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Subject-Verb Agreement Review (Grade 6)

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Subject-Verb Agreement Review

1. 
My pig Babe together with her babies (has, have) chewed through the yard's fencing.
  1. has
  2. have
2. 
For each numbered sentence in the following paragraph, list the verb(s) and identify whether it is a linking, action or helping verb.

(1.) Pizza is one type of food with a long history. (2.) Its origins reach back to ancient Middle Eastern times. (3.) People of that era ate flat bread that had been cooked in mud ovens. (4.) Soon the Mediterraneans were eating the same flat bread with olive oil and native spices on it. (5.) Years later, in 1889, Queen Margherita was touring her Italian kingdom. (6.) An Italian baker created a special pizza for the queen. (7.) He topped it with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. (8.) The pizza became the queen's favorite treat. (9.) Today, it is known as pizza Margherita. (10.) American soldiers tried it for the first time while they were staying in areas of Italy.










3. 
Neither Maya nor Stephanie (sing, sings) the song correctly.
  1. sing
  2. sings
4. 
Kathy (doesn't, don't) look like her sister Missy at all.
  1. doesn't
  2. don't
5. 
At the dance, the food served during the breaks (was, were) home cooked.
  1. was
  2. were
6. 
There (is, are) sixteen math problems on page twenty-five.
  1. is
  2. are
7. 
Choose the best form of the verb to complete the sentence.

Each member of the team (wants, want) to donate his service.
  1. wants
  2. want
8. 
Either Harold or Joe (is, are) capable of handling the job.
  1. is
  2. are
9. 
Several of the cheerleaders (was, were) honored at the banquet.
  1. was
  2. were
10. 
Ten volunteers (is, are) necessary before we can continue the project.
  1. is
  2. are
11. 
The materials needed for the construction (decreases, decrease) as we gain experience.
  1. decreases
  2. decrease
12. 
Megan or the twins (is, are) sure to be home when you call.
  1. is
  2. are
13. 
Many of Jane's ideas (was, were) accepted by the committee.
  1. was
  2. were
14. 
The room with all the windows (has, have) no furniture.
  1. has
  2. have
15. 
The man with the four dogs (are, is) my uncle's brother.
  1. are
  2. is
16. 
A few members of the club (make, makes) all the trouble.
  1. make
  2. makes
17. 
These rare books (has, have) leather covers.
  1. has
  2. have
18. 
Few (was, were) present at the rally to re-elect Clinton.
  1. was
  2. were
19. 
One of my friends (play, plays) the tuba.
  1. play
  2. plays
20. 
Everything but the eggs (were, was) in the same box.
  1. were
  2. was
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