Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions in brackets after each sentence. Make any needed changes in the form of each verb.
Example:Each of the contestants was confused by the question. [Change Each to Several.]
Several of the contestants were confused by the question.
All of the fruit has been picked. [Change fruit to oranges.]
Since all is an indefinite pronoun that can function in both singular and plural forms, when using the singular noun, fruit, it takes a singular verb – has.
For each of the following sentences, identify the subject of the verb in parentheses. Then, choose the verb form that agrees in number with the subject.
Example: The scientist, along with her two assistants, (is, are) working on a computer simulation of earthquake activity. scientist; is.
The theory of plate tectonics (has, have) explained causes of earthquake activity throughout the world.
Most of the following sentences contain errors in pronoun-antecedent agreement. Write the incorrect pronoun and the correct form. If a sentence is already correct, write .
Example: If we had seventy dollars, they would be enough for that program.
The students who left his or her uniforms on the bus should report to the front hall.
Most of the following sentences contain errors in pronoun-antecedent agreement. If a sentence contains an error in agreement, rewrite the sentence to correct the error. If a sentence is already correct, write . EXAMPLE:The band is practicing the selections that they will perform in the statewide competition.
The band is practicing the selections that it will perform in the statewide competition.
Each of the men says that they will help deliver the gift packages to the families.