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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - A Plural Subject Consisting of Singular Nouns that are Connected by 'and'

When John was a little boy, he would often find his way at night from his own bed to the bed in which was sleeping his mother and father.

Well done!

This answer choice corrects the Subject Verb Agreement mistake in the original question by changing the singular verb was to the plural verb were.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The plural subject his mother and father does not agree with the singular verb was

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Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. The plural subject his mother and father does not agree with the singular verb was

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Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. The plural subject his mother and father does not agree with the singular verb was

What helps us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question and identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign

A plural subject made up of singular nouns connected by and

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake and is grammatically correct, it is stylistically flawed. Adding the word his before the word father creates redundancy.

own bed to the bed in which was sleeping his mother and father
own bed to the bed in which his mother and father were sleeping
bed to the bed in which was sleeping his mother and father
own bed to the bed in which were sleeping his mother and his father
bed to the bed in which his mother and father was sleeping