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Sentence Improvement (Level-1) Test-3

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Question 1
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
Each of the students has done well.
B
Each of the student has done well.
C
Each of the students have done well.
D
Each of the student have done well.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The indefinite pronoun ‘each’ is singular in nature. Hence, it requires the singular verb ‘has’, not ‘have’. Also, in options (B) and (D), the singular use of student is incorrect, as there are a number of students and not one.
Question 2
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
The best part of the programme is the dances.
B
The best part of the programme are the dances.
C
The best part of the programme are the dance.
D
The best parts of the programme is the dances.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The subject here is ‘the best part’, which is singular and should therefore be followed by a singular verb. Hence, option (A) is the right choice.
Question 3
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
Either Ram or his brothers is going to the fair.
B
Either Ram or his brother are going to the fair.
C
Either his brothers or Ram are going to the fair.
D
Either Ram or his brothers are going to the fair.
Question 3 Explanation: 
In the case of ‘either A or B’, the verb agrees with subject closest to it. In this case, the plural subject ‘brothers’ takes the plural verb ‘are’.
Question 4
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
One of the boys are ill-disciplined.
B
Each of the boys are ill-disciplined.
C
Either of the boys are ill-disciplined.
D
Either of the boys is ill-disciplined.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Remember, the verb is always singular after each of/either of/neither of/everyone of/one of, etc.
Question 5
In the question below, there are four statements which express the same idea. Choose the alternative that is most concise and clear. Also, make sure you select the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given.
A
The skipper and coach of the squad has been dismissed.
B
The skipper and the coach of the squad has been dismissed.
C
The skipper and coach of the squad have been dismissed.
D
The skipper and the coaches of the squad has been dismissed.
Question 5 Explanation: 
When two singular nouns joined by 'and' refer to the same person or thing, the verb is singular. In option (A), the reference is to be single individual. This is highlighted by the usage of a single article (the is used only once).
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