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31) Ram prefers (1) self-employment (2) to job (3) in any company. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

The word 'job' is a singular countable noun, so use 'a' before 'job', e.g., Ram prefers self-employment to a job.


32) Not only (1) the students (2) but also the teachers (3) was playing football. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

When two subjects are joined by 'not only' and 'but also' the verb must agree with the second subject. So, replace 'was' in the fourth part of the sentence with 'were'.


33) Peter (1) as well as (2) his friends (3) were laughing. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

When two nouns are joined with 'as well as', the verb must agree with the first subject. So, in this sentence, the first subject is 'teacher', so 'were' must be replaced with 'was'.


34) The president (1) and the prime minister (2) was (3) present in the function. (4) No error (5).

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Answer: C

Explanation:

When an article is used with both the nouns in a sentence then the reference will be to two persons or objects, so the verb in the third part of this sentence must be plural, so replace 'was' with 'were'.


35) Mr. Sharma (1) my friend and teacher (2) are known for (3) his good behavior. (4) No error (5).

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Answer: C

Explanation:

If two singular nouns refer to the same person or object and joined by 'and', a singular verb must be used for them. So, replace 'are' in the third part of this sentence with 'is', e.g., is known for his good behavior.


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