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1. Carlos is the only one of those students who __________ lived up to the potential described
in the yearbook. ---(have)
2. The International Club, as well as the Choral Society and the Rowing Club, __________ to
submit a new constitution. ---Need
3. One of my best friends _____________ an extra on Seinfeld this week. ---Be
4. Not only the students but also their instructor ________ been called to the principal's office.
5. Most of the milk _____ gone bad. Six gallons of milk _______ still in the refrigerator ---
6. Each and every student and instructor in this building __________ for a new facility by next
year. ---Hope
7. The students and instructors each ________for a new facility by next year. ---Hope
8. Rice and beans, my favorite dish, __________ me of my native Puerto Rico. ---Remind
9. A large number of voters still ___________ along straight-party lines. ---vote
10. Four years _______ a long time to spend away from your friends and family. ---Be
11. Politics __________ sometimes a dirty business. ---Be
Choose the correct form of the verb that agrees with the subject.
1. Annie and her brothers (is, are) at school.
2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) coming to the meeting.
3. The dog or the cats (is, are) outside.
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
5. George and Tamara (doesn't, don't) want to see that movie.
6. Benito (doesn't, don't) know the answer.
7. One of my sisters (is, are) going on a trip to France.
8. The man with all the birds (live, lives) on my street.
9. The movie, including all the previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch.
10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, wants) to win.
11. Either answer (is, are) acceptable.
12. Every one of those books (is, are) fiction.

13. Nobody (know, knows) the trouble I've seen.
14. (Is, Are) the news on at five or six?
15. Mathematics (is, are) John's favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andrea's favorite subject.
16. Eight dollars (is, are) the price of a movie these days.
17. (Is, Are) the tweezers in this drawer?
18. Your pants (is, are) at the cleaner's.
19. There (was, were) fifteen candies in that bag. Now there (is, are) only one left!
20. The committee (debates, debate) these questions carefully.
21. The committee (leads, lead) very different lives in private.
22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, (greets, greet) the press cordially.
23. All of the CDs, even the scratched one, (is, are) in this case.


The piano as well as the pipe organ ____________ to be tuned for the big concert.
2. The mayor together with his two brothers ____________ going to be indicted for accepting
3. Neither of my two suitcases ____________ adequate for this trip.
4. There ____________ a list of committee members on the head-table.
5. Everybody in the class ____________ done the homework well in advance.
6. The jury ____________ their seats in the courtroom.
7. Neither the teacher nor the students ____________ to understand this assignment.
8. ____________ either my father or my brothers made a down-payment on the house?
9. Hartford is one of those cities that ____________ working hard to reclaim a riverfront.
HINT: Try starting the sentence with "Of those cities that . . . ."
10. Some of the grain ____________ gone bad.

11. John or his brother ____________ going to be responsible for this.
12. A few of the students ____________ doing so well they can skip the next course.
13. Either the Committee on Course Design or the Committee on College Operations
____________ these matters.
14. One of my instructors ____________ written a letter of recommendation for me.
1 Some members of the teachers union (want, wants) to go on strike.
2 Janes raincoat, with all the rips and tears, (provide, provides) little
3 There (is, are) a lot of trees on our block.
4 Where (is, are) my keys?
5 In the background (was, were) a big yellow sun.


Part II.
Directions: The following sentences contain compound subject. Choose the correct verb for
each sentence by clicking on the appropriate letter.

1 A small black cat and a large yellow dog (sit, sits) on the front

2 The boss and her secretary (eat, eats) lunch at the same time.

3 For a delicious salad, fresh ingredients and a large bowl (is, are)

4 Comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothing (was, were)
reccommended by the instructor.

5 Not only the students but also the teacher (was, were) anxious to
finish the lesson.

1 Neither of those hats (suit, suits) your face.

2 Somebody in the book club always (forget, forgets) to bring the book.

3 Something in that curry (make, makes) me sneeze.

4 One of those socks (is, are) lighter than the other.

5 Everyone (like, likes) Marys key lime pie.


1. The use of vitamin supplements and herbs (be) ___ becoming increasingly popular among
2. While many studies claim that vitamins and herbs can improve health, there (be) ___ a lot
of controversy about their safety.
3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (do) ___ not regulate vitamins and herbs.
4. Most experts (believe) ___ that herbal supplements are mild and somewhat harmless.
5. Still, anyone who (take) ___ too much of a vitamin or herb could suffer negative side effects.
6. For example, some medical problems (have) ___ been linked to overuse of ephedra, an herb
taken by people to lose weight.
7. Some research (suggest) ___ that Vitamin C may help prevent cancer.
8. People who (take) ___ more than 1,000 miligrams of vitamin C daily may experience
diarrhea or kidney stones.
9. Advertisers say that the herb "kava kava" (reduce) ___ anxiety and insomnia.
10. Using large amounts of kava kava (be) ___ not wise as muscle, eye or skin problems could
11. The danger of long-term use of vitamins and herbs (be) ___ still unknown.
12. There (be) ___ a lot of evidence that vitamin-rich foods are beneficial.
13. However, whether the use of supplements (be) ___ helpful or not is still being debated.
14. Most people (be) ___ able to get all the vitamins they need in the foods they eat.
15. A daily diet that (contain) ___ foods from the 4 groups should supply all the nutrients a
person needs.
16. Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily (be) ___ said to provide all the essential
vitamins we require.
17. The best way to get the necessary vitamins and minerals (be) ___ naturally, through a
healthy diet.
18. Talking to your doctor before taking supplements (be) ___ advisable.