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Q.  Both Sameer as well as (1) / his wife are (2) / determined (3) / to make changes. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

ANSWER: 1
 
Replace 'as well as' with 'and'.

'Both..and' is used in pair (Co-relative Conjunction). For e.g. Both Ram and Shyam

Both You and I

The correct sentence should be: Both Sameer and his wife are determined to make changes.

For e.g. The sentence, “Both the rich along with the poor are facing trouble due to the demonetization”, is incorrect.

The correct sentence should be: Both the rich and poor are facing trouble due to the demonetization.

Note that 'both...and' is used in pair, 'and' cannot be replaced by 'as well as', 'along with', 'together with' or any other word.

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