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Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Jan 19, 2012

English Questions

Which one is correct......

1) How did you apply for it?
How did you applied for it?

2) you didn't answer it.
you didn't answered it.

3) Where we use "Has" & "Have"?
lovejeet
lovejeet • Jan 20, 2012
i guess, the answers would be
1)- how did you applied for it???
2)- you didn't answered it.

the reason is, you have to maintain the tense.
3)
have

Have is used with some pronouns and plural nouns:
'I have a great English teacher.'
'You have toothpaste on your chin.
We have a meeting at 12.'

'Nurses have a difficult job.'
has

Has is used with the third person singular. For example:
'She has a great personality.'
'He has a new haircut.'
'The washing machine has a leak in it'.
'It has a hole near the door.'
The correct answer would be:
1) How did you apply for it?
2) You didn't answer it.


Lovesharma
1) How did you apply for it?
How did you applied for it?

2) you didn't answer it.
you didn't answered it.
Now how to use the above sentences correctly:

1) How did you apply for it? / Have you applied for it?

2) You didn't answer it. / You haven't answered it.
Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Jan 21, 2012
Dancer_Engineer
The correct answer would be:
1) How did you apply for it?
2) You didn't answer it.
Thanks..

Can you tell me this with brief explaination :-



I was just wondering if she _____ about the tragedy.

had told
had been told
told
has told
K Vikrant
K Vikrant • Jan 21, 2012
I was just wondering if she had been told about the tragedy.

I can't cite exact reason why the correct answer is correct. For that I will have to revise a few books on English grammar. Like most people I rely on instinct when it comes to solving grammar questions like this. After a lot of reading over the years, one develops a certain instinct for such things. Mind you, this is not reliable completely and one must instead be aware of all the grammar rules.

But here is an attempt to explain the reason instinctively -

'had told' , 'told' , 'has told' all seem to be wrong. In these cases the person telling about the tragedy is "she". But then there should be some information about to whom she has "told" about the tragedy. For ex. "I was just wondering if she has told Raghu about the tragedy." is a valid sentence.
The other options are similarly wrong.

But if you consider correct sentence - 'I was just wondering if she had been told about the tragedy.'
Here 'she' is being informed about the tragedy , so the sentence hasn't got any person missing. (Who has told her about the tragedy isn't important here)

Wren and Martin is the best book to learn English Grammar from.
Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Feb 15, 2012
Thanks Guys. I have some more doubts. Please clear it.

1) He is one of those friends that have passed through the school

2) Visit one of the temples to barbie that has opened in recent times

3) Today's Board of directors has come to share Lou Gertner's famous sentiment, uttered back in 1995 : "The last thing IBM needs now is a vision".

I want to know the reason for bold words. I am confused with them.
Lovesharma
Thanks Guys. I have some more doubts. Please clear it.

1) One of those drunkwards who have

2) He is one of those officials who is

3) Today's Board of directors has come to share

I want to know the reason for bold words. I am confused with them.
The sentences are incomplete.
Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Feb 15, 2012
Dancer_Engineer
The sentences are incomplete.
done
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 15, 2012
Lovesharma
Thanks Guys. I have some more doubts. Please clear it.

1) He is one of those friends that have passed through the school

2) Visit one of the temples to barbie that has opened in recent times

3) Today's Board of directors has come to share Lou Gertner's famous sentiment, uttered back in 1995 : "The last thing IBM needs now is a vision".

I want to know the reason for bold words. I am confused with them.
A concept called "Agreement of the verb with the subject" is used here.
When you write a sentence, you need to use the singular or plural form of a verb based on the subject that the verb is referring to.

In the second and third sentences, the subjects are singular ("One of the temples" and "Board of directors" are both singular. Although there are many temples, the sentence speaks about only one of them. Similarly, with many directors, there is only one board..) So, the singular form, "has " is used.

In the first sentence, by similar reasoning, it might seem that has should be used and not have. But here, the subject that the verb "have passed" refers to is not "one of those friends", but simply "those friends".
The main verb of the sentence, "is", has already come. What follows is simply a clause, and you can as well replace it with "one of X", with some X. So, seen separately, that clause requires a plural form of the verb and so you have "have" and not "has".
Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Feb 16, 2012
You all are rocking friends.. Thanks for your support.

As i am preparing english so today i have got one more doubt 😀

Ques : while a number are defecting, many others will stay behind to reform the present administration.

I thought there should be IS.
Lovesharma
Ques : while a number are defecting, many others will stay behind to reform the present administration.

I thought there should be IS.
Here 'a number' refers to a number of i.e group of people who are defecting while the others will stay behind.
Here, the bold part:
while a number are defecting, many others will stay behind to reform the present administration.
For example:
Say out of 10 people,
While a number (say 5) are deflecting, many others stay behind (...).
Is it clear? 😀

5 is plural so here 'are' is used!
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 16, 2012
Read the sentence as

While a number (of people) ___ defecting, many others will stay behind blah blah...

Now, fill in the blanks 😛

As is obvious now, it is "are" and not "is".
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 17, 2012
The 'board' is 'one'.

The board of directors 'has' decided to go ahead with the merger.
The directors of the board 'have' decided to go ahead with the merger.

😨
Lovesharma
Lovesharma • Feb 26, 2012
Thnxxx to all. Some more doubts

1) There is no doubt that the majority of workers are in favour of the proposal.

2) The crew were on board and they soon busied themselves in preparing to face the storm.

Which sentence is the most preferable?

a) There will be a meeting in the long room at 4 o'clock of all the boys who play cricket
In the long room at 4 o'clock there will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket. (Prefer)

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