IBPS CLERK:: CORRECTION OF SENTENCES -2

CORRECTION OF SENTENCES -2
Dear, readers in correction of sentence-1 we discuss the some rules in agreement of subject and predicate, in correction of sentence-2 we will discuss the remaining rules and rules of pronouns.  
  
IBPS CLERK:: CORRECTION OF SENTENCES -2
IBPS CLERK:: CORRECTION OF SENTENCES -2
     
  Rule -1:
                   Either, neither, each, one of, everyone, many a should be followed by a singular verb.

Example:
                Incorrect: neither of these two applicants were qualified.
                Correct:    neither of these two applicants was qualified.
                Incorrect: One of my teachers live next door to me.
                Correct:    One of my teachers lives next door to me.

Rule-2:
           When the plural noun is a proper name for dome single object or some collective unit, it must be followed by a singular verb.

Example:
                Incorrect: Gulliver’s travels were written by swift.
                Correct:    Gulliver’s travels  was written by swift.
                Incorrect: the United States have a big navy.
                Correct:    the United States has a big navy.

Rule-3:
         When a plural noun expresses some specific quantity or amount considered as a whole, the verb should be in the singular.

Example:
                Incorrect: Fifty thousand rupees are a large sum.
                Correct:    Fifty thousand rupees is a large sum.

Rule-4:
A collective noun takes a singular verb when the collection is thought of as one whole and plural verb when the individuals of which it is composed are thought of.

Example:
                Incorrect: the committee have submitted its report
                Correct:   the committee has submitted its report.

Rule-5:
         When a noun is used as an adjective in a compound word, it is always in the singular, even through it is preceded by a plural numeral.
Example:
                Incorrect: he gave me a ten rupees note.
                Correct:    he gave me a ten rupee note.

RULES OF PRONOUNS

Rule-6:
        A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person, number and gender.
Example:
                Incorrect: each of these boys has done their homework.
                  Correct:  each of these boys has done his homework.

Rule-7:
         When two or more singular nouns are joined by ‘and, the pronoun used for them must be in plural.
Example:
                Incorrect: both raju and ravi have done his homework.
                  Correct:  both raju and ravi have done their homework.

Rule-8:
         When two or more singular nouns joined by ‘and’ refer to the same person or thing, the pronoun used for them must be within the singular.
Example:
                Incorrect: the collector and District Magistrate is not negligent in their duty.
                   Correct: the collector and District Magistrate is not negligent in his duty.

Rule-9:
         When two or more singular nouns joined by ‘or’ or ‘nor’, either…or, neither…nor, the pronoun used for them should be in the singular.
Example:
                Incorrect: Neither ravi nor raju has done their homework.
                  Correct:   Neither ravi nor raju has done his homework.

Rule-10:
         When two or more singular pronouns of different persons come together, the pronoun of second person singular (you) comes first, the pronoun of the first person singular (i) comes last and the pronoun of the third person singular (he) comes in between.
Example:
                Incorrect:  I, you and he must work together.
                  Correct: you, he and I must work together.











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