air pollution together with littering are causing many problems in our large industrial cities today

Directions : In Question each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked as (A), (B), (C) and (D). Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to tát be correct.

Air pollution, together with (A) /littering, are (B)/ causing many  problems(C)/ in our large,industrial cities today.(D)

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Answer (Detailed Solution Below)

Option 2 : B

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The correct answer is 'B'.

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Key Points

  •  The error is in part B.
  • The usage of are is wrong.
  • The correct word to tát be used is 'is'.
  • There are some conjunction like as well as/ with/ along with/ together with/ in addition to/ no less than vãn, etc in which verb is used according to tát the first subject. If the subject is plural then plural verb will be used and vice versa.
  • Example:
    • Ram as well as his friends is coming.
  • In the given question we used together with and the subject (Air pollution) before that is singular so sánh singular verb 'is' will be used instead of 'are'.

Hence, the correct sentence is: Air pollution, together with littering, is causing many problems in our large industrial cities today.

Additional Information

  • Let's look at some examples of conjunctions in which verb is used according to tát the first subject:
    • Neha along with her friends is doing homework.
    • Deepak no less than his friends is to tát be blamed for loss. 

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