Set I, 41

The sentences which follow have singular subjects and verbs. To gain skill in verb agreement, rewrite each sentence, changing the subject from singular to the plural. Then make sure the verb agrees with the new subject. Keep all verbs in the present tense.

EXAMPLE: The boy runs. Rewrite: The boys run.

1. My dog seems hungry.

2. The student is telling the truth.

3. The child learns to talk very rapidly.

4. During the second set, the drummer collapses on the stage.

5. The cow jumps over the moon.

6. The college offers many scholarships.

7. His room looks messy.

8. She runs the track in 6 minutes flat.

9. The infant makes funny gurgling noises.

10. My sofa is in bad shape.

Now rewrite each of the following sentences changing the subject from the plural to the singular. Then make sure the verb agrees with the new subject. Keep all verbs in the present tense.

1. My friends dance wildly at these parties.

2. They wonder what is wrong with her.

3. In the hospital, nurses carrying medicine walk the halls.

4. Those clouds indicate that a storm is coming.

5. My grandparents have a farm in Georgia.

6. The flowers smell sweet.

7. His friends are active politically.

8. The paintings add a look of charm to the room.

9. My pet guinea pigs eat raw eggs.

10. The offices are poorly lighted.