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Sentence Correction 30

    Even as the fans fight between themselves, the captain, as well as the players, are anxious about the upcoming match.

    1. amid themselves, the captain, as well as the players, is anxious about the upcoming match.
    2. amongst themselves, the captain, as well as the players, are anxious about the upcoming match.
    3. within themselves, the captain, as well as the players, are anxious about the upcoming match.
    4. among themselves, the captain, as well as the players, is anxious about the upcoming match.

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

The correct preposition to be used in the given context is 'among' or 'amonsgt', as we are talking of a group of people- fans- and not distinct individuals.

Note that the preposition 'between' is used to refer to one-to-one relationships, and 'amid', meaning in the middle of, to mass nouns.

Also, the subject of the sentence is 'the captain' (singular). The phrase 'as well as the players' is in parentheses. This provides extra information, but is not part of the subject. So, the verb is 'is', not 'are'.

Correct Answer: D



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