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What's the error in the following csentence ?

The whole India (A) mourned the sad and sudden (b) demise of Mahatma Gandhi. (C) No error. (D)

Someone told me that part A is wrong, in his opinion the correct form is The whole of India He told that the general structure is

The whole + common noun

The whole of + proper noun

since India is proper noun so of will come here. Is it true ?

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    I think your friend gave you good guidance. That said, I think "All of India" would be even better. – J.R. May 30 '17 at 17:06
  • @J.R. A sentence can be made better in many ways and that's called a sentence improvement question but it is an error spotting question and I guess we have to spot the grammatical errors in such question so is 'the whole India' grammatically wrong ? – user212388 May 30 '17 at 17:15
  • Yes, the whole India is wrong, but not the whole country of India. But it's heavy. – Lambie May 30 '17 at 17:29
  • user212388 - I told you, I think your friend gave you good guidance. – J.R. May 30 '17 at 19:40

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