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Sentence Correction 37

    I have met the director yesterday, and he assured me that he will help if you will ask him.

    1. have met the director yesterday, and he assured me that he will help if you ask him.
    2. met the director yesterday, and he assured me that he will help if you ask him.
    3. met the director yesterday, and he assured me that he will help if you will ask him.
    4. No correction required

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (B)

Detailed Solution

'Have met' is in the present perfect tense, which is a present tense. This cannot be used in conjunction with 'yesterday', which is an adverb indicating the past. The simple past tense-met- is the correct one to use here.

Also, 'will help if you will ask' is incorrect. The verb 'will help' is in future, a consequence. A condition leads to a consequence and both cannot be in the future. He 'will help if you ask him' is the correct usage.

Correct Answer: B



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