Name ____________                                                Sentence Agreement Practice

Directions →

  1. For each of the sentences below, circle the word that correctly completes the sentence. Be sure that you can identify the subject in each!
  2. After you have edited each sentence and know how you would explain your editing choices,  scroll down to the second page to see the answer key and check yourself!

The students (forget, forgets) their assignments often.

The solution to all of our problems (is, are) to follow the directions.

My mother (prefers, prefer) a good book to a good movie.

The last people off the ship (carry, carries) their own luggage.

The jar of lima beans (was, were) stored in the coolest section of the basement.

Few of the world’s sharks (grow, grows) to be sixty feet long.

Plants and flowers (is, are) featured on the cover of this month’s magazine.

The author and illustrator of the magazine (is, are) the same person.

Neither Ashlyn nor Shannon (has, have) any money.

There (is, are) many reasons you should read those books.

ANSWER KEY BELOW

The students (forget, forgets) their assignments often.

The subject is students (they, 3rd person pl).

The solution to all of our problems (is, are) to follow the directions.

The subject is solution (it, 3rd person sing).

My mother (prefers, prefer) a good book to a good movie.  

The subject is mother (she, 3rd person sing).

The last people off the ship (carry, carries) their own luggage.

The subject is people (they, 3rd person plural).

The jar of lima beans (was, were) stored in the coolest section of the basement.

The subject is jar (it, 3rd person sing).

Few of the world’s sharks (grow, grows) to be sixty feet long.

The subject is ‘few... sharks’ (they, 3rd person pl).

Plants and flowers (is, are) featured on the cover of this month’s magazine.

The compound-subject is plants             and flowers (they, 3rd person plural).

The author and illustrator of the magazine (is, are) the same person.

The subject is same person (he or she, 3rd person singular).

Neither Ashlyn nor Shannon (has, have) any money.

The compound-subject is ‘Ashlyn nor Shannon’ (she/her, 3rd person singular).

There (is, are) many reasons you should read those books.

The subject is reasons (they, 3rd person plural).