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Subject-Verb Agreement

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One of the girls has/have given up her/their seat/s
has, her, seat
Is everyone happy with his or her/ their gift?
his or her
All of the people clapped his or her/their hands.
their
All of the newspaper was/were soaked.
was
Most of the classes was/were full
were
Most of my body is/are aching
is
Neither of my brothers like/likes loud music.
likes
Neither my roommate nor my neighbors like/likes loud music.
like
Neither my neighbors nor my roommate like/likes loud music.
likes
Either my brother or my parents is/are the culprit.
are
Either my parents or my brother is/are the culprit.
is
After deliberating, the jury reports its/their verdict
its
The jury still disagree/disagrees on a number of counts.
disagree
Two-thirds of the park has/have burned.
has
Two-thirds of the students was/were commuters.
were
Carla is one of the employees who always work/works overtime.
work
Sue is the only one of the employees who always work/works overtime.
works
If I was/were to be young again, I'd make smarter decisions.
were
If she was/were a professor, she wouldn't give any exams.
were
If my friend was/were to lose her job, she would probably not find a new one quickly.
were
I wish I was/were prettier.
were
He ran as if he was/were being chased by a ghost.
were
People treated her as though she was/were a queen.
were
You/Your winning in spite of the odds inspired us all.
your
We could not stand him/his whining about everything.
his
Lay/Lie down!
lie
Lay/Lie the books on the desk
lay
I lay/laid on the sofa earlier
lay
I lay/laid the books on the desk this morning.
laid
I have lain/laid on the sofa.
lain
I have lain/laid the books on the desk.
laid
Who/Whom do you think wrote the story?
who
Who/Whom did you visit?
whom
The center is open to whoever/whomever wants to use it.
whoever
The minister grimaced at whoever/whomever she greeted.
whomever
The minister grimaces at whoever/whomever made any noise.
whoever
The next two speakers will be Philip and her/she.
she
His brother has always been more athletic than him/he.
he
Both panelists - Tony and I/me - were inspired.
I
The committee elected two representatives: Sue and I/me.
me
Come to work with Jose and I/me.
me
There has been another conflict between my sister and I/me.
me
We/Us fans never give up hope.
we
The rangers depend on we/us fans.
us
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