Exercises on Plural Forms of Nouns. Agreement of Subject and

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Exercises on Plural Forms of Nouns. Agreement of Subject and Predicate.

Exercise 1

Fill in each space with an appropriate word from the box.

Pair of shorts, foundations, scissors, jury, expenses, media, company, interests, army, supplies

1 You’re very lucky - travelling around the world, staying in nice hotels, all ……….paid. 2 The mass .......... nowadays, TV and the press, have enormous power. 3 In the summer, you can’t go around wearing long trousers all the time. You’ll need a nice…………… 4 Can you pass me those ........ so I can cut this article out of the paper? 5 The .............. have weighed all the evidence and have found the accused guilty. 6 She lives alone and just needs ..... now and again, someone to talk to. 7 What are your .. . .... ? I mean, do you have any hobbies? Do you play any sports? 8 Our ............. are ready to attack the enemy; they have a bigger ...... than we have but it isn’t as well equipped with weapons and tanks. 9 We’re runningout of food and water - we’ll,have to telephone and ask for more to be sent. They laid the of the building months ago but they still haven’t started to build it.

Exercise 2

Compete the following sentences with the appropriate verb, article or pronoun. 1 Physics............. an interesting subject at school but" I wasn’t very good at …………. 2 Athletics…………less popular before the Olympics made………… fashionable. 3 Politics .............. by no means the only area where women are doing better but ............. is one of the most important. 3 economics ............ more useful so I did .......... instead. 4 5 Classics ............ what I wanted to study but my parents persuaded me that I think you hurt . ......... feelings when you forgot to invite her to your party. ..................................... The goodsbeing packed now and………………..will be delivered first thing tomorrow morning. 6 mathematics your best subject? 7 other countries which have a drugs problem. 8 whether their own supporters will accept such a policy. 9 Could you teU me a bit about ...... likes and dislikes? ........... .............. police ....... .... co-operating with .............. authorities in The Government .......... planning new taxes but .......... don’t know yet The audience .......... requested not to bring ............ refreshments into the auditorium.

Exercise 3 “is” or “are”

1.

2.

3.

4.

That... good news ! The police here ... helpful. My pair of jeans ... tom. Don’t believe the story. It... nonsense. 5. The furniture in the sitting room ... very expensive. 6.1 think your advice ... always useful. 6.

7.

Where ... the money? Where ... the clothes?

8.

9.

My sister’s eyes ... dark and her hair ... fair. These scissors ... not sharp.

Exercise 4

A.

1. a boy

2.

a toy

3.

a

car 4. a

thing

5.

A room

6.

a book

7.

a hat

8.

a sweet

9.

a stamp

10.

a coat

11

.. a watch

12.

a fox

13.

a dish

14.

a place

15.

a

glass 18.

a cherry

17.

a story

18.

a century

19.

a hero

20. A

piano B.

1. a fish 2. a sheep 3. a deer 4. a series 5, a species; 6. a man 7. a woman 8. a foot 9. a tooth 10. A child 11. a.mouse 12. a person 13. a ,fireman

14.

passer-by 15. a forget-me-not ,

Exercise 5

I

,1. A city 2. a roof 3. a life 4. a valley 5. a leaf 6. a goose 7. An ox 8. a ship 9. a datum 10. a phenomenon a mother-in-law 12- a swine 13. a half 14. a Swiss 15. a Chinese 16. a wife 17. a chef 18. a Negro 19. A German 20. a pair 21. a louse 22. a Frenchman 23. a salmon 24. a key 25. a lady

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