Our country is spiritual country, theirs . . . . . . religious.

A. is

B. are

C. also

D. have

Answer: Option A

Solution(By Examveda Team)

In this sentence, the subject "country" is singular, so the verb should also be singular. Therefore, the correct form is "Our country is spiritual, theirs is religious." Option A correctly provides the singular form of the verb "is" to maintain subject-verb agreement.

The sentence structure involves a parallel construction, comparing two aspects of different countries. The first part of the sentence establishes that "Our country" is a spiritual country. To maintain parallelism in the comparison, the second part should also convey a similar idea about "theirs."

Here, "spiritual country" and "religious" are conceptually parallel. The appropriate verb to use in the second part of the sentence is "is" to maintain subject-verb agreement. The subject "country" is singular, requiring the singular form of the verb. Therefore, the correct construction is "Our country is spiritual; theirs is religious." Option A correctly provides the singular form of the verb "is" to ensure parallelism and subject-verb agreement.

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Comments ( 16 )

  1. Gun Fun
    Gun Fun :
    3 months ago

    I think are

  2. Amer Shah
    Amer Shah :
    9 months ago

    Why not " are you" is not right answer.plz some one explain

  3. Irfan Malik
    Irfan Malik :
    1 year ago


  4. Amreen Fatima
    Amreen Fatima :
    2 years ago

    Theirs? What is the meaning of this sentence?

  5. Hussain Ansari
    Hussain Ansari :
    2 years ago

    How to Download English portion in PDF?

  6. Parishay Batool
    Parishay Batool :
    2 years ago

    why is ?

  7. John John
    John John :
    2 years ago

    Is it not better ? : " a spiritual"

  8. Abdul Quddus
    Abdul Quddus :
    3 years ago

    Yes this is correct

  9. Rafid Islam
    Rafid Islam :
    3 years ago

    It may be correct because in this sentence theirs means their - their country.

  10. V KAVYA,
    V KAVYA, :
    3 years ago

    I have a doubt that 'their ' stand for plural ,then how is it possible 'is' as answer.

  11. Vignesh R
    Vignesh R :
    3 years ago

    That's correct

  12. Avin Shaker
    Avin Shaker :
    3 years ago

    How after theirs (is) come. Because theirs end with s

  13. Pavel Saha
    Pavel Saha :
    4 years ago

    This sentence contains more than one verb in spite of being a simple sentence

  14. Seminary Of
    Seminary Of :
    4 years ago

    I think it gives correct auxiliary Verb.

    4 years ago

    Is this website is give correct ans to the questions???

  16. Subhashree Banerjee
    Subhashree Banerjee :
    4 years ago

    "theirs" -Is that the right word?

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