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    Default standard written English

    Choose the one word or phrase which would not be appropriate in standard written English.

    1. I began by going into several details connecting with my sister's marriage, mentioning only those which I thought necessary to relate.
    connecting => connected ?

    2. Contrary to the opinion of the members, the president should appoint whomever he thinks can do the job the most adequately.
    whomever => whoever ?

    3. Just outside the ruins are a castle surrounded by high walls and stately trees.
    are => is ?

    4. His face marked and his head bald, he looked some older than I had expected.
    some => somewhat ?

    5. It is a real pleasure to have met you and he during your visit to this city.
    he => him ?

    6. To many man has come the realization that he lives not by bread alone, but also by the good will of his fellow man.
    many man => many a man ?

    7. As fond as I am of painting, I am so conscious of my ignorance in that art.
    so => very ?

    8. If there were nothing unusual to look forward to, one wouldn't want to get up in the morning, would they ?
    they => he ?

    9. It was barely midnight when I arrived home; but I found them both setting at the table, waiting for me.
    setting => sitting ?

    10. I wish that he wasn't so lazy; he would find learning a language easier and more fun.
    wasn't => weren't ?

    Hope all are correct :)

    Thanks in advance

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    2- whoever sounds better to me, but I'm not too sure about 'contrary to'.
    8- would one?


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    Can I argue that ' would he ' means ' would one ' ? But somehow it should be ' would he ' :P considering ' one ' is used in front.

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    I think they wouldn't match. Because we say 'one wouldn't', then useit in the tag.

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    "They" is used in tags questions to cover both "he" and "she".
    You can also check here.

    FRC

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    I would happily use 'they', but if you use 'one', stick with it.

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    I agree, unless ' no one ' is used instead of ' one '

    eg. No one would want ...... , wouldn't they :)

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    After 'no one', I would use 'they', but some would use 'he' or 'he or she'.

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