A helping verb indicates when the action of a sentence takes place. The verb helping has several forms on, is, are, were and will be. Examples: A. Highlight the subject (or composite subject), then co-click on the verb that corresponds to it. The first one was made for you. Can you imagine verbs for actions you have accomplished today? You may have brushed your teeth, put on your shoes, smiled at your friend and buzzed with your water. For the rest of the day, think about what you`re doing. What verbs can you imagine? Fill the spaces with a verb form corresponding to the object. Two or more subjects, linked by `or`, `nor`, `neither` or `nor`, take a verb in the singular. Example: If two or more individual subjects are linked by `and` with each other, the plural verb is used. For example, insert the correct shape of the current shape into the spaces.
The verbs are in parentheses. 1. A new home……. Lots of money. (costs) 2. The new car…….. Very quickly. (walking) 3.
Most things……… more than before. (costs) 4. This plane……… Faster than sound. (Mouches) 5. The lawn ……… It`s good in the summer.
(see) 6. These children……… very healthy. (see) 7. One of the players……… From my village. (to come) 8. These people…….. us in their own cars. (to come) Answers: 1.
Cost 2. runs 3. Cost 4. Fly 5. looks 6. 7. comes 8. Words that are associated with a singular theme, with, in addition to or even, are catchy and therefore have no influence on the number of verbs. Example: 1. Someone (stealing, stealing) my morning paper almost every morning.
2. Both (argument, argued) on the phone. 3. Some pizzas (have, have) stored for later. 4. Half of the answers (was, were) correct. 5. Half of the assignment (east, east) is already completed. 6. Most of the ice (flow, bottom) in the spring. 7.
None of the employers who interviewed me last week called with the results of their interviews. 8. A small group of parents (hopes, hopes) meet on Sunday to discuss travel arrangements for their children travelling to Southeast Asia in the fall. It is` or are in the following sentences: 1. There……… two boys standing there. 2. There……….
many students at school. 3. Today there is ………. A lot of boys are absent from the class. 4. If you need money, there is ……… A few in my pocket. 5. There ……… Sixteen players selected to travel to Australia.
6. There………. a proper balance of emotions and intelligence in him. 7. There …….. Nothing that could be so rejoicing. 8. ………..
someone? 9. There ……… No light here. 10. Like……… total darkness inside. Answers: 1. are 2.
are 3. are 4. is 5. are 6. is 6. is 8. is 8. is 9. is 10. is some names that are plural in form, but singular in the sense, take a singular verb. Example: In each of the following sentences, an appropriate verb is provided in accordance with its theme: – However, it must be taken into account that if the individuals who make up the collective noun are thought of, it can take a plural verb.
Example: Question 3. Highlight the verbs in the sentences below and indicate whether they are in the active or passive voice. (i) Sita loves Savitri. (ii) The wall is built by the mason. (iii) Some boys helped the injured man. (iv) The man killed the snake. v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Answer: (i) Sita loves Savitri. – (Active) (ii) The wall is built by the mason. – (Passive) (iii) Some boys helped the injured. – (Active) (iv) Man killed the snake.
– (Active) (v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Prepared — (Active) has been eaten — (Passive) (d) If the subject is plural, but represents a single figure or quantity, a singular verb is required. One hundred kilometres is a long distance. A thousand rupees is not much these days. Dal and Roti are a dinner in northern India. A Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is a famous novel. When individual subjects have “everyone” or “all” in front of them, the verb is usually singular.