Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.25)

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.


20 kms are not a great distance in these days of fast moving vehicles.

[A]. is not a great distance
[B]. is no distance
[C]. aren't a great distance
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option A


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Fiaz said: (Aug 27, 2011)  
20 kms aren't a great distance.

Arpan Ganguly said: (Sep 7, 2011)  
The answer is correct to its best as here 20 kms is considered to be a one identity.

Yuva said: (Jun 11, 2016)  
20kms plural. So we will keep are. Why in this kept is? Explain me.

Shubham Saha said: (Jan 11, 2017)  
Option "a" is the perfect answer. Here distance is being referred which is singular.

Although it seems that "kms" would make the answer shift to option "c", but this are the parameters to measure "DISTANCE" which is considered to be one quantity as said by "ARPAN GANGULY".

Kishore said: (Aug 6, 2022)  
20 kms aren't a great distance is the correct form.

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