Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheets

Subject-verb agreement worksheets can help students who struggle to understand the complex rules for subject-verb agreement. These worksheets are appropriate for different age and experience levels, offering a way for students to practice and improve their skills.

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Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet for Elementary Students

It’s important to choose a worksheet that matches the skill level of your students. Younger learners can practice their skills by circling the correct verb to complete the sentence in this simple worksheet.

To download the subject-verb worksheet, simply click on the thumbnail image. If you need help, check out these handy tips.

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Middle School Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet

This worksheet gives students a chance to practice subject-verb agreement at the middle school level. Here, they learn to identify correct subject-verb agreement and practice selecting the correct verbs to fix example sentences.

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Subject-Verb Agreement Review

Need to review before you try the worksheet? Subject-verb agreement means exactly what it says. The subject and verb have to agree with each other. If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural. It seems pretty simple, but in reality, it can be tricky to sort out the right verb to use with a particular subject.

For example, we can't say "They takes the garbage out." The plural subject "They" does not belong with the singular verb "takes" but, rather, with the plural verb "take." That said, "take" does also go with both "I" and "you." Most people notice simple mistakes like this fairly readily. It just doesn't sound right.

Here are a few more examples of proper subject-verb agreement:

  • He listens to the music.
  • They listen to the music.
  • She talks very quietly.
  • They talk very quietly.
  • I write with a pencil.
  • They write with a pencil.
  • He writes with a pencil.
  • You write with a pencil.

Practice in Speech and Writing

Using a subject-verb agreement worksheet is a practical way to engage students in grammar lessons. However, students must also practice with the spoken word, since that's where many people make mistakes.

Encourage students to fall in love with proper grammar and usage. Perhaps you can have them work together to create oral presentations that center around proper subject-verb agreement. And, when the timing is right, enjoy challenging your learners with compound subject and verb agreement.