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This question asked in [CBSE SQP, 2020-21]

Everybody _______ keen to participate in the upcoming nukkad natak.

(A) are  

(B) has   

(C) is  

(D) were

 

Answer

Since we have options, let's check each option one by one.

  • (a) are - Everybody are keen to participate in the upcoming nukkad natak. We don't use are with everybody because even though everybody is a group of people (i.e. plural), is is written as a single group (i.e. singular). Thus, this option is incorrect .

  • (b) has - Everybody has keen to participate in the upcoming nukkad natak. Eventhough we can use has with everybody, in this particular statement... it is incorrect because has means to own or possess. And this statement doesn't fit in that definition. Thus, this option is incorrect .

  • (c) is - Everybody is keen to participate in the upcoming nukkad natak. We use is with everybody because even though everybody is a group of people (i.e. plural), is is written as a single group (i.e. singular). Thus, this option is correct.

  • (d) were - Everybody were keen to participate in the upcoming nukkad natak. We don't use were with everybody because even though everybody is a group of people (i.e. plural), is is written as a single group (i.e. singular). Thus, this option is incorrect .

So, the correct answer is (C)

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