QOTD - English - PHRASE REPLACEMENT
2019-09-13 | Team PendulumEdu
Direction: Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute, select No Improvement.
My house is cleaner by the maid every single day.
A. Has cleaned
B. Is cleaned
C. Is more cleaner
D. No improvement
The underlined phrase uses the word, “clean” in an adjective form instead of the verb form as required by the sentence.
The above-given sentence is in Present Perfect tense, which follows the following rule for sentence formation: “subject + is/have + past participle of the verb + object”; which means that the verb “clean” should be used in the past participle form, i.e., “is cleaned”.
The option that obeys the above rule correctly is option B.
Hence, (B) is the correct answer.
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