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 lieutenant general, with all his fellow men, have turned down the offer of surrendering.
Correct Answer : b ) has turnedExplanation :
When two subjects are joined using ‘with’, the verb is used according to the first or former subject.
In the given sentence, the former subject, i.e., ‘lieutenant general’ is singular, so, a singular verb will be used.
So, ‘has’ is correct from the given options. Instead of ‘have’ (plural verb), we will use ‘has’ (singular verb).
‘Is’ turn’ is grammatically incorrect because after ‘be’ verbs, we use -ing form or third form in case of passive.
‘was turned’ is incorrect as it is of passive structure and the given sentence is in active form.
Hence, (B) is the correct answer.
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