Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word. John has written a novel and _____. A) So his sister has B) So his sister C) So has his sister D) So did his sister
Hint: This question requires basic knowledge of various aspects of the English language. We need to form a meaningful sentence with the information provided.
Complete answer: The given sentence is in the present perfect tense. We know this because the word ‘has’ has been used before the verb and the verb is of the participle form; i.e. written. The question intends to use the verb from the first part of the sentence to the second part of the sentence. Therefore, the word ‘so’ must be used to begin the latter part of the sentence. All options have the word ‘so’, therefore, we need to consider other parts of speech. Options (A) and (B) used the words ‘so his sister’, which is incorrect. Since the former part of the sentence is in the present perfect tense, we need to use the ‘has’ in the latter part also and make it present perfect tense. Thus, these options are incorrect. Option (D) is also incorrect because it uses the words, ‘so did his sister’. By using the word ‘did’, the sentence is in the simple past tense. But we need to fill the blank with a sentence in the present perfect tense. Option (C) uses the words ‘so has his sister’, and is in the present perfect tense. Thus it is the correct answer.
Thus, the correct answer is Option (C) So has his sister.
Note: - The perfect tense is very commonly used in past, present and future. - The given question is in the present perfect tense. If we were to write it in the past perfect tense, it would be; John had written a novel, and so had his sister. - If we were to write it in the future perfect tense, it would be; John will have written a novel, and so will his sister.