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 governor and his subordinates vouched that the contractor was known by them for 25 long years.
Correct Answer : a ) known to themExplanation :
The action word ‘known’ takes use of the preposition ‘to’.
According to grammatical rules, it is a phrase ‘known to’. No other preposition is used with ‘known’ when referring to a person or thing. The phrase means recognized or familiar.
Example- Kartikey is known to our family for 4 years.
‘Known for’ is used to express the reason behind someone being famous for something.
Hence, (a) is the correct answer.
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