Error Spotting Question:21

Q:

The  number of candidates (1)/  applying were so large (2)/  that the college had to (3) / stop issuing Recruitment notification(4)/  No error (5)

  1. The  number of candidates
  2. applying were so large
  3. that the college had to
  4. stop issuing Recruitment notification
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option B

The Singular verb “was” will be used in the place of the plural verb – ‘were’. A singular verb is used with ‘the number of + plural noun’. So, the singular verb  –‘was’ will be used with ‘the number of people’ in the given sentence.

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