Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.9)

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 performance of our players was rather worst than I had expected.

[A]. bad as I had expected
[B]. worse than I had expected
[C]. worse than expectation
[D]. worst than was expected
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option B


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Pooja said: (Dec 18, 2010)  
Worse is the comparative form of bad.

Runsi said: (Apr 18, 2011)  
I think its right.

Balaji said: (Aug 4, 2011)  
Yeah I agree with pooja.

Buddha said: (Aug 17, 2011)  
There are two things tested in this sentence one is comparison and other is tense. We need past perfect "had" as expectation was set before game and then "our player" performance is compared against what author had in his mind so need "worse" comparative word.

Sonu said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
When first is in simple past then second clause must follow in past perfect so ans b is corect.

Chandu said: (Sep 18, 2011)  
Ya. I agree with sonu.

Joy said: (Oct 27, 2011)  
How come you repeat the same sentence as option B when it already exists? The answer is wrong, should have been E not B.

Dia said: (Jan 3, 2012)  
YES you are right sonu, I agree with your answer.

Anoop Kumar Rai said: (Feb 17, 2012)  
Yup I am agree with sonu. If first sentence is in simple past then second one must be past perfect.

Deven said: (Jan 15, 2014)  
Worst is the third form of bad and that's why worst than is improper.

Swetha said: (Feb 26, 2014)  
Why worst is improper when to use which comparative degree?

Ranjan said: (Mar 3, 2014)  
Why option C is not chosen?can anyone explain me?

Bhaskar Vashistha said: (Mar 27, 2014)  
As here we have to use comparative form of bad so we have to use worse which omit option "A", "D", "E". Now comparing b and c we find that option "C" changes the meaning of the sentence what author intend to convey. In "C" we don't know who's expectation it had failed but in statement it is clear that only author's ("I") expectation had been wronged. So option B.

Mahabub said: (May 5, 2014)  
Worst, greatest etc used to mean the top or the least of all i.e. superlative form. Here, this sentence is in comparative form not in superlative form. So worse is correct and "had" comes due to tense rule.

Satish said: (Sep 9, 2014)  
Here we are using the comparative degree so worse is the apt one rather than worst (superlative degree).

Priyamvadha said: (Aug 2, 2015)  
Why can't it be option "A"? Can someone please explain?

Vasantha said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Bad is the simple present and had expected is the past perfect, past perfect come with simple past only. So option "A"is wrong.

Bobby said: (Sep 10, 2015)  
Why worse can be used?

Gangadhar said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
Thank you @Pooja.

Kittu said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
I didn't get it. Please explain clealy.

Kittu said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
Please anyone explain this clearly.

Dipali said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
What is the difference between worst and worse?

Raina Jose said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
Here specified as players. So there is more than 2 person. So worse is used.

Rambabu said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
That sentence in "Past Perfect".

Past perfect must have two sentences and one in simple past and another one past perfect.

S+V1+O & S+had+v3+O.

Rambabu said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
That sentence in "Past Perfect".

Past perfect must have two sentences and one in simple past and another one past perfect.

S+V1+O & S+had+v3+O.

Pratibha said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
Why it cannot be "worst than I expected"? The first part of the sentence is in simple past so I feel. I expected would be correct which is not given in options.

Yuvraj said: (Jan 16, 2018)  
The sentance is past perfect that's why we use worse.

Imam Sayyad said: (Sep 3, 2018)  
Agree @Yuvraj.

S+V1+O or S+had+V3+O.

Muhammad said: (Jun 19, 2020)  
When there is "than" its indicate a comparative degree. There is no use of "That" in superlative degrees.

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