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Question 25: For a long time, scientists thought that the depths of the ocean, for the most parts, was devoid of life.
While ‘depth’ is a measure of the extent downward, ‘depths’ refers to the deepest or most remote part. The correct word in the given context is ‘depths’, not ‘depth.’
‘Depths’ is plural. So, the verb to follow this is ‘were’, not ‘was’.
The correct idiomatic usage is ‘for the most part’.
The question is " Choose the grammatically correct option "
Choice D is the correct answer.
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