Lesson 14 the tuition in most colleges has / have…

Choose the correct answers:

  1. The tuition in most colleges __________ (has risen, have risen) in the last year.
  2. The textbook, on amazon.com and in the bookstores, __________ (costs, cost) the same: $75.
  3. Professor Young, concerned with the high cost of the textbook and tuition, __________ (is going to write, are going to write) a textbook herself and give it to her students at no cost.

Explain:

Very often, something stands in the middle of a subject and a verb, such as a prepositional phrase, a participle phrase, an adjective clause. It is important to identify the subject before deciding on the verb. A good approach is to cross out the middle part.

  • In Sentence #1, The tuition in most colleges has risen in the last year.
  • In Sentence #2, This textbook, on amazon.com and in the bookstores, costs the same: $75.
  • In Sentence #3, Professor Young, concerned with the high cost of textbook and tuition, is going to write, her a textbook herself and give to her students at no cost.

 

Review:

A student who __________ (is experiencing, are experiencing) financial difficulties __________ (appreciates, appreciate) the free textbook from his professor. Everyone in Professor Young’s classes __________ (receives, receive) the book. All her students, happy with the help, __________ (is, are) more motivated to learn.

 

 

Answers:

has risen; costs; is going to write

Is experiencing; appreciates; receives; are

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