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Monday, July 27, 2009

Exercises: Subject Verb Agreement

Exercise 1
Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb given in brackets. (Use the present tense).

1. The cost of these books _______ risen. (have)
2. The ebb and flow of the tides _______ confusing. (be)
3. Twenty ringgit _______ too much for this article. (be)
4. Neither Tom nor Gerald _______ present for the ceremony. (be)
5. Cows and horses _______ beasts of burden. (be)
6. The strain of all the work, worry and difficulties _______ too much for one person. (be)
7. An honest and upright person _______ passed away. (have)
8. The traffic in the town _______ heavy. (be)
9. None of the people present _______ able to see reason. (be)
10. The introduction of tea, coffee and other beverages _______ not been well-received. (have)
11. Fire and water _______ not compatible. (be)
12. Shan, Ling and Tim _______ absent. (be)
13. Every one of the fruits _______ fresh and sweet. (be)
14. _______ your father and mother at home? (be)
15. 'The Three Musketeers', written by Alexander Dumas _______ (be) now available as a box office hit on DVD.

Exercise 2
Fill in the blanks with the correct plural form of the nouns given in brackets.

1. _______ (hero) of war will always be remembered.
2. They bought three _______ (dozen) apples.
3. The child's hair was full of _______ (louse).
4. The dentist checks Mary's _______ (tooth) twice a year.
5. There is a range of _______ (volcano) running from north to south in that region.
6. We come across many _______ (elf) in 'Lord of the Rings'.
7. The girls used colourful _______ (scarf) to tie up their _______ (hair).
8. The farmers' _______ (wife) cut off the _______ (tail) of the _______ (mouse) with their sharp _______ (knife).
9. I went to market to buy some _______ (fish) to make some _______ (curry) for my _______ (child).
10. One of the TV _______ (serial) showed Little Bo Peep searching the _______ (hill) for her _______ (sheep).
11. While they were trekking in the National Park, several _______ (deer) were seen running across their path.
12. The tourists were ferried across the river in _______ (canoe) by _______ (Red Indian).
13. One of the Mathematics topics focussed on the finding of the _______ (radius) of circles.
14. The _______ (analysis) of the PMR and SPM results showed a significant improvement over the previous years.
15. With the outbreak of bird flu, _______ (person) dare not buy _______ (poultry).
16. Cinderella was welcomed into palace by both her _______ (parent-in-law).
17. Most books have _______ (index) to help you look up specific topics.
18. _______ (goose) are sometimes kept to guard houses because they are fierce and very territorial.

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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