Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’-
The old man behind our guesthouse is as wise that of his wife but sometimes he loses his marbles.
Correct Answer : b ) wise asExplanation :
According to grammatical structures, to express a quality and at the same time give a comparison, the correct phrase is always ‘as…..as’.
Therefore, it should be ‘as wise as his wife’.
Another point to note is that ‘as…as’ is used with either adjectives or adverbs.
Example: ‘As hard as’ , ‘as strong as’ etc.
Hence, (b) is the correct answer.
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