Question

The most appropriate form of verb against number (4) is ______

A

is

B

are

C

had

D

were

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
D

were

The paragraph refers to simple past tense. 
"Is" in option A is the third person singular present of the auxiliary verb 'be'. This is incorrect.
"Are" in option B is second person singular present and first, second, third person plural present of the auxiliary verb 'be'.
"Had" is incorrect as it renders the sentence ungrammatical.
"Were" in option D is correct as the second person singular/plural past subjunctive of the verb form of the auxiliary verb 'be' indicates the different sections that existed.
Thus, option D is correct.

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