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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.
“_____________ Martha English?”
“Yes, she __________.”
(a)Is / isn’t
(b)Are / is
(c)Is / is
(d)Are / are

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Hint: A verb is a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence. Verb is the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence.

Complete answer:In the given question, we have to find out which of the options includes – A positive singular verb for the first blank (as Martha is a singular noun and the second sentence has a positive answer.A positive singular verb for the second blank.
Let us thus analyze the options given to us in this question:
(a)'is / isn’t'- Here, ‘is’ fits right in the first blank as it is a positive singular verb but ‘isn’t’ is a contraction for ‘is not’ which is a negative.Therefore, option (a) is incorrect as the second blank needs a positive singular verb.
(b)‘are / is'- ‘are’ is a plural verb form.Therefore, option (b) is incorrect as we need a singular verb form.
(c)‘is / is'- We need a positive singular verb for both blanks.Here, ‘is,is’ fits the requirement.Therefore, option (c) is correct .
(d)‘are / are’- ‘are’ is a plural verb form,therefore, option (d) is incorrect.

Note: In this question, it will be helpful for the student to recall the concept of tense. Tense is a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time. There are three tenses - past, present, and future.
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