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Subject Verb Agreement


1. Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of
an airline, have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic
about their
outlook for the upcoming quarter.

• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their

2. A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the
housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
earlier in the decade.

• keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
• keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
• keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
• keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like
• keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did

3. The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as
members only women who can prove lineal descent
from a patriot of the American Revolution.

• admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
• admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
• admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
• only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
• admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

4. Consumption of bread products made from ergot-infected grains often trigger severely
debilitating symptoms such as muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper
dose, also cause a significant reduction in
maternal bleeding after childbirth.

• bread products made from ergot-infected grains often trigger severely debilitating symptoms
such as muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper dose, also cause a
significant reduction in
• products made from ergot-infected grains often trigger severely debilitating symptoms such as
muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper dose, also cause significantly
reduced
• bread products made from ergot-infected grains often triggers severely debilitating symptoms
such as muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper dose, also causes a
significant reduction in
• bread made from ergot-infected grains often triggers severely debilitating symptoms such as
muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper dose, also cause a significant
reduction in
• bread products made from ergot-infected grains often trigger severely debilitating symptoms
such as muscle contractions, seizures and gangrene but, at a proper dose, also causes a
significantly reduced

5. Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native
Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by
stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
medical care and schooling to
such a remote area.

• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service
as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as

6. The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been
available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform
proposal.


• has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education
reform proposal
• have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education
reform proposal
• have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial
education reform
• has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform
proposal
• has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial
reform in education

7. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.


• The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
• The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like those caused by faulty wiring, have
increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like the number caused by faulty wiring,
have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like the number caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

8. Hogarth's engravings, which provide a vivid portraitof eighteenth-century London, are of
interest to both
artists and historians.

A. are of interest to both
B. are interests both for
C. are both interesting to
D. is of interest to both
E. is interesting for both

9. The banana that contains high level of potassium and other important minerals are considered
to be
one of nature’s healthiest fruits.
• The banana that contains high level of potassium andother important minerals are considered
to be
• The banana, which contains high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is
considered
• The banana, which contain high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is
considered to be
• Bananas which contain high levels of potassium and other important minerals are considered
• The banana, which contains high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is
considered to be

10. The increase in unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well
as energy costs, are
forcing many homeowners to look into alternative sources of fuel in order
to save money on winter heating.

• unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs,
are
• rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in retail prices and energy costs,
have been
• unemployment rates, coupled with significant increases in both retail prices and energy costs,
is
• unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs,
is
• rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in both retail as well as energy
costs, had been

11. According to industry analysts, the recent growth in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in
major metropolitan areas are
likely to accelerate in the future.

• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitanareas are

12. Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, along with other former slaves and white abolitionists,
helped create what had become known as the Underground Railroad, and were responsible for
leading hundreds, if not thousands, of slaves to freedom.

• had become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
• had become known as the Underground Railroad, and was
• has been becoming known as the Underground Railroad,and was
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and was

13. Since 1929, when the global telegraph business peaked, the number of telegrams delivered
annually have decreased from 200 million to only 21,000 last year.

• have decreased from 200 million
• have been reduced from 200 million
• has decreased from 200 million
• has been reduced from 200 million down
• has decreased from 200 million down

14. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds provide evidence that animals other than
humans
use a hierarchical structure of communication.

• provide evidence that animals other than humans
• provides evidence that animals other than humans
• provide evidence that an animal other than humans
• provides evidence that an animal other than a human
• provide evidence that animals, like humans,

15. According to a recent study conducted at over 100 American universities, the number of
college graduates interested in pursuing a career in financial services is likely to double by
2010.

• is likely to double
• Are likely to increase by twice
• Are likely to double
• Will double
• Will increase by twice

16. Since 1989, after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic
groups in the reunified Germany, in cultural and economic assimilation terms, were the former
East Germans
, who have had to acclimate to an entirely different political system.

• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the
reunified German, in cultural and economic assimilation terms, were the former East Germans
• after the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the
reunified Germany, in cultural terms as well as those of economic assimilation, were the
former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the reunified Germany's most problematic ethnic
groups, in terms of cultural and economic assimilation, was the former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the
reunified Germany, in terms of cultural and economicassimilation, has been the former East
Germans
• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the
reunified Germany, in both terms of cultural and economic assimilation, have been the former
East Germans

17. Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations,
homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental
legislation.


• have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
• has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of environmental legislationthat is still pending

18. In comparison with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively
broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have
a less
symmetric wind field.

• with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of
maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have
• with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of
maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has
• with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located
farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have
• to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of
maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have
• to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of
maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has

19. Every workday at dawn, the patriarch of one of the city’s five richest families leaves his
mansion and walks
to city hall.

• richest families leaves his mansion and walks
• richest families leave his mansion and walk
• richest families leaves his mansion and walk
• richer families leave his mansion and walks
• richer families leaves his mansion and walks
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement Set (700-800) [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:24
IMO
1 C
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3 A
4 C
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6 A
7 E
8 A
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10 D
11 C
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13 C
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement Set (700-800) [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 09:14
1.C 2.B 3.A 4.C 5.E 6.A 7.E 8.A 9.B 10.D 11.C 12.C 13.C 14.B 15.A 16.D

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Re: Subject Verb Agreement Set (700-800) [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 13:32
my answers:

1 C
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3 A
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 16:24
My responses:
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2014, 22:29
Should 13 be C or D ?

It refers to "number" of telegrams. So shouldn't it be "has" ? I went for D on this one.
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2014, 22:31
Also, for 9th, I went for E. Since it is singular "The banana", so it should be followed by "contains". If you disagree, please clarify.
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Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 01:29
Q19: Every workday at dawn, the patriarch of one of the city’s five richest families leaves his
mansion and walks to city hall.
Every workday at dawn,
the patriarch[/color] of one of the city’s five richest families
leaves his mansion and
walks to city hall.
• richest families leaves his mansion and walks -Correct
• richest families leave his mansion and walk
• richest families leaves his mansion and walk
richer families leave his mansion and walks
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 01:42
17. Since the last election,
the lobbying effort
initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners
have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
• has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending [wordy]

awareness of Vs awareness about:
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 02:00
16. Since 1989,
after the Berlin Wall had been demolished,
-- one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in cultural and economic assimilation terms,
-- were the former East Germans,
--- who have had to acclimate to an entirely different political system.

• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified German, in cultural and economic assimilation terms, were the former East Germans
[ in cultural and economic assimilation terms: I believe this is also wrong here? It shall be in X and Y]
• after the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in cultural terms as well as those of economic assimilation, were the former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the reunified Germany's most problematic ethnic groups, in terms of cultural and economic assimilation,was the former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in terms of cultural and economic assimilation, has been the former East Germans
• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in both terms of cultural and economic assimilation, have been the former East Germans
C Vs D:
The present perfect is used with for and since, when the actions started in the past have not finished or whose consequences still goes on in the present:
I have lived in Victoria for five years.(I still live in Victoria.)
The simple past is used with for and since, when the actions have already finished: I lived in Victoria for five years.(I don't live in Victoria now.)
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 02:11
15. According to a recent study conducted at over 100 American universities,
the number of college graduates
--interested in pursuing a career in financial services
is likely to double by 2010.

• is likely to double
Are likely to increase by twice
Are likely to double
Will double
Will increase by twice

1: "number" is singular => "is"
2. A Vs D: A bec. study can't conclude the something will happen. [Am i correct in my understanding?]
3. double vs increase by twice: Which one is better?
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Re: Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 02:24
13. Since 1929,
-when the global telegraph business peaked,
--the number of telegrams
---delivered annually
--have decreased from 200 million to only 21,000 last year.

have decreased from 200 million
have been reduced from 200 million
• has decreased from 200 million
has been reduced from 200 million down
• has decreased from 200 million down

14. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds
provide evidence
-- that animals other than humans

-- use a hierarchical structure of communication.

provide evidence that animals other than humans
• provides evidence that animals other than humans
provide evidence that an animal other than humans
• provides evidence that an animal other than a human
provide evidence that animals, like humans,
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Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2014, 02:44
11. According to industry analysts,
the recent growth
--in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas
are
likely to accelerate in the future.
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is [the numbers is a correct usage but here it's usage is incorrect.]
why? Read this:
This chart lists the numbers of various crimes committed in the city last year.
--> There's a different number for each kind of crime, so singular "number" would make no sense here.

• hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are

12. Before the Civil War,
Harriet Tubman, along with other former slaves and white abolitionists,
helped create what had become known as the Underground Railroad,
and were
responsible for leading hundreds, if not thousands, of slaves to freedom.
had become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
had become known as the Underground Railroad, and was
has been becoming known as the Underground Railroad,and was
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and was
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