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Chapter 3: Subject - Verb Agreement

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CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative Chapter 3 Exercise A, a [Pages 41 - 45]

A | Q 1 | Page 41

Read the following dialogue. First, underline the word or words that
represent the subject in each sentence of the dialogue. Then circle the Mverbs that each subject refers to. (One has been done for you as an example)

Is it true that the students from the Space Research Centre are arriving this evening? Yes, the study they are conducting needs an elevated location like our campus.
I agree. The constellation they are going to observe is clearly visible from here. What about the team supervisor? Is he coming?
No, their manager called this morning. The supervisor is busy making arrangements for the
committee which is to arrive tomorrow.
I have heard that he is going to join politics.
Yes, this news is true. But honesty  his policy and politics is a corrupt game these days.
Yes, but that does not mean that good people should not join politics Yes, you are right
When the pick-up bus that we have sent to the railway station arrives here, we may need help
to shift the luggage which, I presume, is going  to be very heavy.
 
A | Q 3 | Page 42
Is it true that the students from the Space Research Centre are arriving this evening? Yes, the study they are conducting needs an elevated location like our campus.
I agree. The constellation they are going to observe is clearly visible from here. What about the team supervisor? Is he coming?
No, their manager called this morning. The supervisor is busy making arrangements for the
committee which is to arrive tomorrow.
I have heard that he is going to join politics.
Yes, this news is true. But honesty  his policy and politics is a corrupt game these days.
Yes, but that does not mean that good people should not join politics Yes, you are right
When the pick-up bus that we have sent to the railway station arrives here, we may need help
to shift the luggage which, I presume, is going  to be very heavy.
 

List the subjects from the dialogues in A1 under the following headings. One has been done as an example

COUNTABLE SINGULAR COUNTABLE PLURAL UNCOUNTABLE
  students  

 

 

A | Q 4 | Page 43

Work in pairs and decide whether the following are countable singular (cs), countable plural (cp) or uncountable (uc). Write the symbols under each circle. One has been done as an example

Feet - CP person -   news -  oxen - 
 tooth -  coffee -  knife -  boxes - 
goose - gentlement -  oil -   furmiture - 
A | Q 5.1 | Page 44

Some nouns look as if they are plural, bat are in fact singular. Economics is an important subject at Senior Secondary level. Some other school and university subjects work in the same way. Guess which subjects these are from the clues.

Club Subject
E = mc2 .....................................
1 + 1 = 2 .....................................
A | Q 5.2 | Page 44

Work in pairs and complete the following spider diagrams, a, b and c. All the words will be related to the word in the centre. Some clues are given.

All the above nouns look like plurals (i.e. they end ins.) But they are, in fact, singular nouns

Now, complete the sentence : For these nouns we use a .................. verb.

A | Q 6 | Page 45

Fill in the blanks with appropriate verbs to complete this biography of Rickety Ron.

RICKETY RON
Rickety Ron is a student of statistics, which for many years .............. been his favourite subject. Ron has always loved playing with numbers. Dramatics ........................ his life but every time he takes a role for stage acting, he's mysteriously down with mumps. Mumps ....................... . always been his undoing! Ron is no good at games and opts for the least exerting sports of all. So, for him, it's skittles, darts and cards. Cards .......................... his favourite, though! He loves aerobics too. Aerobics, to him, ..................... both relaxation and entertainment.

A | Q 7.01 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

What are shears used for ?

They are used ........................

a | Q 7.02 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

Have you got the binoculars?

No, ................... them .................

A | Q 7.03 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

What are pliers made of ?

They .........................................

A | Q 7.04 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

How much ..............?

................. cost .............

A | Q 7.05 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

Are your socks .............?

Yes, ..................

A | Q 7.06 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

What are tongs used for? 

.............. are ..............

a | Q 7.07 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

Are your ............... ?

My goggles ..................

A | Q 7.08 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

Which ................?

Black slacks are not allowed in school.

A | Q 7.09 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

What ........... ?

............................... are used for cutting cloth .

A | Q 7.1 | Page 45

Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the following.

Can you lend me your compasses?

................. ,they ........................

CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative Chapter 3 Exercise B [Pages 46 - 48]

B | Q 1 | Page 46

Verbs - singular or plural

Look at the following two sentences. Which one is correct?

a) The jury were divided in their opinion.
b) The jury was unanimous in their decision.

Jury is a collective noun. Whenever there is a sense of unity, we use singular
verb with collective nouns but when it is used in the sense of separation, we use
plural verb with them, so both are correct in different situations.

Here are some more such words.

If you use plural verbs, you will always be correct, but if you use a singular noun, you may be wrong. So - to be safe - use plural verbs with these nouns.
  • Work in pairs. Write five questions using some of the nouns given in B.
    above.
B | Q 2.01 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentence:

  • Summons............ sent for his arrest.
  • Was 

  • Were

B | Q 2.02 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentence:

The media _______ become more responsible nowadays.

  • Has

  • Have

B | Q 2.03 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentence:

 This news _________broadcast from All India Radio.

  • Was

  • Were

B | Q 2.04 | Page 47

 Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

Politics ________ not meant for students.

  • is 

  • are

B | Q 2.05 | Page 47

 Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

To an outsider the economics of this company__________ to be in a
shambles. (Hint: economics here refers to the company's financial status)

  • Seem

  • Seems

B | Q 2.06 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

The staff _________ happy with their working environment.

  • is

  • are

B | Q 2.07 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

Skittles _________a popular game in India these days.

  • is

  • are

B | Q 2.08 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

Harsh's spectacles __________ lost on his journey to Manipal.

  • Was

  • Were

B | Q 2.09 | Page 47

Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

Mathematics __________ a compulsory subject for under-graduation in most of
the science and commerce streams.

  • is

  • are

B | Q 2.1 | Page 47

 Tick the correct form of the verb in the following sentences:

The public ________ jubilant when Sachin Tendulkar scored his SOth
century.

  • Was

  • Were

B | Q 3 | Page 47

Will the following take a plural or a singular verb? Why?

The United States of America, 500 rupees, a number of people, the Arabian Nights, a couple of friends, half of us, the majority of the members of the committee, a gang of robbers, a herd of cattle
B | Q 4 | Page 48

Circle the subject and connect it with a verb which follows it 

The birds which migrated from the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Were Found in a new location. ! Clue: What has been located? (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary? The birds?) 

1. The boy whom you saw walking on the road yesterday while returning from
school is my brother.
2. The book you wanted to read is not available right now.
3. The furniture which was bought in the auction is made of solid teak-wood.
4. The team which won four matches this year has been nominated for the
President's award.
5. A visit to the various monasteries provides an insight into Buddhism.

CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative Chapter 3 Exercise C, c [Pages 48 - 49]

C | Q 3.01 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

1. One of my friends have gone to Canada.

C | Q 3.02 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Every one of the managers have applied for leave today in protest against
the management.

C | Q 3.03 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Neither of the boxers were able to score a decisive victory:

Statement*: Subjects containing 'one of, 'each of, 'every one of and 'neither of' are followed by _______ verbs. !
C | Q 3.04 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Tobacco and alcohol is injurious to health.

C | Q 3.05 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 He and I was at Patna University together.

C | Q 3.06 | Page 48

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Oil and water does not mix.

Statement * : Two or more Singular Nouns connected by 'and' are normally followed by a _________ Verb .
C | Q 3.07 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 Age and experience bring wisdom to man.

c | Q 3.08 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 Slow and steady win the race.

c | Q 3.09 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Bread and Butter are what the poor want.

Statement*:When Two Singular Nouns Conneccted By 'and'Express One Idea,they are Followed by a_________Verb .
C | Q 3.1 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

My uncle and guardian want me to start my own business.

C | Q 3.11 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 The Collector and District Magistrate are away.

 

C | Q 3.12 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

The notable patriot and orator are no more.

C | Q 3.13 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 The industrialist and the politician has been invited to the function.

Statements*: When two Singular Nouns are connected by 'and' and a determiner is used before only one noun,they are Followed by a__________verb . If the two nouns refer to two different things/Persons, the detenTiiner should be repeated and the verb should be used in the__________
C | Q 3.14 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Neither Raju nor Sheela have come first in the race.

 

C | Q 3.15 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

 No scholarship or reward were given to the student who stood first in the
examination.

C | Q 3.16 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Either China or Malaysia have the chance to win the world cup in
badminton.

Statement* When Singular Subjects are connected by 'or', 'neither ............. nor' and 'either ............... or', they are followed by a verb.

 

C | Q 3.17 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Neither he nor I has any objection to your plan.

 

c | Q 3.18 | Page 49

Read the following sentence. The Sentence contains one error. Correct the
error and complete the statement that are marked*:

Either you or Rashmi have to own the responsibility for the mishap.

Statements *: When the Subjects connected by 'or'or'nor' are of different person,the verb should agree in person with the Subject __________to it .

Chapter 3: Subject - Verb Agreement

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CBSE English Course Communicative: Work Book Interact in English - Class 10

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