Exercise 2b: Agreement with Trick Singulars - Advanced

Correct the verb(s) or pronoun(s) that needs to agree with the trick singular in each sentence, and write the correct form in the field provided.

Question 1

Each eight-year-old brought their best junk to the school-sponsored swap meet in the gym on Saturday morning. The sight was truly incredible, with battered toys, used skates, and even rusty barrels vying for everyone's attention.

Answer

Each eight-year-old brought his or her best junk to the school-sponsored swap meet in the gym on Saturday morning. The sight was truly incredible, with battered toys, used skates, and even rusty barrels vying for everyone's attention.

Question 2

The swap meet was organized by someone who wanted their name to remain anonymous, since it was such a different (and perhaps bizarre) idea to charge a dollar admission to look at and barter for other people's junk. That same someone always help the third grade think of a creative way to collect money toward the class trip every year.

Answer

The swap meet was organized by someone who wanted his or her name to remain anonymous, since it was such a different (and perhaps bizarre) idea to charge a dollar admission to look at and barter for other people's junk. That same someone always helps the third grade think of a creative way to collect money toward the class trip every year.

Question 3

Not one of the children were planning on going home empty-handed.

Answer

Not one of the children was planning on going home empty-handed.

Question 4

Jacob and James will bring dirty, old stuffed animals that they had once buried in their back yard; neither want to play with "kids' toys" any longer.

Answer

Jacob and James will bring dirty, old stuffed animals that they had once buried in their back yard; neither wants to play with "kids' toys" any longer.

Question 5

Every parent who attended the meet were glad when the event ended, although nobody wanted to make their feelings known. Instead, they all secretly plotted a way to divest their children of their new-found treasures.

Answer

Every parent who attended the meet was glad when the event ended, although nobody wanted to make their feelings known. Instead, they all secretly plotted a way to divest their children of their new-found treasures.

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