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Juan___________ in the library this morning.

A. is study
B. Studying
C. Is studying
D. Are studying

This question is part of English Proficiency Test
Asked by Oscar, Last updated: Jul 01, 2020

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E. Barnes

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E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered Feb 26, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C. Juan is studying in the library this morning. A gerund is needed in this sentencem which would be "studying," but the correct verb would be "is" in this case because the subject is singular, so the verb would also need to be singular.

If the subject were a group of people or more than one person, then you would choose "are studying." For example, Juan and Emily are studying in the library this morning. There is a gerund and the verb is plural because the subject of the sentence is more than one person.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 23, 2017

Is studying
 

sheryle

Sheryle

Answered Feb 10, 2017

Is studying
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 26, 2016

The most suitable answer is 'is studying'.

Juan is studying in the library this morning.

The others do not make enough sense to be suitable answers for this. In the above sentence 'is studying' a present participle and not a gerund. Pointing that out for better understanding.

 

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