candidates.allowed to enter the exams hall. 51. A film about tortoises shown on the Discovery Channel. 52. A documentary on African kangaroos .what I like to watch. 53. A box filled with five bottles.hid in the corner of the room. 54. the list of students been posted on the notice board? 55. The class captain, as well as her assistant, .praised by the headmaster. 56. Both Kofi and Kwesi..members of the same team. 57. A humble and hardwork manelected as the president of the country. 58. Three hours .enough time to rest. 59. Thirty one days .July. 60. thirty days enough for a vacation. SECTION B. Circle the correct ansers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The colour of the fish and birds (serves, serve) as a protection. A happy smile or a friendly hi (doesnt, dont) hurt anyone. The coach and his assistant (trains, train) us patiently. That man (gets, get) a lot of visitors. The coach or his assistant (trains, train) us patiently. Kwesi and I often (take, takes) the bus home. He carpenter, as well as his apprentice, (do,does) an excellent job.

8. Nelson (enters, enter) the ring first anytime he is to fight a bigger opponent. 9. This type of beverage (tastes, taste) delicious. 10. They (share,shares) common features. 11. Mr. Johnson or his assistants (help,helps) us with our problems. 12. Bright, together with his cousins, (attends, attend) St. Matthews College. 13. Any one of my students (perform, performs) well. 14. One of the cats front paws (need, needs) first aid. 15. A house with many extras (cost, costs) money. 16. The doctors, as well as the nurses, (eat, eats) in the canteen. 17. Sometimes one of the pupils (need, needs) additional help. 18. Selina and her sisters (attend, attends) vocational classes. 19. Sophia (works, work) Mathematics like a genius. 20. His vice (step, steps) in his shoes when he is away. SECTION C. Follow the instructions below. Do Not Use Helping Verbs in your sentences. 1. Write 2 sentences with a COLLECTIVE NOUN as a subject. Use one of the following 2 verbs in each sentence: is, are. 2. Write 2 sentences with a SINGULAR SUBJECT. Use one of the following 2 verbs: works, work. 3. Write 2 sentences with a PLURAL SUBJECT. Use one of the following 2 verbs: needs, need. 4. Write 2 sentences with a SINGULAR INDEFINITE PRONOUN as the subject. Use one of the following 2 verbs: takes, take. 5. Write 2 sentences with a COMPOUND SUBJECT. Use one of the following 2 verbs: sing, sings. 6. Write 2 sentences with a PLURAL INDEFINITE PRONOUN as the subject. Use one of the following 2 verbs: stay, stays. 7. Write 2 sentences with an INTERRUPTING PHRASE between the subject and the verb. Use one of the following 2 verbs: walks, walk. 8. Write 2 sentences with the pronoun you as the subject. Use one of the following 2 verbs: cry, cries. 9. Write a sentence with a neither/nor subject, placing a PLURAL SUBJECT after nor. Use one of the following 2 verbs: waits,wait. 10. Write a sentence with a either/or subject, placing a SINGULAR SUBJECT after or. Use one of the following 2 verbs: receive, receives.

Indicate which of the following is a SENTENCE/NON SENTENCE. 1. Come here. 2. Three naughty boys 3. When will I see you again? 4. There are three apples in the fridge. 5. Good Morning! 6. Whenever I see you, 7. What a beautiful baby! 8. If you will do what I want you to do 9. My father works on Saturdays. 10. Stephane ate chocolate candy for dessert;

INDICATE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS PHRASE/CLAUSE/SENTENCE 1. In the morning 2. Whom Kofi saw coming here, 3. Who did you meet at the gate? 4. If only you saw the man well, 5. Over here 6. To the Late Mrs. Agnes Asares Residence 7. There are two books on the table. 8. Powerfully and wonderfully made pillow 9. Have a blessed day! 10. The lady bought two comic magazines for her son. 11. All the fingers 12. Should I come and meet you at the bus stop? 13. Nonsense to the third degree 14. Which we all know is through 15. Sitting by the river side. 16. In the Chest of a Woman 17. Its time to shine again. 18. If you will give me your head; 19. Arise and shine! cried the leader. 20. The great thief of Bagdad

COMPREHENSION/SUMMARY Read the passage below carefully and then answer, in your own words as far as possible the questions on it. What is efficient reading? Basically, in involves the ability to read through a passage fairly quickly and the ability to understand what has been read. It is a mark of intellectual immaturity to hold on to a passage for hours without being able to make meaning out of it. Also, it is a mark of bad reading not be able to recall and discuss what has been read. The foregoing has however put the issue rather too simply. The ability to read through a passage at a good rate can be attained only after a mastery of the grammatical structures of the language. Without a sound mastery of words and how they function under various situations, and understanding how sentences are generated, one cannot read even the simplest passage efficiently. Rather, failure would ever dog ones footsteps. Considering the issue from another perspective, merely mastering the vocabulary and structure of the language is not enough. The readers frame of mind is equally important. Think of a man who is disturbed by the death of a dear one. Such a man would not be able to concentrate on the reading task. If the death,of the dear one is still fresh, he might read through as passage several times without understanding it. On the other hand, if the reader is too excited, he might not be able to concentrate. Take the case of a man who has just read in the newspaper that he has won a handsome sum of money. If he has to read a passage, he may not be able to concentrate. Furthermore, the physical state of the body affects ones ability to read efficiently. So also does the presence or absence of distractions. This is why it is best to read when the body is still fresh, and in a place far from noise and other distractions. QUESTIONS According to the passage, what is efficient reading? In two sentences, identify any two language skills that are essential for efficient reading. State any two other factors that affect readers understanding of a passage. According to the passage which of the following is TRUE or FALSE I. Efficient reading involves ability to read through a passage very quickly. II. It is mark of intellectual immaturity to read a passage for hours without understanding it. III. When you are able to recall what has been read, it is a sign of bad reading. IV. Anybody can read at a good rate, if he or she is determined. V. A good rate of reading can only be attained, when one has mastered the grammatical structures of the language.

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Peoples actual feeling could also affect ones reading and understanding of a passage. VII. It is best to read when the body is still fresh. e. For each of the following words in Group A, find the opposite meaning in the Group B Group A 1. Immaturity 2. Sound 3. Handsome 4. Generated 5. Equally 6. Disturbed 7. Fresh 8. Efficiently 9. Best 10. Noise Bes Group B a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j.

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Improper Withering Least Quiet Conversely Prevented Huge unskillfully unconcerned development