common errors in the use of verbs-1
The committee ........... unanimous in its decision.
Committee is a collective noun. It is used singular if used as one unit.
Correct Sentence : The committee was unanimous in its decision.
The committee ........... divided on the issue.
Committee is a collective noun. It becomes plural if it is used in the sense of different individuals.
Correct Sentence : The committee were divided on the issue.
He is one of those who often .......... the poor.
Correct Sentence : He is one of those who often help the poor.
Everyday and each hour ............... new experience.
Everyday, Each are Followed by verbs in the singular
Correct Sentence : Everyday and each hour brings new experience.
Ten thousand rupees ............ a big amount for a poor man.
If a plural noun denotes a certain amount or quantity considered as a single whole, it takes a singular verb.
Correct Sentence : Ten thousand rupees is a big amount for a poor man.
Which sentence is correct?
I am thinking you are wrong
Correct Sentence : I think you are wrong
I think you are wrong
He went to school to ............. English.
We learn before we know. Know is used when learning is finished.
Correct Sentence : He went to school to learn english.
The news was ............. late in the evening.
Broadcast - Broadcast - Broadcast
Correct Sentence : The news was broadcast late in the evening.
There are 8 questions to complete.