Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26384

Q.  The manager (1)  / as well as (2)  / the clerks (3)  / absented themselves yesterday. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 18 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 4
 
Replace 'themselves' with 'himself'.

When two nouns are used with as well as, the pronoun must agree with the first subject.

In this case, first subject is 'manager', the correct pronoun to be used should be 'himself'.

The correct sentence should be: The manager as well as the clerks absented himself yesterday.

e.g. Rohan as well as his friends is doing his work.

The students as well as their teachers are doing their work.

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