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sound a bit like two things are happening at the same time. - 21 – Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com
www.sentencecorrection.com Let's look at a better sentence:
My Siamese cat moved across the floor just as a lion stalking its prey moves.
This one sounds very good to me; it explains how a my cat moved.
Furthermore, it has the same meaning as:
My Siamese cat moved across the floor in the way that a lion stalking its prey
5. I chose A, but the correct answer is B.
The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the experimental methods used by investigators in the
b. The greater part of the talk was
c. The bulk of the talk has been
d. A large amount of the talk has been
e. A predominance of the talk was Good one!! "majority" should be used with count nouns only. Make sense? Hope so!!
The majority of the water is dirty.
Is "unidiomatic," because "water" is a non-count noun.
Just in case, count nouns can be counted (bottle, idea, person, brush, etc.);
nouns cannot be counted (water, furniture, information, soap, luggage, etc.).
There is, however, a lot of overlap between the two--beer, coke, coffee, material,
love, etc. can all be either count or non-count, depending on our meaning, context,
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One of the most common questions is something like this:
Do I say:
"Most of the people is/are...?"
"Most of the water is/are...?"
Here's the rule:
quantifier + of + NOUN + verb
The NOUN determines whether the verb is singular or plural.
Most of the people is/are...
because the quantifier "most" refers to "people," (a plural noun) so "most" is plural
in this sentence.
Most of the water is/are...
because the quantifier "most" refers to "water," (a non-count noun) so "most" is
plural in this sentence.
So, from these examples, you should...
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