Singular or Plural?

Level:

Elementary

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

Miscellaneous

Are the below sentences correct? If not, select the correct answer:

 
 

1 - More than one person are unhappy with this.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 

2 - My scissors is not cutting properly.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

3 - The United States are very powerful.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 

4 - Five hundred dollars are expensive. Have you nothing cheaper?

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

5 - Three years are a long time.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 
 

6 - The news is not very good.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

7 - There are a couple of points to make.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

8 - The rest of the staff are coming later.

a - "is" not "are"
b - correct
c - "are" not "is"
 

9 - Physics is a very important subject.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

10 - Twenty pounds is a lot of money.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

11 - Athletics are my favourite sport.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 

12 - Economics are very difficult to understand.

a - "is" not "are"
b - correct
c - "are" not "is"
 

13 - Many people is worried about this.

a - "is" not "are"
b - correct
c - "are" not "is"
 

14 - Fish and chips is nice to eat.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 

15 - A number of us is concerned.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

16 - The police have arrested him.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

17 - The police is still looking for him.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

18 - One of my friends are coming to meet us here.

a - correct
b - "are" not "is"
c - "is" not "are"
 

19 - My glasses is broken.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
 

20 - Those is nice trousers.

a - "are" not "is"
b - "is" not "are"
c - correct
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