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1. Tide and time _____ (wait, waits) for no man.

1. Tide and time waits for no man.

2. Bread and butter _____ (is, are) what he eats in the morning.

2. Bread and butter is what he eats in the morning.

3. "Everyone _____ (has, have) or does not have this new book?"

3. "Everyone has or does not have this new book?"

4. I think one of us _____ (is, are) lying.

4. I think one of us is lying.

5. There _____ (was, were) much sorrow at the funeral.

5. There was much sorrow at the funeral.

6. Ten years _____ (is, are) known as a decade.

6. Ten years is known as a decade.

7. Five kilometers _____ (is, are) a long distance to jog.

7. Five kilometers is a long distance to jog.

8. Peter, with his two sons, _____ (go, goes) to church every Sunday.

8. Peter, with his two sons, goes to church every Sunday.

9. Either your brother or you _____ (has, have) to be here to collect it.

9. Either your brother or you have to be here to collect it.

10. Either John or his parents _____ (is, are) going to visit her at the hospital.

10. Either John or his parents are going to visit her at the hospital.

11. Neither my brother nor I _____ (is, am) ready to go.

11. Neither my brother nor I am ready to go.

12. Neither the father nor the mother _____ (is, are) at home.

12. Neither the father nor the mother is at home.

13. Only twenty percent of the families here _____ (own, owns) a washing machine.

13. Only twenty percent of the families here own a washing machine.

14. A quarter of the city's population _____ (live, lives) in slums.

14. A quarter of the city's population lives in slums.

15. _____ (Is, Are) anyone listening to me?

15. Is anyone listening to me?

16. None of the factories in the new zone _____ (is, are) in operation yet.

16. None of the factories in the new zone is/are in operation yet. (Both is and are can be used with none.)

17. Please wait. None of us _____ (has, have) finished eating.

17. Please wait. None of us has/have finished eating.(Both has and have can be used with none.)

18. There _____ (is, are) no one here waiting to see you.

18. There is no one here waiting to see you.

19. Five days of climbing _____ (is, are) too tiring for us.

19. Five days of climbing is too tiring for us.

20. There _____ (was, were) darkness everywhere because of the power cut.

20. There was darkness everywhere because of the power cut.