If you`re an 8th-grade student looking to improve your grammar skills, you`ve come to the right place. Subject-verb agreement is an essential part of the English language, and mastering it will enhance your writing and communication skills.
To help you practice subject-verb agreement, we`ve compiled a worksheet with various examples that will challenge you and reinforce your understanding of the topic. Let`s get started!
1. Read each sentence carefully.
2. Identify the subject(s) and the verb(s) in the sentence.
3. Determine whether the subject(s) and verb(s) agree in number (singular or plural).
4. Choose the correct verb form and write it in the space provided.
My friends ___ (is, are) coming over for dinner tonight.
Answer: My friends are coming over for dinner tonight.
Now it`s your turn. Here are some examples to get you started:
1. The group of students ___ (was, were) excited to go on the field trip.
2. The new shoes ___ (fits, fit) perfectly.
3. Neither of the boys ___ (want, wants) to clean their room.
4. The number of books in the library ___ (is, are) increasing.
5. My parents ___ (has, have) been married for 25 years.
Remember, subject-verb agreement is all about making sure that the verb agrees with the subject in number (singular or plural). When you encounter a sentence with multiple subjects, make sure that the verb agrees with the subject closest to it.
By practicing subject-verb agreement, you will develop a strong foundation in grammar that will serve you well in your academic and professional life. Use this worksheet as a starting point to master this important language skill. Happy practicing!