Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.59)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.


If I stood alone in defence of truth, and the whole world is banded against me and against truth. I would fight them all.

[A]. will be banded
[B]. were banded
[C]. banded
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option B


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Sunny said: (Oct 24, 2013)  
Is it correct answer? someone help me please.

Yamini said: (Jan 6, 2014)  
I think it is 'will be banded' because all people are taken as a whole"world".

Arafat said: (Jan 6, 2014)  
Never answer were banded because the whole world is singular so were is not possible.

Kiran said: (Dec 30, 2014)  
When we use "if" in first clause, "were" is used in second.

Kundan Kumar Raj said: (Sep 7, 2016)  

Are you sure about your statement?

Sharad said: (Oct 8, 2016)  
I agree with you. @Kiran.

Ruthramoorthy said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
What are the chance for the answer " Will be banded"?

Nitish said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
You can't use were with world, because it is a single entity.

Kazim Jafar said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Answer should be "was banded" because 'World' is a singular word not plural.

Simi said: (Nov 18, 2017)  
Were banded, because world though singular have different opinion.

Akash Shrivastav said: (Sep 3, 2018)  
If implies the subjunctive. So we use were in such situations. "Will and was" denotes a certainity. While if is not certain so were suits here.

Swehtir said: (Nov 5, 2018)  
No, it is would have to be "if the whole world was banded" because the world is singular.

Pravin said: (Apr 5, 2019)  
Dear all, The second sentence has a pronoun, "Them", which indicates that the whole world represents people who are against for truth.

Raju Ahmednitish said: (Nov 1, 2019)  

It should be" were" because it is the second conditional sentence.

Hrushi Lolapwad said: (Mar 12, 2021)  
Agree @Pravin.

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