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Chapter 20. Unit summary: Agreement rules > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Do the following sentences contain subject-verb agreement errors? Yes or No? If yes, correct the sentence.

Neither my brother nor my dad were surprised to hear that Aunt Bonnie is going to Africa.”

Everyone need to be loved.”

Their focus at this point is to meet one another and get acquainted.”

2: Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verb or pronoun.

Sentence Verb/pronoun
A Neither of us ________ able to predict the outcome of today’s game.

• was

• were
 
B Most parents mistakenly think that mumps _______ been eliminated as a childhood disease.

• has

• have
 


C No one has offered to let us use _______ home for the department meeting.

• her

• their

• his or her
 
D She _______ with a black pen.

• write

• writes
 
E They always ________ their boss about his future plans.

• question

• questions
 
F Office politics ______ an important role within an organization.

• play

• plays
 


3: Select the pronoun that is always singular when used as the subject of a sentence.

Pronoun Singular pronoun
Each, few 
It, they 
We, everyone 


4: Choose the sentence that uses parallel sentence structure.
  1. The large, colorful display illustrated the speaker’s message to the sales team and encourages the vice-president to adopt the proposal.

  2. The maintenance crew emptied the trash, swept the floor, and locked the door.

5: Choose the sentence that uses parallel sentence structure.
  1. Dave wrote, edited, and print the documents for Mr. Warren.

  2. When I plan a meeting, I always set a time and location, prepare an agenda, and ask all of the participants if they can attend.




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