Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.93)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


The long or short of it is that I do not want to deal with that new firm.

[A]. The long and short of it
[B]. The long and short for it
[C]. The long or short for it
[D]. The shot and long for it
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option A


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Ritesh Ranjan said: (Oct 1, 2011)  
Generally, we use and between long, short. Go through subject verb aggrement.

Mounika said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
What does it mean by long and short of it?

Nikita said: (Oct 29, 2014)  
Long and short of it the most important point, summary of the matter.

Prasanna said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
Why can't we use long or short?

Komal Yadav said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
It is idioms so can not use " long or short" it must be "long and short".

Vishal said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
"long and short" is idiom generally used in business communication. So it is incorrect to use "long or short" here.

Babu said: (Oct 14, 2016)  
It's an idiom. It's used for saying that you will tell someone a long and complicated story very very quickly and briefly.

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