Recently I have been given an exam. There was a multiple choice question(technical engineering question). There were four options and out of four only one was correct.

Each option had the particular force of fluid mechanics written.

Question was like

Which one of the following force will dominate

Now my question is:

Is the above sentence correct and meaningful according to standard written English? Or should it rather be

Which of the following forces will dominate.

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  • you can see the picture of the question.. as it is written which of the following force.. they are referring to four forces given in the question – cocgame1 Feb 20 '18 at 12:28
  • Please see updated answer. The text is incorrect. – mplungjan Feb 20 '18 at 12:32

There seems to be a typo in the question. It is missing the plural s

Which one of the following forces will dominate?

is how to ask the question to get one force as answer.

I do not, however, see any way to challenge the question. It is clear despite the typo, that the answer is the "one dominating force"

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  • Sir, please can you tell me that the way they have given in question is right or wrong.. is there is any meaning of the whole question,, i can challenge this question to the IIT giving reason that it is meaning less question and grammatically incorrect. – cocgame1 Feb 20 '18 at 12:32
  • The sentence in the text should be Which one of the following forces will dominate? with a plural forces. Regardless. – mplungjan Feb 20 '18 at 12:33
  • so i must go ahead and contest this question.. can you please provide me the explanation that I should upload in support of my challenge. thanks – cocgame1 Feb 20 '18 at 12:35
  • I cannot give you a legal foundation. The question is completely clear regardless of the typo. They want ONE of the forces A,B,C,D – mplungjan Feb 20 '18 at 12:54
  • PS: Where is the laminar flow? – mplungjan Feb 20 '18 at 12:57

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