Spot Grammatical Correct Sentence : Part 1

Direction:-

Given below are a set of few sentences. Tick marks the correct sentence.
1.
a. Does alteration imply keeping things the same?
b. Does alternate imply keeping things the same?

c. Does alternative imply keeping things the same?
d. Does altercation imply keeping things the same?

2.
a. One of our cats have disappeared
b. One of our cats has disappeared
c. One of our cats are disappeared
d. One of our cats have been disappeared


3.
a. I should thought that we were going to be invited to dinner.
b. I had thought that we were going to be invited to dinner.
c. I should have thought that we were going to be invited to dinner.
d. I am thinking that we were going to be invited to dinner.

4.
a. It was worthwhile for seeing the exhibition
b. It was worthwhile seeing the exhibition
c. It was worthwhile to see the exhibition
d. It was worthwhile of seeing the exhibition

5.
a. People who in glass houses live should not throw stones.
b. People should not throw stones who live in glass houses.
c. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
d. People who live should not throw stones in glass houses.

6.
a. Who do you love?
b. Whom do you love?
c. To whom do you love?
d. Who do you love to? 

7. 
a. Mother, may I go out to play?
b. Mother, can I go out to play?
c. Mother, shall I go out to play?
d. Mother, will I go out to play?

8.
a. He visited an optometrist for an eye operation.
b. He visited an oculist for an eye operation.
c. He visited an optician for an eye operation.
d. He visited an operator for an eye operation.

9.
a. Are you going to invite Alice and myself to your party?
b. Are you going to invite Alice and I to your party?
c. Are you going to invite Alice and me to your party?
d. Are you going to invite Alice and me into your party?

10.
a. I shall be happy to accept your invitation.
b. I shall be happy for accepting your invitation.
c. I shall be happy in accepting your invitation.
d. I shall be happy by accepting your invitation.

Answers:-

1.
(a) Does alternation imply keeping things the same?
Alteration=change; alternate=other; alternative=choice; altercation=argument.

2.
(b) One of our cats has disappeared. Since the subject is one, the singular verb has should be used with it. 

3.
(b) I had thought that we were going to be invited to dinner. I had thought is used to suggest that one was mistaken, or that one is disappointed. 

4.
(b) It was worthwhile seeing the exhibition. As per the rule, gerundial phrase follows the it + be+ worthwhile, etc. structure.

5.
(c) People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. All qualifying clauses are placed as close as possible to the words which they qualify. Here, who live in glass houses qualifies people.

6.
(b) (Whom do you love?) whom is used in the accusative case of the interrogative pronoun who.

7.
(a) (Mother, may I go out to play?) For taking permission, may is used.

8.
(b) (He visited an oculist for an eye operation). An optometrist is forbidden by law to perform surgery. An optician is either a mechanic who grinds lenses or a businessman who sells goods. An operator is a person who works a machine, apparatus, etc. An oculist is an M.D. Who specializes in the treatment of eye diseases and who may operate when necessary.

9.
(c) (Are you going to invite Alice and me to your party?) 

10.
(a) (I shall be happy to accept your invitation) after adjectives expressing emotion or desire, infinitive to is used.

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