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EXERCISE 21-1 - laboratory 2 Many hours at the driving...

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COM 1101 Bedford Handbook Part III – Clear Sentences Dr. J. Parla Palumbo Group: Date: Members Present: EXERCISE 21–1 Subject-verb agreement Underline the subject (or compound subject) and then select the verb that agrees with it. Example: Everyone in the telecom focus group ( has /have) experienced problems with cell phones. a. Your friendship over the years and your support (has/have) meant a great deal to us. b. Shelters for teenage runaways (offers/offer) a wide variety of services. c. The main source of income for Trinidad (is/are) oil and pitch. d. The chances of your being promoted (is/are) excellent. e. There (was/were) a Yu-Gi-Oh! card and a quirky haiku stuck to the refrigerator. 1. Neither the professor nor his assistants (was/were) able to solve the mystery of the eerie glow in the
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Unformatted text preview: laboratory. 2. Many hours at the driving range (has/have) led us to design golf balls with GPS locators in them. 3. Discovered in the soil of our city garden (was/were) a button dating from the Civil War and three marbles dating from the turn of the century. 4. Every year, during the midsummer festival, the smoke of village bonfires (fills/fill) the sky. 5. The story performers (was/were) surrounded by children and adults eager to see magical tales. Exercise master for The Bedford Handbook , 7th ed., by Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006)....
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