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


That woman ____________vegetables.

  • sells
  • sell
  • have sold
  • selling
  • Correct Option: A  [ sells ]

    Remark:

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.

This magazine _________ twice weekly.

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

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

All the planets ________ around the earth.

  • moving
  • moves
  • move
  • has moves
  • Correct Option: C  [ move ]

    Remark:

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.

I _______ tennis every Sunday morning.

  • playing
  • play
  • am playing
  • am play
  • Correct Option: B  [ play ]

    Remark:

Every girl and every boy ________ given a silver medal.

  • are
  • was
  • has
  • have
  • 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.

My Father, along with others, ___________ worried.

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

    Remark:

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 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"

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