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SAT Practice, The New Verbal Section

Subjunctive Playsheet

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.

Choose the correct verb form.

  1. Juliette reluctantly decreed, through billows of acrid polyester fumes, that stuffed toys are/be/were prevented from playing with the waffle iron.
  2. A rather threadbare terrycloth squid avoided Juliette's gaze lest it is/be/were prevented from reaching the toaster oven.
  3. The tides would be far greater if the moon was/were made of Camembert or Brie rather than Romano.
  4. If it could be determined that the meteor actually was/were composed of gorgonzola, we would know a great deal more about the nature of the universe than we currently do.
  5. The irascible cossack demanded that the ironmonger produce/produces 16 hand-wrought Sicilian trivets.
  6. Give me your hands if we are/be/were friends, and Robin shall restore amends.
  7. The beast in the hamper produced an exhalation of green vapor as if it was/were a dyspeptic dimetrodon.
  8. If the beast in the hamper was/were a dimetrodon, then this egg should not be kept in the refrigerator.
  9. The rapacious walrus requested that the eels were/be/are served with dumplings.
  10. The baffled cormorant noted that the eels were/be/are served with vegemite.
  11. Rupert took exception to the demand that he relinquish/relinquishes/relinquished his fleet in the Adriatic.
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