SAT Grammar Practice Test: Subject-Verb Agreement 1

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1. The number of new bands from my hometown of Austin are astonishing when you consider that the city used to be much smaller than it is today.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. were astonishing
  • C. is astonishing
  • D. astonish

2. Both the egg and the eggplant, which have little in common with one another, is very versatile when it comes to preparing a home-cooked meal for your family.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. are very
  • C. they are very
  • D. was very

3. Sitting on the couch and watching TV was the best ways that Eric knew how to pass the time; unfortunately, he couldn't pass 11th grade.

  • A. NO CHANGE
  • B. Sitting on the couch, watching TV, were
  • C. Sitting on the couch and watching TV were
  • D. To sit on the couch and watching TV were

4. Arching their backs and hissing is a behavior common to many felines when they feel that their safety is threatened.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. hissing are a behavior
  • C. hissing, behaviors
  • D. hissing are behaviors

5. According to my friend, a coin collector, a number of people are seeking Liberty Head nickels minted in 1883.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. a number of people is seeking Liberty Head nickels
  • C. Liberty Head nickels are being sought by a number of people, they were
  • D. Liberty Head nickels are sought by a number of people

6. There is more than two decades left until the next major earthquake is expected to shake California.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. There have been
  • C. There are
  • D. It has

7. Two writers in the USA, with unbelievable audacity, were claiming to write a thousand books a year by working as a team and barely sleeping.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. is claiming
  • C. was claiming
  • D. has been claiming

8. Since news of the bankruptcy came suddenly, the entire company are clearing out their desks immediately.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. everyone in the company are clearing out their desks
  • C. everyone in the company is clearing out his or her desk
  • D. the entire company is clearing out their desk

9. The school of fish, hiding among the jagged coral, were easily seen by the hammerhead shark, despite the gloomy camouflage of the surroundings.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. seen
  • C. are easily seen
  • D. was easily seen

10. Philip Ferdinand's debt, which grew rapidly as he spent frivolously on extravagant luxuries, were what ruined him in the end.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. was what ruined him in the end.
  • C. and ruined him in the end.
  • D. ruining him in the end.