In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose 'No improvement'.
The Head of department is more astute lady in the Headquarters and presumably in the entire industry.
Correct Answer : a ) The most astuteExplanation :
Firstly' more astute' and 'astute' cannot fit well in the sentence as the comparison is with many others. Also, in case of comparison, use of 'Very' with the adjective (astute) is incorrect.
To have comparison with all the others at once, the superlative form of an adjective is used.
The superlative form of adjectives is formed by adding -est or using the word "most" or "least" before the adjective—for instance, the most intelligent, the strongest, etc.
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
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