Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26687
Q. The Party Chief (1) / and the Chief Minister (2) / was (3) / absent. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 01 Feb 17
Replace 'was' with 'were'.
If article is used with both nouns, the reference will be to two persons or things, and the verb should be 'plural'.
The correct sentence should be: The Party Chief and the Chief Minister were absent.
e.g. The writer and the doctor are dead.
Here, the sentence refers to two persons, the writer (one man) and the doctor (the other man).