Sentence Correction
Verbal Ability

 Back to Questions
Q.

After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

 A.

in the hopes to ending

 B.

in the hope to ending

 C.

with the hope to ending

 D.

with the hope of ending

 E.

in the hope to end

 Hide Ans

Solution:
Option(D) is correct

This question tests the correct use of two idioms.

(1) to issue x with y; The original sentence incorrectly writes issued x in y (i.e., issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending).

(2) with the hope of y; The original sentence incorrectly writes in the hopes toy (i.e., in the hopes to ending).

A. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hopes to is not a proper idiom

B. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom

C. with the hope to is not a proper idiom

D. issued The Edict of Milan with is a proper idiom; with the hope of ending is a proper idiom

E. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom


(0) Comment(s)