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---------*****-------SUBJECT AND VERB AGREEMENT---------******--------Exercise 1
1. Tom with dog_____ here now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
2. Tom as well as his dog_____ here now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
3. My old friends and colleague, John, _____ married.
A. has just got
B. have just got
C. just has got
D. just have got
4. The singer and actor_____ coming now.
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are

5. The singer and the actor_____ coming now.
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
6. Mathematics_____ difficult.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
7. Two billion dollars_____ not enough for the victims of the tsunami
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
8. Three years in a strange land _____ like a long time for lonely people.
A. is seeming
B. are seeing
C. seems
D. seemed
9. The film "Titanic"_____ very interesting.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
10. Cattle______ allowed grazing here now.
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
11. None of this money______ me right now.
A. belong to
B. belongs to
C. belonged to
D. belonging to
12. None of them______ right now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were

13. Every student ______ willing to join the picnic now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
14. The number of students______ in creasing now.
A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is
15. A number of students ______ playing table - tennis now.
A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is
16. Physics______ her favorite subject at school.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. have been
17. They boy, with his two companions, ______ the cherry tree now.
A. has split
B. have split
C. is slitting
D. are splitting
18. The write and poet______ going to preside over this meeting
A. are
B. is
C. have been going D. is to
19. Neither the mother nor the children______ aware of the danger.
A. were
B. was
C. is
D. has been
20. She told me that she ______ happy for what he______
A. is feeling/ did
B. was feeling/ had done
C. feels/ did
D. has felt/ has been going
Exercise 2
1. If anyone______, tell him I'll be back later.
A. was calling
B. called
C. call
D. calls
2. Each of the boys______ a book now.
A. have
B. has
C. had
D. are having

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3. Two-thirds of the money______ mine now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
4. About sixty per cent of the students in this class ______ from China.
A. was
B. were
C. are
D. is
5. A number of sheep______ eating grass now.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
6. The number of books in this library______ large.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
7. Either you or I ______ wrong.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. were
8. Neither my gloves nor my hat______ with this dress.
A. is going
B. are going
C. goes
D. go
9. The poor living her______ help.
A. is needing
B. are needing
C. need
D. needs
10. Several of the students ______ absent yesterday.
A. has been
B. had been
C. were
D. was
11. The professor said that Vietnam ______ to South-East Asia.
A. has belonged
B. has belonged C. belonged
D. belongs
12. He______ he had read that story - book before.
A. told
B. has told
C. had told
D. said
13. His choice of words______ very good.
A. are
B. be
C. is
D. being
14. Anybody who______ my keys will be given a candy.
A. find
B. finds
C. are finding
D. found
15. The Browns ______ here since 1950.
A. are living
B. have lived
C. have been living D. has been living
16. John, as well as I, ______ a student.
A. are
B. were
c. as
D. has been
17. Not only John but his brothers ______ also in debt.
A. is
B. have
C. was
D. were
18. The majority of the TOEFL tests ______ difficult.
A. are
B. is
C. be
D. being
19. Local news ______ on TV every night at 5:30
A. were
B. was
C. is
D. are
20. A number of sheep______ died from a strange illness.
A. have
B. has
C. is
D. are
Exercise 3
1. Minh with his friends_____ here now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
2. Ba and Nam _____ here now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
3. Physic ______easy, ________?
A. is / aren’t they B. are / isn’t it
C. was / wasn’t it D. were / weren’t they
4. Millions of dollars_____ not enough for the victims of the tsunami
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
5. Four years far from homeland _____ to make me love it more.
A. is seeming
B. are seeing
C. seems
D. seemed
6. Cattle______ grazing on the meadow now.

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A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
7. Neither of the books______ me
A. belong to
B. belongs to
C. was belonged to D. belonging to
8. Many of them______ present at the meeting last night.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
9. Every child ______ given a book.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
10. Three fourth of the students______ absent at the show yesterday.
A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is
11. A number of students ______ playing table - tennis at present.
A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is
12. Physics______ my favorite subject.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. have been
13. Neither the mother nor the children______ aware of the danger.
A. were
B. was
C. is
D. has been
14. If anyone______, tell him I'll be back later.
A. was calling
B. called
C. call
D. calls
15. Each of the boys______ a book now.
A. have
B. has
C. had
D. are having
16. Two-thirds of the money______ mine now.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
17. The number of cows______ eating in the meadow at present.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
18. The number of books in this library______ large.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
19. Either you or I ______ wrong.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. were
20. Neither my gloves nor my hat______ with this dress.
A. is going
B. are going
C. goes
D. go
Exercise 4
1. Several of the students ______ absent yesterday.
A. has been
B. had been
C. were
D. was
2. The Browns ______ here since 1950.
A. are living
B. have lived
C. have been living D. has been living
3. John, as well as I ______ a student.
A. are
B. were
C. am
D. has been
4. Not only John but his brothers ______ also in debt.
A. is
B. have
C. was
D. were
5. Local news ______ on TV every night at 5:30
A. were
B. was
C. is
D. are
6. A number of sheep______ died from a strange illness.
A. have
B. has
C. is
D. are
7. The boy and the girl _________ bad at Math.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. be
8. The subject you will be studying in this course ______ listed in the syllabus.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
9. Massachusetts and Connecticut ______ located in New England.
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are

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10. Each girl and each boy in the six grade class ______ to do a science project.
A. have
B. has
C. is having
D. are having
11. Making pies and cakes ______ Mrs. Lan’s specialty.
A. are
B. has
C. have
D. is
12. Each of children ______ a toy.
A. has
B. have
C. are having
D. to have
13. The writer and poet ______ coming tonight.
A. are
B. were
C. was
D. is
14. Everything ______ bright and clean.
A. looking
B. to look
C. looks
D. is looking
15. The seven-o’clock news _____ informative.
A. are
B. were
C. was
D. is
16. Physics _____ my favorite subject.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. was
17. Economics _____ taught in university.
A. are
B. were
C. is
D. was
18. Mathematics _____ a difficult subject at school.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have
19. Physics _____ more difficult than chemistry
A. are
B. were
C. is
D. was
20. Much homework____ given to students every day.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. was
Exercise 5
1. Measles _____ a dangerous disease.
A. are
B. was
C. is
D. were
2. The furniture _____ more expensive than we think.
A. are
B. were
C. have
D. is
3. Four weeks _____ a longer time to wait him.
A. are
B. were
C. has
D. is
4. Each student ______ an apple.
A. has been given B. to give
C. are given
D. were given
5. Three thousand dollars _____ a big sum of money.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have
6. Water and oil mix.
A. does not
B. have not
C. do not
D. is not
7. The rich _____ always happy
A. are not
B. is not
C. do not
D. does not
8. The injured _____ taken to the hospital recently.
A. have been
B. has been
C. were
D. was
9. A few books I have read _____ famous
A. has been
B. was
C. is
D. are
10. The number of students in this class _____ small.
A. are
B. were
C. have been
D. is
11. A number of children _____ cakes.
A. likes
C. are liking
C. like
D. to like
12. No student _____ in the hall.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have been
13. No students ____ on the schoolyard.

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A. is
B. was
C. be
D. are
14. There ___ a fire in this room now.
A. is
B. are
C. were
C. was
15. Not only my brother but also my sisters ____ here.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. be
16. One of the boxes ______ open.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. have been
17. The book, including all the chapters in section, ______ interesting.
A. are not
B. is not
C. weren’t
D. haven’t been
18. The team captain, as well as his players, _____ boringly.
A. are playing
B. is playing
C. to play
D. play
19. The woman with all the dogs ______ down my street.
A. to walk
B. walking
C. walk
D. walks
20. The people who listen to that music ______ few.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. be
Exercise 6
1. The secretary and the manager _____ present there last night.
A. were
B. was
C. have been
D. has been
2. The singer and doctor _____ coming soon.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. was
3. Nobody ____ the party, although everything _____ ready.
A. come / are
B. comes / are
C. comes / is
D. came / are
4. The study of languages _____ time.
A. requires
B. require
C. to require
D. requiring
5. The president, together with his advisors,_____.
A. come
B. to come
C. has already come D. have already come
6. They, no less than Tom, _____ eager to start.
A. was
B. were
C. was
D. am
7. The manager, as well as his assistant,_____.
A. has arrived
B. have arrived
C. arrive
D. to arrive
8. The number of students _____ 40.
A. are
B. were
C. have been
D. is
9. Either you or I _____ wrong.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. am
10. Neither he nor his friends _____ able to come.
A. is
B. am
C. are
D. was
11. Twenty dollars _____ too much to pay for this book.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. be
12. Half of the money _____ stolen.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have been
13. Half of the students _____ English. None of the money ____ mine.
A. are / is
B. is / are
C. is / is
D. are / are
14. None of the students ______ the exam yet.
A. has finished
B. have finished C. finished
D. finish
15. No news ______ good news.
A. are
C. were
C. is
D. been
16. Mathematics ______ an important subject.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. was

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17. There_____ much traffic during rush hours.
a. are
B. be
C. were
18. "Gulliver's Travels" _______ an amusing book.
A. are
B. is
C. were
19. The pants ______in the drawer.
A. is
B. am
C. are
20. The English _____ used to driving on the left
A. is
B. are
C. was

D. is
D. be
D. was
D. be

Exercise 7
1. His family ______ rich. His family ______ having dinner.
A. is / is
B. is / are
C. are / is
D. are / are
2. Nobody _____ playing soccer more than I do.
A. enjoy
B. have enjoyed C. were enjoying D. enjoys
3. Everybody who plays soccer ______ the game.
A. enjoys
B. were enjoyed C. have enjoyed
D. enjoy
4. The majority of the students _____ English.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. be
5. These scissors ______ dull and so ______ those ones.
A. is / is
B. am / am
C. are / are
D. was / was
6. Bob and Dick _______ here.
A. is
B. am
C. are
D. was
7. Bob, along with Dick and Harry, _______ going on vacation.
A. are
C. were
C. is
D. been
8. Neither Bob nor the others ______ ready for the test.
A. were
B. is
C. was
D. be
9. You or he _____ right.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. was
10. The football team ______ well.
A. are playing
B. is playing
C. to playing
D. were playing
11. The football team ______ having lunch.
A. is
B. am
C. are
D. was
12. The police ______ making enquiries about the murder.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. be
13. Neither of my friends ______ yet.
A. has
B. have
C. are having
D. to have
14. Everybody ______ eager.
A. to look
B. looking
C. look
D. looks
15. The number of students in class ______ small.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have been
16. A number of students ______ waiting for the shuttle bus.
A. was
B. were
C. was
D. am
17. There ______ many maps on the wall.
A. is
B. am
C. are
D. was
18. The picture of the soldiers ______ back many memories.
A. bring
B. to bring
C. bringing
D. brings
19. Sixty minutes ______ enough time to finish the test.
A. aren’t
B. isn’t
C. hasn’t been
D. haven’t been

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20. Most of the people here ______ one another.
A. knows
B. to know
C. is knowing
D. know
Exercise 8
1. Jane _____ a new dress and a pair of shoes.
A. want
B. wants
C. wanting
D. to want
2. John along with twenty friends _____ celebrating a party.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
3. The photo of the children _____back many memories to us.
A. bring
B. bringing
C. brings
D. to bring
4. The quality of these recordings _____ not very good.
A. be
B. are
C. am
D. is
5. If the duties of these officers _____ reduced, there will not be enough time to finish the
project.
A. isn’t
B. aren’t
C. am not
D. weren’t
6. The effects of cigarette smoking _____been proven to be extremely harmful.
A. have
B. has
C. to have
D. having
7. The use of credit cards in place of cash _____ increased rapidly in recent years.
A. to have
B. have
C. has
D. having
8. Advertisements on TV_____ becoming more competitive than ever before.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. am
9. Living expenses in this country, as well as in many others_____ at an all-time high.
A. been
B. was
C. is
D. are
10. Mr. John, accompanied by several members of the committee, _____ proposed some
changes in the rules.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
11. The levels of intoxication_____ from subject to subject.
A. vary
B. varies
C. to vary
D. varying
12. Neither Bill nor Mary and Jane_____ going to the party tonight.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
13. Anything_____ better than going to the movies tonight.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
14. Skating_____ becoming more and more popular.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
15. A number of reporters_____ at the conference yesterday.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
16. Everybody who_____ a fever must go home immediately.
A. has
B. have
C. to has
D. having
17. Your glasses_____ on the bureau last night.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
18. The committee_____ already reached a decision.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
19. A pair of jeans_____ in the washing machine this morning.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
20. Each student_____ just answered the first question.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have

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Exercise 9
1. Either John or Mary ______ breakfast every morning.
A. make
B. makes
C. making
D. to made
2. After she had pursued the materials, the secretary decided that everything
in order.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
3. The crowd at the basketball station ______ very crazy of excitement last night.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
4. The army ______ eliminated this section of the training test.
A. has
B. have
C. to has
D. having
5. The number of students who have withdrawn from class this quarter ______ appalling.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
6. There______ been too many interruptions in this class.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
7. Peter or his friends______ to take a bath in this river.
A. want
B. wants
C. wanting
D. to want
8. Each boy and each girl a book.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
9. The policemen______ arrested the thief.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
10. Physics______ less difficult than chemistry.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
11. Every Elementary School teacher______ to take a training course.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
12. Neither Jill nor her parents______ seen this film before.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
13. What time______ the news on TV?
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
14. The police______ arrested the thieves.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
15. Either Jack or I______ enthusiastic to do that.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
16. Ten tons of rice ______ a great deal of money.
A. cost
B. costs
C. costing
D. to cost
17. Three years of waiting for him ______ a long time to her.
A. isn’t
B. aren’t
C. not be
D. not to be
18. Five billion dollars ______ that guy to wealth and debauchery.
A. bring
B. brings
C. bringing
D. to bring
19. There ______ many people in this village.
A. live
B. lives
C. living
D. to live
20. Here ______ the clown that you ______ best.
A. come / like
B. comes / like
C. come / likes
D. coming / likes
Exercise 10
1. The methods for studying the earth______ been being researched.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
2. To love and to be loved______ the greatest happiness on earth.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
3. The boy and the girl______ their parents dearly.
A. love
B. loves
C. loving
D. to love

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4. No teacher and no student ______ present at the classroom on Sundays.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
5. What ______ the purpose of learning foreign languages?
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
6. She with we ______ very happy today.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
7. Tom and I______ cousins.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
8. The whole family ______ going to the cinema now.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. were
9. The production of dyes, perfumes, and explosive______ made a lot of progress.
A. have
B. has
C. having
D. to have
10. The United Nations ______ of over 160 nations.
A. consist
B. consists
C. consisting
D. were consisting
11. Bread and butter______ good food.
A. isn’t
B. aren’t
C. was not
D. not were
12. Three of these students
used to riding their motorbike carelessly.
A. get
B. getting
C. to get
D. gets
13. We with Peter______ extremely surprised to meet Peggy again.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. was
14. None of them______ there to help him.
A. to go
B. going
C. go
D. goes
15. All men
brothers.
A. is
B. was
C. am
D. are
16. Most of us______ eager to play football for that team.
A. is
B. was
C. am
D. are
17. Someone______ her to do such a foolish thing.
A. ask
B. asks
C. asking
D. are asked
18. Anything mostly______ all right to her.
A. become
B. to become
C. becomes
D. becoming
19. That she______ his name______ his feeling.
A. forget / hurt
B. forget / hurts C. forgets / hurt D. forgets / hurts
20. Avoiding him______ a good way.
A. is not
B. be not
C. am not
D. are not
Exercise 11
1. To do such a hard work______ so many people.
A. need
B. needing
C. to need
D. needs
2. Each of us ______ a bush of bamboo trees, ______?
A. plant/ shall we B. plants/ won’t we C. plant/ don’t we D. plants/ are we
3. You each______ a bed of flowers.
A. to water
B. water
C. watering
D. waters
4. Everything in the garden______ brighter and brighter.
A. to look
B. looking
C. look
D. looks
5. Lovers often
out together.
A. go
B. goes
C. gone
D. are going
6. Mumps______ me uncomfortable.
A. makes
B. make
C. making
D. to make

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7. Chatting with strangers all day ______ me.
A. is not inspired B. was not inspired
C. doesn’t inspire D. don’t
inspire
8. Linguistics______ us to further understanding of cultures, societies and civilizations.
A. bring
B. brings
C. bringing
D. to bring
9. To make poems constantly______ my spiritual life.
A. enrich
B. enriches
C. enriching
D. to enrich
10. Money ______ a mare go.
A. makes
B. make
C. making
D. to make
11. Knowledge of the facts ______ necessary to reach a vise decision.
A. is
B. be
C. am
D. are
12. This book, that book, and this pen______ to him.
A. belonging
B. to belong
C. belongs
D. belong
13. Neither Mildred nor her friends ______ to help on the clean-up.
A. is wanting
B. want
C. want
D. wants
14. The first two parts of the experiment______ him too much time.
A. takes
B. take
C. taking
D. to take
15. These people ______ early for the lectures.
A. arriving
B. arrives
C. arrive
D. to arrive
16. The number of books in the library______ really remarkable.
A. is
B. be
C. am
D. are
17. There______ something to be said for both sides.
A. is
B. be
C. am
D. are
18. Economics______ Mr. John’s major field of study.
A. is
B. be
C. am
D. are
19. The speakers ______ exactly.
A. pronounce
B. pronounces
C. pronouncing
D. to pronounce
20. The Philippines______ to Asian Countries.
A. belonging
B. to belong
C. belongs
D. belong
Exercise 12
1. Most of the people here ______ each other.
A. know
B. to know
C. knows
D. known
2. Some of my friends ______ abroad.
A. living
B. to live
C. lives
D. live
3. All of us______ that he is wrong.
A. thinks
B. to think
C. think
D. thinking
4. Some people______ difficulty with the lecture, but most______ it clearly.
A. has /understand
B. have / understand
C. have/ understands
D. has / understands
5. Children______ ice-cream.
A. liking
B. to like
C. likes
D. like
6. Marie______ a red car.
A. having
B. has
C. to have
D. have
7. The children______ been playing in the snow.
A. have
B. to have
C. having
D. has
8. Mr. and Mrs. Brown______ reading their mail sent from their son.
A. were
B. are
C. was
D. is

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9. Fax machines______ written messages.
A. transmit
B. transmits
C. to transmit
D. transmitting
10. Experience______ talent.
A. develop
B. develops
C. to develop
D. developing
11. A sonnet, a kind of love poem containing 14 sentences, ______ of fourteen lines.
A. consists
B. consist
C. to consist
D. consisting
12. Angle Christie, the famous British author______ detective stories.
A. write
B. writes
C. to write
D. writing
13. Having time to paint often______ having a good time.
A. means
B. mean
C. to means
D. meaning
14. Trusting people______ faith.
A. require
B. requires
C. requiring
D. to require
15. That he has angered the boss______ the workers.
A. please
B. pleases
C. to please
D. pleasing
16. I don’t think either of them______ at home.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
17. Both these oranges______ bad.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
18. My parents both______ in education.
A. work
B. works
C. to work
D. working
19. Both of the children______ gone to bed.
A. have
B. has
C. to have
D. having
20. None of us______ French.
A. speaks
B. speak
C. speaking
D. to speak
Exercise 13
1. Every of the children______ crying.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
2. None of the cheese______ good.
A. is
B. be
C. am
D. are
3. Not one of my shirts______ clean.
A. are
B. be
C. am
D. is
4. Everything I like______ not available in the shops.
A. be
B. am
C. is
D. are
5. I find that everywhere______ booked up.
A. be
B. is
C. was
D. were
6. John, along with twenty friends______ planning a party.
A. are
B. were
C. is
D. be
7. The quality of these recordings______ not very good.
A. were
B. have
C. is
D. are
8. If the duties of these officers______ reduced, there will not be enough time to finish the
project.
A. be not
B. isn’t
C. am not
D. aren’t
9. Advertisements on television______ becoming more competitive than ever before.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
10. Darts, sticks used in fighting, ______ often played in public.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
11. Physics______ to interest Janet.
A. seems
B. seem
C. seeming
D. to seem

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12. Neither Bill nor Mary______ going to the play tonight.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
13. Anything ______ better than going to another movie tonight.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
14. A number of reporter ______ at the conference yesterday.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
15. Everybody who______ a fever must go home immediately.
A. have
B. to have
C. having
D. has
16. Each student______ answered the first three questions.
A. to have
B. has
C. have
D. having
17. Every policeman______ given special training for the job.
A. are
B. am
C. is
D. were
18. None of these officers here ______ allowed to have guns at home.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
19. One of our jobs______ to help solve the present crime.
A. is
B. were
C. am
D. are
20. Either John or his wife______ breakfast each morning.
A. make
B. makes
C. making
D. to make
Exercise 14
1. The number of students who have withdrawn from class this quarter ______appalling.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
2. Physics______ more difficult than chemistry.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
3. Ten tons of rice ______ a great deal of money.
A. cost
B. costs
C. costing
D. to cost
4. The methods for studying the world ______been developed slowly through the work of
many people.
A. have
B. having
C. has
D. to have
5. Tom and I ______ cousins.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
6. To love and to be loved______ the greatest happiness on earth.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
7. The production of dyes, perfumes______ made a lot of progress.
A. have
B. to have
C. having
D. has
8. That you get very high in school______ necessary.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
9. The professor and the student______ on that point.
A. agree
B. agrees
C. to agree
D. agreeing
10. A large mount of money______ on the film “Titanic”.
A. spends
B. spending
C. spend
D. to spend
11. Washing dishes______ the children’s job.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
12. There______ some pens and books on Jim’s desk.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
13. The old in my country______ cared by their children.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
14. Neither you nor I______ wrong.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are

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15. My father as well as his friends______ in the living room.
A. be
B. is
C. am
16. The house is empty. Nobody ______ there.
A. live
B. lives
C. living
17. Either he or you______ this work.
A. do
B. to do
C. do
18. A number of students______ going to class picnic.
A. be
B. is
C. am
19. The number of the days in a week ______ seven.
A. be
B. is
C. are
20. The boy and his dog ______ here.
A. be
B. is
C. am

D. are
D. to live
D. does
D. are
D. were
D. are

Exercise 15
1. The boy with his dog ______ here.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
2. Mr. Smith, accompanied by his wife and three children ______ just arrived.
A. having
B. have
C. to have
D. has
3. All the equipment______ made in Japan three years ago.
A. were
B. is
C. was
D. are
4. There______ cattle in the fields.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
5. Measles______ common among Vietnamese children.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
6. Neither answers______ correct.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
7. One of my best friends playing against me last month.
A. was
B. were
C. is
D. are
8. Physics______ mechanics, heat, light, sound and electricity.
A. studying
B. studies
C. to study
D. study
9. No news______ good news.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
10. Each of students in this class______ English for six years.
A. studying
B. studies
C. to study
D. study
11. Mary with her parents______ classical music.
A. like
B. likes
C. liking
D. to like
12. Each boy and each girl______ to have an English textbook.
A. have
B. has
C. to have
D. having
13. There______ some ways to solve this exercise.
A. to be
B. am
C. are
D. is
14. Whatever he said______ unreliable.
A. were
B. was
C. are
D. is
15. A number of the consumers ______ to buy this kind of silk.
A. wants
B. want
C. to want
D. wanting
16. Ten miles from my school to her house ______ a long distance.
A. am not
B. aren’t
C. isn’t
D. not be
17. Watering flower trees ______ my hobby.
A. were
B. am
C. are
D. is

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18. The number of the students in our class______ forty-four.
A. were
B. be
C. are
D. is
19. Advertisements on television ______ becoming more competitive than ever before.
A. were
B. to be
C. are
D. is
20. Two thirds of this cake ______ for us and one thirds of it ______ for you.
A. were / is
B. was / are
C. are / am
D. is / is
Exercise 16
1. Neither John or his friends ______ going to class today.
A. were
B. was
C. are
D. is
2. Not studying ______ caused him many problems.
A. have
B. has
C. to have
D. having
3. Twenty dollars ______ too much to pay for that shirt.
A. were
B. am
C. are
D. is
4. That he has passed the final exam ______ his parents happy.
A. to make
B. makes
C. make
D. making
5. The effects of the alcohol drinking ______ been proved to be extremely harmful.
A. has
B. have
C. having
D. to have
6. The majority ______ that you are in on danger.
A. believes
B. believe
C. believing
D. to believe
7. The majority of the students ______ him to be innocent.
A. believes
B. believe
C. believing
D. to believe
8. Not only he but also his friends ______ this film.
A. liking
B. to like
C. like
D. likes
9. This pair of scissors ______ dull.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. was
10. Everybody ______ him because he as well as his family
well-known.
A. love / are
B. loves / is
C. to love / were D. loving / was
11. Either he or his parents ______ seeing horror films.
A. liking
B. to like
C. like
D. likes
12. Athletics ______ my favorite sports.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
13. Among the subjects I likes best ______ English.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
14. Both the boss and his secretary ______ flying to Paris.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
15. Half of the students in this class ______ from southeast Asia.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
16. Most of the furniture in my house ______ comfortable.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
17. Most of these books ______ interesting for the children.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
18. Eight hours of sleep ______ enough for him to drive.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
19. Many famous pop stars ______ been ruined by drugs.
A. have
B. has
C. to have
D. having
20. The number of schoolboys in my class ______ twenty.
A. am
B. is
C. are
D. be
Exercise 17

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1. A large number of the applicants______.
A. has already been interviewed
B. have already been interviewed
C. already has been interviewed
D. already have been interviewed
2. The secretary and the accountant of the company ______ yet.
A. do not come
B. does not come C. has not come D. have not come
3. So far everything______ all right.
A. is
B. has been
C. have been
D. are
4. His family______ a rich family.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. to be
5. The crowd______ wild with excitement.
A. is
B. were
C. to be
D. be
6. Twenty five dollars
too much to pay for this book.
A. seem
B. seems
C. to seem
D. seeming
7. There ______ the cattle in the field.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. to be
8. He looks sad because no one ______ and believes in him.
A. understand
B. understands
C. to understand D. understanding
9. Many teachers and students ______ at the lecture last night.
A. is
B. are
C. were
D. was
10. To my opinion, living in happiness for ten years ______ a long time.
A. has not been
B. are not
C. have not been D. will not be
11. His silence ______ that he agrees with us.
A. mean
B. means
C. have meant
D. meaning
12. Their news ______ to us once a year.
A. come
B. comes
C. came
D. has come
13. The police ______ many enquires about the murder up till now.
A. has made
B. is making
C. have made
D. makes
14. All the equipment in this laboratory ______ from Japan last year..
A. is imported
B. will import
C. imports
D. was imported
15. His knowledge of butterflies, in fact, ______ very wide.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. to be
16. ______ anybody at home?
A. Are there
B. Is there
C. There is
D. There are
17. One of the girls______ to visit that old man every Sunday.
A. go
B. goes
C. went
D. had gone
18. Mumps usually______ a mild fever.
A. cause
B. have caused
C. causes
D. was caused
19. His family ______ in the first row now.
A. is sitting
B. are sitting
C. sat
D. sits
20. Everybody ______ to do their best at present.
A. are trying
B. is trying
C. try
D. tries
Exercise 18
1. Much progress ______ in the world of science.
A. are made
B. is made
C. makes
D. make
2. One of the girls who ______ in this department now ______ my niece.
A. have worked/ is B. work/ are
C. is working/ is D. worked/ was
3. The development of synthetic fabrics ______ new challenges to chemical engineers for
years.

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A. bring
B. brings
C. has brought
D. to bring
4. Furniture made in this workshop ______ very expensive but very good.
A. am
B. are
C. be
D. is
5. Vegetables will grow well if there ______ enough water.
A. are
B. were
C. is
D. be
6. My homework ______ lately.
A. do
B. does
C. did
D. has been done
7. The information that computer______ us often ______ save a lot of time in making a plan.
A. give/ help
B. gives/ helps
C. gives/ help
D. give/ helps
8. All of the food served in this restaurant yesterday______ excellent.
A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were
9. Neither you or I______ responsible for the bad result.
A. be
B. are
C. am
D. is
10. Mr. Thomson with his wife and his three children______ abroad.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
11. Neither Henry nor his friends______ yet.
A. come
B. comes
C. has come
D. have come
12. Measles______ a dangerous disease.
A. be
B. is
C. am
D. are
13. I don’t like the people who______ no interest in anything.
A. show
B. shows
C. to show
D. showing
14. Mathematics______ to us by Mr. Binh now.
A. is teaching
B. teaches
C. are taught
D. is being taught
15. The news about the earthquake in Philippines ______ on radio several times so far.
A. has already broadcast
B. has already been broadcast
C. will already broadcast
D. already broadcasts
16. According to him, the United States______ an important part in preserving peace in the
world.
A. play
B. plays
C. to play
D. playing
17. Linguistics______ the study of the ways in which languages work.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
18. Bread and butter______ his favorite.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. were
19. There______ different ways to do that work.
A. are
B. is
C. am
D. be
20. The people in this town______ very friendly.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
Exercise 19
1. Whatever______, remember to be calm.
A. happen
B. happens
C. to happened
D. to happen
2. Whoever______ at the door, don’t open it.
A. knock
B. knocks
C. to knock
D. knocking
3. He wants to buy three expensive shirts, which______ his brother.
A. do not please B. does not please C. not to please
D. not pleasing
4. Both Mary and Peter______ for that company.
A. to work
B. works
C. work
D. working
5. Either he or his friends ______ mistaken.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be

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6. Ten miles______ a long distance.
A. is not
B. aren’t
C. am not
D. not be
7. Money as well as workers______.
A. is needed
B. are needing
C. needs
D. need
8. The ideas in that book______ interesting.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
9. The weather______ cold.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
10. Vegetables______ good for you.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
11. Every boy and girl______ in the street.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
12. A boy and a girl______ in the street.
A. are
B. is
C. am
D. be
13. The furniture in those rooms______ comfortable.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
14. The table as well as the chairs______ made of wood.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
15. The chairs as well as the table______ made of wood.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
16. Eating vegetables______ good for you.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
17. Some of the road______ closed due to flooding.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
18. Some of the roads______ closed due to flooding.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
19. Three-fourths of the pizza______ already been eaten.
A. has
B. has
C. to has
D. having
20. Most houses______ destroyed by fire last night.
A. were
B. are
C. was
D. is
Exercise 20
1. One of the houses ______ destroyed by fire three days ago.
A. were
B. are
C. was
D. is
2. Each house______ in ruins now.
A. was
B. are
C. were
D. is
3. Every one in the houses______ serious damage in that fire.
A. to get
B. gets
C. get
D. to getting
4. The number of desks in that classroom______ thirty-five.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
5. A number of stores______ closed today because of the holiday.
A. are
B. is
C. am
D. be
6. States______ political units.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
7. The United States______ in North American.
A. are
B. is
C. were
D. was
8. Economics______ an important area of study.
A. is
B. are
C. was
D. were
9. Diabetes______ an illness. Mumps
another kind of illness.

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A. is / are
B. are / is
C. is / is
D. are /are
10. Rabies ______ a disease you can get from being bitten by an infected animal.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
11. 100 meters ______ a long distance to travel by car.
A. isn’t
B. aren’t
C. am not
D. been not
12. Five minutes
too long to wait.
A. isn’t
B. aren’t
C. am not
D. being not
13. Six and four______ ten.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
14. English______ a common language.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
15. The English______ sometimes friendly people.
A. is
B. are
C. am
D. be
16. Nearly 40 percent of the people in our town never______ in local elections.
A. voting
B. to vote
C. votes
D. vote
17. A number of students______ participated in intensive language programs abroad.
A. having
B. to have
C. have
D. has
18. The number of students who knew the answer to the last question on the exam______
very low.
A. was
B. were
C. are
D. is
19. Every one of the boys and girls in the school______ what to do if the fire alarm rings.
A. knows
B. know
C. to know
D. knowing
20. ______ Portuguese spoken in Brazil?
A. not be
B. am not
C. isn’t
D. aren’t

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