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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #120782: Singular or plural verb forms
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    Singular or plural verb forms


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    1. Statistics (be) a branch of economics,

    2. but it is often said that there (be) lies, damn lies and statistics.

    3. Recent statistics of British life (show)

    4. that the family (be) happier than it used to be.

    5. The youth of today (be) likely to live longer than the previous generation.

    6. People (own) more things than they used to,

    7. and more police (be) employed to fight crime.

    8. Mathematics (be) a subject which is studied more by boys than by girls,

    9. as (be) physics.

    10. The earnings of working women (be) getting higher all the time and many women earn more than their husbands.

    11. Good manners (be) declining.

    12. The public (spend) more on clothes,

    13. and clothes (be) becoming more and more expensive.

    14. Glasses (be) worn by more people,

    15. but only a minority (favour) contact lenses.

    16. Statistics (make) us grind our teeth and can probably tell us if we have any teeth left to grind!









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