Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26688
Q. The manager (1) / as well as (2) / the clerks (3) / were fighting. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 01 Feb 17
Replace 'were' with 'was'.
When two nouns are used with as well as, the verb must agree with the first subject.
In this case, first subject is 'manager', the correct verb to be used should be 'was'.
The correct sentence should be: The manager as well as the clerks was fighting.
e.g. Rohan as well as his friends is doing his work.
The students as well as their teachers are doing their work.
The same rule applies for the following phrases -
in addition to, besides, like, unlike, with, along with, together with,
accompained by, led by, headed by, guided by, controlled by, governed by, rather than.
e.g. He together with his friends is coming today.