Subject-verb agreement is one of the basic building blocks of grammar. However, even if you understand the rules, putting it into practice can still be difficult. Subject-verb agreement worksheets can help students who struggle to understand or apply the complex rules.
To help young learners (or anyone who could use a refresher), this worksheet offers some straightforward practice for subject-verb agreement rules. Circle the correct verb form for each sentence, and check your answers using the provided answer key.
This worksheet adds an extra challenge by requiring students to evaluate the subject-verb agreement in each example sentence, and write out the correct sentence. But be careful: Some of the sentences are correct as is. Once they’ve completed the questions, they can check how they did with the answer key.
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If you’re looking for a a few quick example sentences to use in classroom activities or for making your own worksheets, these 10 subject-verb agreement questions are ready-made for you. Students will just need to choose the correct verb form for each sentence.
1. I want/wants a burrito.
2. She and I drive/drives home together after school.
3. Each of us eat/eats one cookie.
4. There is/are some dogs outside barking at a tree.
5. Our family members is/are ready for another road trip.
6. My art teacher prefer/prefers paintings that use a lot of colors.
7. Please don’t yell/yells in the library.
8. My dad want/wants me to come straight home after band practice.
9. Every cat love/loves when I pet them.
10. The burrito was/were not very good.
The answers to the practice question above are provided below.
1. I want a burrito.
2. She and I drive home together after school.
3. Each of us eats one cookie.
4. There are some dogs outside barking at a tree.
5. Our family members are ready for another road trip.
6. My art teacher prefers paintings that use a lot of colors.
7. Please don’t yell in the library.
8. My dad wants me to come straight home after band practice.
9. Every cat loves when I pet them.
10. The burrito was not very good.
Subjects and verbs have to agree in order for sentences to make sense. A verb must agree with its subject based on number. A subject can be singular or plural. For example, we can't say "They takes the garbage out." The plural subject they does not belong with the singular verb takes. The proper sentence is: “They take the garbage out.”
Verbs also have to agree with subjects based on perspective or point of view (first-person, second-person, third-person).
- I take the garbage out.
- She takes the garbage out.
- He listens to music.
- They listen to music.
- She talks very quietly.
- They talk very quietly.
- I write with a pencil.
- They write with a pencil.
- He writes with a pencil.
- You write with a pencil.