Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.85)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


The moment they saw me, they were delight

[A]. had delighted
[B]. were delighted
[C]. are delighted
[D]. have been delighted
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option B


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Sasi said: (Feb 16, 2012)  
Why? can anybody explain?

Mini said: (Oct 3, 2013)  
Answer B is correct because helping verb is in past tense. Hence the doing verb must be in past tense.

Tejasri said: (Oct 14, 2013)  
Actually following past tense, past perfect should come right? y not option A?please explain me.

Apurva said: (Aug 16, 2014)  
Same here @Tejasri. Grammar rule says that past tense statement follows past perfect tense statement. Am I right?

Neelima said: (Oct 15, 2014)  
Here they delighted by some one so it should be passive.

If we go with past perfect it means that they completed delighting some one.

So option B is correct.

Prasanta said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
Remember a simple rule. If the verb seems a kind of work which doesn't end up certainly then it should carry progressive or else perfect.

i.e. Progressive verbs - had laughed is incorrect instead of were laughing.

Ramabhupal Naidu said: (Oct 13, 2019)  
This is in passive construction. ;be +pp /subjective complement.

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