English grammar

Module 3, Verbs, Review:

Agreement and Difficult Verbs

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English grammar
English grammar

Verb Agreement

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
1.
The Amazonian Indians has/have preserved their ancient way of life.
2.
Carmen buys/buy a new purse every month.
3.
Those elephants has/have learned how to do tricks.
4.
Lee makes/make the best fudge I've ever tasted.
5.
Your lunch is/are getting cold.

Verb Agreement Challenges

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
6.
There is/are many more pyramids in Egypt besides the ones in Giza.
7.
Neither Lydia nor her brothers knows/know how to fix a flat tire.
8.
Here is/are the clay model Michelangelo used to create his famous sculpture.
9.
Either a teacher or two parents works/work each shift in the concession stand.
10.
There goes/go the wild parakeets you like to watch.
Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
11.
Civics has/have been added to our social studies curriculum this year.
12.
Half of the movies this weekend is/are rated R, so I won't be watching them.
13.
"Birches" is/are a poem written by Robert Frost and published in 1915.
14.
The pride of lions was/were napping after feasting on the gazelle.
15.
Half of the onions was/were peeled and sliced.

Difficult Verbs: Lie/Lay

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
16.
These floor tiles have laid/lain here since my grandmother was a girl, so it is time to replace them.
17.
Always lay/lie those glass panes down very carefully.
18.
Verona lays/lies to the west of Venice, Italy, and is the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
19.
The orchard lays/lies beyond the trees behind my house.
20.
Those planks laid/lay in the garage for years before we used them to build a tree house.

Difficult Verbs: Sit/Set

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
21.
The store usually sets/sits its sale merchandise on a table at the front of the store.
22.
If you are feeling faint, you should set/sit down.
23.
Lydia had set/sat the glasses in the china cabinet where they belonged.
24.
We have been setting/sitting here waiting for our appointment for an hour.
25.
Carlos set/sit the ball down so that he could tie his shoes.

Difficult Verbs: Raise/Rise

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
26.
We will need to raise/rise early if we want to watch the sunrise.
27.
One of the students raised/rose some good concerns about the fundraising ideas.
28.
You may not raise/rise from the table until you have asked to be excused.
29.
Denise and Dave had raised/risen four children and then adopted four more.
30.
I can't believe that the temperature has raised/risen more than twenty degrees in one day.
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