Subject-Verb Agreement

Choose a singular or a plural noun

Singular or plural?

Genetics is / are developing very quickly in Poland these days.

Singular or plural?

Genetics is developing very quickly in Poland these days.

Singular or plural?

The police has / have arrested two people suspected in the case.

Singular or plural?

The police have arrested two people suspected in the case.

Singular or plural?

Four days is / are a long time to wait for an appointment.

Singular or plural?

Four days is a long time to wait for an appointment.

Singular or plural?

The evidence suggests/suggest that she was at the scene of the crime.

Singular or plural?

The evidence suggests that she was at the scene of the crime.

Singular or plural?

I lost my suitcase at the airport and when I got it back some of my belongings was / were missing.

Singular or plural?

I lost my suitcase at the airport and when I got it back some of my belongings were missing.

Singular or plural?

Two percent is / are a small pay rise.

Singular or plural?

Two percent is a small pay rise.

Singular or plural?

The number of private investigators has / have risen recently.

Singular or plural?

The number of private investigators has risen recently.

Singular or plural?

The majority of my students wants / want to pass the exam as soon as possible.

Singular or plural?

The majority of my students want to pass the exam as soon as possible.

Singular or plural?

60% of students in Poland wants / want to pursue Ph.d studies.

Singular or plural?

60% of students in Poland want to pursue Ph.d studies.

Singular or plural?

A number of people still supports/ support the old regime.

Singular or plural?

A number of people still support the old regime.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

Text Claw

One survey found that 26 million Britons ___________thumb pain from gadget use

Adapted from: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

Text neck

According to a 2014 report, text neck is becoming an epidemic and could lead to permanent damage. A growing number of Britons ______ their neck problems.

Adapted from: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

Phantom vibration syndrome

Research conducted by Indiana University found that 89% of undergraduates _____________ phantom vibrations when their phones were silent. 

Adapted from: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

Screen sightedness

A vast majority of smartphone users ___________ dry eyes, headaches and an increase in myopia

Adapted from: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

Ecoli screen

A 2011 study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that 16% of phones ________ Ecoli, which means one in six mobile phones is contaminated with faecal matter. 

Adapted from: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/nov/14/mobile-smartphones-health-silly-walk

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