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VERBS
VERBS MOCK TEST SET 8
January 10, 2016
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DIRECTIONS:  Correct the following sentences in the context of the correct use of verb. 


 

  1. Is your parents coming for the festival?

 

Answer

Note that the subject-word here is parents. When we say parents, we mean father and mother. Parent means only one of the two.

Correct : Are your parents coming for the festival?

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  1. It is him that I have been looking for.

 

Answer

Him, which is in the objective case, should be changed to he.

Correct : It is he that I have been looking for.

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  1. Being a nice day, we decided to go out.

 

Answer

The sentence gives the impression that being is the participle used for the pronoun we. So insertion of the indefinite pronoun it makes the sentence meaningful.

Correct : It being a nice day, we decided to go out.

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  1. The horse and carriage are at the door.

 

Answer

Here horse and carriage are being considered as a single entity.

Correct : The horse and carriage is at the door.

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  1. He is one of the servants who hardly ever works.

 

Answer

The relative pronoun who does not refer to one, but to servants. So, the verb should be plural.

Correct: He is one of the servants who hardly ever work.

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  1. He would sooner to quit the job than bear such insult.

 

Answer

Would sooner is followed by an infinitive without to.

Correct : He would sooner quit the job than bear such insult.

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  1. My friend and brother have come.

 

Answer

Here again friend and brother denote the same person.

Correct : My friend and brother has come.

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  1. The courtyard is infested by flies.

 

Answer

The proper use is infested with and not infested by.

Correct : The courtyard is infested with flies.

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  1. Learn respecting your parents.

 

Answer

Learn is followed by the infinitive.

Correct : Learn to respect your parents.

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  1. The crowd have no answer to what the culprit says.

 

Answer

The crowd is a collective noun. In the given sentence, it behaves as one whole. So, the verb should be singular.

Correct: The crowd has no answer to what the culprit says.

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  1. He denied that he was not a thief.

 

Answer

Use of double negative is wrong.

Correct : He denied that he was a thief.

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  1. He dares not to commit a murder.

 

Answer

When conjugated without do, dare is followed by an infinitive without to.

Correct : He dare not commit a murder.

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  1. The three-member bench was divided in its verdict.

 

Answer

The bench has three members. Yet, since it is a collective noun, it is a singular noun usually because it behaves as one whole. Here, however, it behaves variously because the verdict is divided. So, the plural form should be used.

Correct : The three-member bench were divided in their verdict.

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  1. This made me think of the time went by.

 

Answer

Participle behaves both as a verb and as an adjective. And since the action of going (went in the given sentence) is not continuous, but over, we should use past participle. So, Correct : This made me think of the time gone by.

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  1. You have joined us with a view to improve your English.

 

Answer

The to before improve is actually a part of the phrase with a view to. This phrase should be followed by a gerund, not an infinitive. So,

 

Correct : You have joined us with a view to improving your English.

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