Question

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate option:
There are many __________ on the shelf.

A

paper

B

magazines

C

book

D

dust

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

magazines

The suitable word must be plural, as suggested by the words 'are' and 'many'. The verb 'are' is a plural verb ('is' is singular). When the verb is plural, the noun in relation must also be plural. 'Many' refers to a plural noun.
Option B: 'Magazines' is a plural noun and completes the sentence in meaning. Hence this option is correct.
Options A, C and D: 'Paper' and 'book' are singular nouns. 'Dust' is an uncountable noun whereas 'many' only modifies countable nouns.
These words do not match with the determiner 'many'; 'many' refers to more than one. Hence these options are incorrect.

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