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Subject-Verb Agreement Review (Grade 6)

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Subject-Verb Agreement Review

My pig Babe together with her babies (has, have) chewed through the yard's fencing.
  1. has
  2. have
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.

Neither Maya nor Stephanie (sing, sings) the song correctly.
  1. sing
  2. sings
Kathy (doesn't, don't) look like her sister Missy at all.
  1. doesn't
  2. don't
At the dance, the food served during the breaks (was, were) home cooked.
  1. was
  2. were
There (is, are) sixteen math problems on page twenty-five.
  1. is
  2. are
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
Either Harold or Joe (is, are) capable of handling the job.
  1. is
  2. are
Several of the cheerleaders (was, were) honored at the banquet.
  1. was
  2. were
Ten volunteers (is, are) necessary before we can continue the project.
  1. is
  2. are
The materials needed for the construction (decreases, decrease) as we gain experience.
  1. decreases
  2. decrease
Megan or the twins (is, are) sure to be home when you call.
  1. is
  2. are
Many of Jane's ideas (was, were) accepted by the committee.
  1. was
  2. were
The room with all the windows (has, have) no furniture.
  1. has
  2. have
The man with the four dogs (are, is) my uncle's brother.
  1. are
  2. is
A few members of the club (make, makes) all the trouble.
  1. make
  2. makes
These rare books (has, have) leather covers.
  1. has
  2. have
Few (was, were) present at the rally to re-elect Clinton.
  1. was
  2. were
One of my friends (play, plays) the tuba.
  1. play
  2. plays
Everything but the eggs (were, was) in the same box.
  1. were
  2. was
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