This subject-verb agreement practice test includes 10 questions that check your knowledge of this topic.
Read each question and choose the correct verb that agrees with the subject.
When you open the test, clues (or rules) are provided for each question at the top of the page.
Correct answers are included at the end of the test.
Subject-verb agreement rules
Neither the apples nor the basket is expensive.
Rule: when subjects are joined by or, either…or, neither…nor, the verb must agree with the nearer subject.
Some questions include collective nouns. Many students have troubles with collective nouns and subject-verb agreement.
Remember: the number of the subject (singular or plural) is not changed by words that come between the subject and the verb.
For example, one of the table legs is broken.
This a “learning” test because every question has a “rule” or “clue” that accompanies it.
If you take your time and apply each rule to its corresponding question, it will be possible to “figure out” the correct answer to every question. You may take this test as many times as you wish. Repeat the test until you can apply all the subject-verb agreement rules to the test questions.
Last Updated on April 7, 2021.