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The shopkeeper sold only ------ pair of socks. Options:- a) A; b) An; c) The; d) None of the above;?
- VivianLv 51 month ago
Option a): "The shopkeeper sold only a pair of socks." would be correct for a non-specific "pair of socks".
Option b): The article "an" is incorrect because "pair" does not have "p" as an initial vowel sound.
Option c): "The shopkeeper sold only the pair of socks." would be correct for a specific "pair of socks".
Option d): "None of the above" is incorrect because the correct options are either "a" or "c".
- KrishnamurthyLv 71 month ago
The shopkeeper sold only ------ pair of socks.
a) A ✔
d) None of the above
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
Not obvious which of two options is best (A or D). If she sold a single pair of socks, and just that one pair, then you could say that "she sold only A pair of socks" (as opposed to selling several pairs of socks), but if she only sold socks, in pairs, then she sold only pairs of socks. The two sentences have different meanings and different situations where they could make sense. The answer could be A, but it also could be D. D would be the more common way to think of things. The A version can be said but only in a particular set of conditions.
It is possible, but even more uncommon, that you mean a very particular and specific pair of socks that was sold, and that you could say "she sold only the pair of socks (and nothing else)".
If I were giving the answer, I would say A and take my chances.
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
"a" is correct. lower case only.
"the" would be correct in some cases, again, lower case.
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- rotchmLv 71 month ago
No questions. Does not belong in a math forum.
I incite others to do the same.