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SAT Practice, The New Verbal Section

Grammar Exercises 1

Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page. Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.

Singular / Plural Playsheet 1

Correct the errors

  1. The brown leeches, the only really appetizing items in the buffet, was hardly a substitute for bungee jumping in renaissance costume outside the embassy.
  2. Rowland and Boadicea, of the Gypsy Violinists' Existential Reading Circle, was visibly distressed at the state of the herring tarts.
  3. Neither Rowland nor Boadicea, when applying to the Clockwork Submarine Fanciers' Amateur Operatic Society, were visible behind the giant mushroom.
  4. Quilp Springle, author of the monograph, Romance Languages as a Primary Cause of Dental Deformities, were unavailable for comment.
  5. Neither the dwarf on his tricycle nor the accountants with their wheelbarrow was able to overtake the heavily laden swallow.
  6. Neither of the flamingoes show any sign of plotting sedition.
  7. The number of mistakes he made were limited only by his typing speed.
  8. A number of variations on the painting, The Muses Contemplating an Egg Whisk, was up for auction as was a wealth of marginally bizarre and somewhat dangerous looking kitchen utensils.