Practice 6: subject-verb agreement
read this passage. underline the subject and verb in each sentence. see if the subject and
verb agree. if they do, write a c above the verb: if not, revise the verb.
the popularity of various baby names have really changed over the last century. each
decade seems to have its "top ten." some names, however, was popular for many years. one
example is the girl's name mary: it was number one for many of the years between 1890 and
1969! the boy's name michael has been first or second for most of the past 30 years!
back in the 1970s and '80s, the number one girl's name was jennifer. for boys jason and
david was favored, followed by matthew and james. if you know anyone born in the '50s or
'60s, you might run across women called susan, patricia, karen, deborah, and donna, and men
named james, john, robert, and william.
over the last ten years, the most popular names for girls has been emily, madison, hannah,
ashley, jessica, and sarah. many of these are spelled in diverse ways. you may have met a
sara, an emilie, or a hana. top names for boys includes michael, jacob, christopher, nicolas,
joshua, and andrew. they do not seem to have the variety of feminine spellings, but they often
have many nicknames. when one looks at the list above, it could says mike, jake, chris, nick,
josh, and andy-or drew!
what fun it is to look back at the names people chose for their babies during different eras
and we haven't even mentioned what influenced those choices, like the movie stars or sports
celebrities of the day. for real fun, one can tries to predict which names will be hot next year!
i would say that whatever comes next, the second one doesn't him cross bridges. king is going to set the stage for a you said they said kind of argument which hardly ever gets anyone anywhere.
the first one is fine. it's just two allusions to the bible which king justify his reasons for spreading his ideas. the comparison might be a bit harmful, but maybe not as bad as the second one.
the third one just states a fact. he may be flaunting his status and if he is, that's not going to matters. this is a colored organization: it may offend the white population. it shouldn't but it might. king really is just stating a fact.
i'd still pick b, but don't be surprised if it is c.
this sentence is a run on. it should be, the truck driver backed his vehicle between two building. the truck driver did not have an inch to spare.
the answer is:
molly spencer, the president of the spanish club is the perfect example of a leader because she is organized, efficient and punctual.
in the given paragraph, the main idea is located in the last sentence. at the beginning, the writer introduces the topic and provides supporting evidence in the rest of the sentences. in this case, the author gives examples of why molly is organized, efficient and punctual.
read this passage. underline the subject and verb in each...