Verb Agreement Continued Learning



Further examples:
A family of mice dine in my kitchen each night.

A) NO CHANGE
B) dines
C) have dined
D) are dining

  1. Looking at the answer choices, we see all verbs (“I dine” vs “he dines”).

  2. By asking “who” does the dining, we can locate the subject as “A family”.

  3. A family is singular, so replace it with the pronoun “it.”

  4. Using the pronoun “it,” it dines is the only subject-verb pair that works.

 

The number of ‘millennials’ choosing to live in large cities are increasing every year.

A) NO CHANGE
B) increase
C) increases
D) have increased

  1. Looking at the answer choices, we see all verbs (“It increases” vs “they increase”).

  2. By asking ‘what’ is increasing, you can determine the subject to be the number.

  3. Number is singular, so it would be replaced by it.

  4. It increases every year.

     

Donuts, bagels, and Italian hoagies form a trifecta of amazing foods.

A) NO CHANGE
B) forms
C) is forming
D) has formed

  1. Looking at the answer choices we see all verbs.
  2. By asking ‘what’ forms this trifecta, you can determine the subject to be donuts,

    bagels, and Italian hoagies.

  3. Those three combined would be replaced by they.

  4. They form a trifecta.