IBPS CLERK UPDATES:: ENGLISH CORRECTION OF SENTENCES -1
CORRECTION OF SENTENCES-1
RULES OF NOUNS
Scenery, information, poetry, furniture, language, advice,business,audience,mischief,bread, news, innings,economics,physics and politics should be used in the singular from. Neither these should be preceded by an indefinite article nor pluralized.
Incorrect: the audience are requested to be in its seats.
Correct: the audience is requested to be in its seats.
Incorrect: the sceneries of kashmir are beautiful.
Correct: the sceneries of kashmir is beautiful.
Cattle, poultry, people, gentry, peasantry, artillery, infantry, clergy, police, company, swine, alphabet and prey should be always used as plural. They are themselves plural and should not be made plural by adding ‘s’.
Incorrect : the cattle is grazing in the field.
Correct : the cattle are grazing in the field.
Incorrect : the people of our village is rich.
Correct : the people of our village are rich.
Somenounslikescissors,spectacles,tongs,trousers,measles,remains,proceedings,tidings,odds,annals,assets,binoculars,etc. are aiways used in the plural and take a plural verb.
Incorrect: where is my spectacle?
Correct : where is my spectacles?
Incorrect: riches has wings.
Correct: riches have wings.
Some nouns like deer,sheep,fish,yolk,brace(of birds),dozen,score,hundred,thousend,etc. have the singular and the plural alike.
Incorrect: the sheeps are grazing in the field.
Correct : the sheep are grazing in the field.
RULES OF AGREEMENT OF SUBJECT AND PREDICATE
The general rule is :
The verb should agree with its subject in numberand person.
Incorrect: they is farmers.
Correct: they are farmers.
Incorrect : I is a teacher.
Correct : I am a teacher.
A verb should not be made agree with a noun near it instead of its proper subject.
Incorrect: the quality of mangoes are not good.
Correct: the quality of mangoes is not good.
When two or more singular subjects are joined by ‘and’, the verb should be in the plural.
Incorrect: Gold and sliver is precious metals.
Correct: Gold and sliver are precious metals.
When the singular subjects connected by ‘and’ suggest one idea and refer to the same person or thing,the verb should be in the singular.
Incorrect: time and tide wait for no man.
Correct: time and tide waits for no man.
Incorrect: Bread and butter are his only food.
Correct: Bread and butter is his only food.
When words are joined to a singular subject by ‘as well as’ ‘besides’,’like’,’in addition to’,’with’,’togather with’,’and not’,etc., theverb should be in the singular.
Incorrect: the Chief Minister, with his colleagues have offered to resign.
Correct: the Chief Minister, with his colleagues has offered to resign.
When two or more singular subjects are connected by ‘or’,’nor’, ‘either…or’, ‘neither….or’, the verb should be in the singular verb.
Incorrect: Either ravi or raju have done this.
Correct : Either ravi or raju has done this.
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