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


Either you or I should ___________ the lead.

  • took
  • taking
  • takes
  • take
  • Correct Option: D  [ take ]

    Remark:

Sir, our list of grievances here ________ a long one.

  • are
  • were
  • is
  • was
  • Correct Option: C  [ is ]

    Remark: "list" is a singular noun, and when referring to a singular entity, the verb should also be singular.

Each of the students _______ given a task to complete.

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

    Remark: If a subject is modified by the words "each" or "every" that subject is singular and will take a singular 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.

One person __________ and several others were injured as the police opened fire on protesters.

  • were killed
  • was killed
  • had killed
  • was killing
  • Correct Option: B  [ was killed ]

    Remark:

___________ many times every winter in

  • It snows
  • It snowed
  • It is snowing
  • It is snow
  • Correct Option: A  [ It snows ]

    Remark:

Each of the students ________ responsible for keeping this room clean.

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

    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.

None of the students ___________ responded.

  • have
  • were
  • is
  • has
  • Correct Option: A  [ have ]

    Remark:

The boy in the bus ________ like your brother.

  • look
  • looks
  • looking
  • have been looked
  • Correct Option: B  [ looks ]

    Remark:

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