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Subject Verb Agreement MCQ for CBSE Class-9 and Class-10


The jury _______ divided in their opinion.

  • were
  • was
  • have been
  • have
  • Correct Option: B  [ was ]

    Remark: "jury" is treated as a collective noun, and when referring to the group as a whole, generally we use a singular verb "was."

One of the boys ________ been given a book.

  • have
  • are
  • has
  • were
  • Correct Option: C  [ has ]

    Remark: "One of" is followed by "plural noun/pronoun" and "singular helping verb"

The horse and the coach ________ arrived.

  • have
  • have been
  • would
  • has
  • Correct Option: A  [ have ]

    Remark: When two singular nouns joined by "and" refer to the same person or thing, the verb is singular.
    But here article "the" used twice before each noun to indicate two different subjects, thus "have" used.

Unless we ______ now we can't be on time.

  • will start
  • start
  • starts
  • will be starting
  • Correct Option: B  [ start ]

    Remark:

Our Principal and Chairman of the occasion ________ arrived.

  • is
  • has
  • have
  • are
  • Correct Option: B  [ has ]

    Remark:

The furniture in this room _______ made of teak.

  • are
  • have
  • is
  • No correction
  • Correct Option: C  [ is ]

    Remark: Furniture is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural, so furniture is a singular subject.

Most of the labourers _____________ on the strike.

  • is
  • has
  • are
  • have
  • Correct Option: C  [ are ]

    Remark:

This magazine _________ twice weekly.

  • is appearing
  • appearing
  • appears
  • appeared
  • Correct Option: C  [ appears ]

    Remark: Subject is "Magazine" a Singular noun, go with singular verb.

Not only my parents but also I _______ regretting the change of school.

  • are
  • is
  • am
  • No option is appropriate
  • Correct Option: C  [ am ]

    Remark: in case "Not only...but also" the verb should agree with the subject closest to the verb.

The ruler and the minister ____________ killed.

  • was
  • has been
  • have been
  • is
  • Correct Option: C  [ have been ]

    Remark:

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