Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet For Class 10

Fill in the blanks with a verb form that agrees with the subject.

1. Smoking cigarettes ……………………….. injurious to health. (is / are)

2. She ……………………….. a living by writing stories. (makes / make)

3. Collecting stamps ………………………. his hobby. (is / are)

4. Neither Janet nor Maria ……………………….. a car. (own / owns)

5. Either he or his parents ……………………….. to pay the dues. (has / have)

6. The headmaster as well as the teachers ……………………….. present at the meeting. (was / were)

7. He along with his friends ………………………… holidaying in Morocco. (is / are)

8. Two-thousand pounds …………………………. not a small sum. (is / are)

9. Mathematics ……………………….. difficult for many students. (is / are)

10. Rohan and Sania ……………………….cousins. (is / are)

11. Neither ghee nor butter ……………………….. with me. (agree / agrees)

12. I know a man who ……………………….. old radios. (repair / repairs)

Answers

1. Smoking cigarettes is injurious to health. (Here the subject is the gerund smoking; gerunds are treated as singular.)

2. She makes a living by writing stories.

3. Collecting stamps is his hobby. (Here the subject is the ing form collecting.)

4. Neither Janet nor Maria owns a car.

5. Either he or his parents have to pay the dues.

6. The headmaster as well as the teachers was present at the meeting. (When we connect two nouns with as well as, the verb agrees with the former noun.)

7. He along with his friends is holidaying in Morocco. (When we connect two nouns with ‘along with’, the verb agrees with the former noun.)

8. Two-thousand pounds is not a small sum.

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9. Mathematics is difficult for many students.

10. Rohan and Sania are cousins. (When we connect two singular nouns with and, the verb is plural.)

11. Neither ghee nor butter agrees with me. (When you connect two singular nouns with neither/nor, the verb is singular.)

12. I know a man who repairs old radios. (Here the verb repairs agrees with the singular noun man which is the antecedent of the relative pronoun who.)

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