Subject-Verb Agreement with "To Be" Exercise 4

Practice using singular and plural "to be" helping verbs

Fill in each blank with the correct form of “to be” according to its subject. In these sentences, “to be” is acting as a helping verb.

In the progressive tenses (or continuous tenses), “to be” is used with a present participle like “doing” or “making.”

In the passive voice, “to be” is used with a past participle like “taken” or “given.”

1. We _____ waiting for class to start.


2. Jack and Kyle _____ playing a new song.


3. I _____ reading an interesting book.


4. That girl _____ walking to school.


5. They _____ listening to loud music at midnight.


6. The children _____ running in the park.


7. The ball _____ kicked through a window.


8. He _____ cooking dinner.


9. A quiz _____ given every Friday.


10. The cookies _____ stolen last night.


11. A cat and a dog _____ fighting outside.


12. I _____ not easily frightened by loud noises.


13. It _____ raining all night.


14. The houses _____ damaged by the storm.


15. Tina _____ teaching a class on computer programming.


16. The trees in our yard _____ growing very fast.


17. Rice _____ scattered all over the kitchen floor.


18. The mountains _____ covered in fog.


19. A lot of people _____ watching the basketball game.


20. Everyone _____ saddened by the terrible accident.