Use "has". The subject is "John" (singular).
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I had earlier discussed about my daughter's Board for 10+2 Education.
There was a question asked in her English exam : John has recruited 80 students.
The direction was to frame a question so as to get the underlined as answer.
Which one would be the correct answer?
(a) How many students has John recruited?
(b) How many students have John recruited?
Eager to hear from you.
Last edited by bkpsusmitaa; 24-Nov-2015 at 13:17. Reason: minor typos
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
My teachers taught me to change a question back to its regular order (only for analysis, NOT for speaking or writing).
So we get:
1. John has recruited how many students?
2. John have recruited how many students?
You already know that "John" is the third person and thus requires the "s" form of the verb.
You know, my daughter knows the answer very well, but her teacher keeps confusing her. The person crossed the answer and didn't give her marks for it. How asinine the teachers could be! And the school is supposed to be very good, maybe one of the best one. I don't know what sort of nepotism bring such teachers within the recruitment framework.
Last edited by bkpsusmitaa; 24-Nov-2015 at 14:30. Reason: typos
Two speakers of American English have given you the correct answer. I, a speaker of British English confirm this. That should be good enough for your daughter's teacher.
Yes, absolutely, you have given me more than I have asked for.
Thank you, Piscean, MikeNewYork, TheParser, thanks to all of you.
I will do more. This guy has been doing this for some months now. I had complained earlier. Now I am going to complain about the issue to the Management itself.
P.S. look at the teacher's scholarly work in the form of his setting the paper, attached here.
Not only the above scholarly work, just observe the pic I have attached containing the teacher's work
(Q36) Then he takes an autorickshaw first and later walk to _____ school.
My daughter wrote 'his'. The teacher thought it was 'the' and crossed her answer. I would like to mention that Indians don't understand the use of 'the'. I asked my daughter. She said, there was no mention of the school that Babar reads in in the paragraph. Had there been a next sentence like Babar liked __ school, she would have written 'the' then.
For (Q37) my daughter wrote 'had expected' and 'had thought' and the teacher crossed them too. She explained that it was normal for people to expect and think before the match commended.
And to leave no doubts among the senior members, the name of this screwed college of India is posted.
Last edited by bkpsusmitaa; 24-Nov-2015 at 19:18. Reason: illustration
Last edited by Tarheel; 24-Nov-2015 at 20:01. Reason: fix something
The word "homonym" is not a proper noun, and neither is either "clear quartz" or "agate".
And 36 should be "walks" not "walk."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.