Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26248

Q.  The police (1) / is becoming (2) / more and more (3) / inactive. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 11 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 2
 
Replace 'is' with 'are'. Although 'police' appears singular, yet it is used in 'plural' sense.

The correct sentence should be: The police are becoming more and more inactive.

**You do not need to add β€œs” β€œes” to make them plural.

Nouns that are used in 'plural'
Cattle, People, Police, Gentry, Peasantry, Electorate, Nobility, Poultry, Riches, Odds Arms, Bellows, Fetters, Pincers, Tongs, Sheers, Scissors Trousers, Pants, Pantaloons, Trappings, Socks, Shorts, Stockings Clergy, Folk, Mankind, Vermin, Public, Premises, Alms, Goods, Surroundings
Example
Incorrect:Peoples should be loyal to the nation.
Correct:People should be loyal to the nation.
The similar explanation applies to the usage of all other words listed above.

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