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whl626

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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 :)

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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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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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