Question of The Day29-02-2020

Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, three alternatives to the bold part are given, which may replace the bold Phrase to improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case none of the phrase can replace the bold phrase in the given sentence, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

At work, chatting with colleagues about the next game and analysing the last game is more than relaxing.

I. talking with colleagues about the next game

II. talking to colleagues about the next game

III. chatting to colleagues about the next game


Correct Answer : a ) only I

Explanation :

The preposition “to” when used with the words talking and chatting (talking to or chatting to) indicate a monologue, where one person is speaking and the rest are listening.

As per the above sentence, we can make out that the person enjoys speaking with colleagues as a stress buster. The sentence is not indicative of a monologue; therefore, we can rule out phrases I and II.

The preposition “with” is indicative of inclusion, that is, to and fro exchange, which goes in accord with the essence of the sentence and therefore, we can use phrase I to replace the highlighted phrase.

Since, only one out of the three phrases is being used, option A indicating the same is chosen as the answer.

Hence, (A) is the correct answer.

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