Sentence agreement exercise

February 24, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verbs.

1. The state of affairs ……………………. sure to cause him anxiety. (is / are)

2. The introduction of reforms …………………………. not liked by the aristocracy. (was / were)

3. Bread and butter ……………………….. wholesome. (is / are)

4. Slow and steady ………………………. the race. (wins / win)

5. Silver as well as gold ……………………….. a precious metal. (is / are)

6. James together with his friends ……………………… present at the venue. (was / were)

7. Neither the old man nor his sons ……………………… able to give a satisfactory explanation. (was / were)

8. Neither of the two plans ………………………. approved. (was / were)

9. The jury ……………………. divided in their opinions. (were / was)

10. Thrice-told Tales ……………………. an interesting book. (is / are)

Answers

1. The state of affairs is sure to cause him anxiety.

2. The introduction of reforms was not liked by the aristocracy.

3. Bread and butter is wholesome.

4. Slow and steady wins the race.

5. Silver as well as gold is a precious metal.

6. James together with his friends was present at the venue.

7. Neither the old man nor his sons were able to give a satisfactory explanation.

8. Neither of the two plans was approved.

9. The jury were divided in their opinions.

10. Thrice-told Tales is an interesting book.

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