Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.10)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).


(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. If you lend him a book
[B]. he will lend it to some one else
[C]. and never you will get it back.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


and you will never get it back

Hemanthrulez said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
What's wrong with "never you will get it back"???

`Priya.M.S said: (Mar 19, 2011)  
Ya I too have the same doubt. Can anyone explain it.

Alekhya said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
Ya it seems "never you will get it back" suits more.

Bhavana said: (Jul 2, 2011)  
If "never" comes first, then the rest of the sentence should be like "never will you get it back". If option c is phrased like this, then the sentence won't have any error else c is wrong.

Gayathri Manoharan said: (Jul 15, 2011)  
What wrong in the sentence c?

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
Its a matter of what we speak in english these days. While speaking, we generally don't give any importance to grammar. So, while speaking, we may use "never you will get it back". Its better to put the word "never" before the phrase for which it is actually used i.e. "get it back".

"you will never get it back" is just corrct. Its simple. Isn't it?

Vinay said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
We can write it as "on lending him a book".

Shweta said: (Sep 11, 2011)  
I'm agree with vertika.

Priya said: (Sep 21, 2011)  
'You will never get it back' is correct because the emphasis here is on the word 'Never'.

Yassir said: (Dec 2, 2011)  
It is the common rule that in english the never should come third person singular or plural that is why where it is used like this is isn't it.

Pradip Banerjee said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
In colloquial language,'never you will' and 'you will never' are the same because the emphasis is on 'NEVER'.

Yogendra said: (Mar 22, 2012)  
I'm agree with vertika

Utsav said: (Jan 5, 2013)  
Never and ever go immediately before the main verb.

ex-I never eat meat.

Exceptions are the verb be and modal verbs.

ex-I am never late.
I can never remember his name.

Monisha said: (Sep 4, 2013)  
Yes @Utsav is right according to that the never in this sentence should be present before the verb get you will never get it back.

Lon said: (Oct 2, 2013)  
I thought it should be: If you were to lend him your book, you will not see it. Does that sound right?

Debimprasad Sarangi said: (Apr 17, 2014)  
Ever and never always go before main verb.

Sumanth said: (Jul 16, 2014)  
Never actually refers here it wouldn't get back.

Then why should we use back again in sentence.

Karthikraja said: (Sep 17, 2014)  
"never" is the keyword for simple present tense, so we should not use it for "future tense".

Sree Bhana said: (Jan 3, 2015)  
'You will never' is correct.

Pintu said: (Feb 24, 2015)  
Rule-Never and ever go immediately before the main verb.

Ram said: (May 25, 2015)  
Yes agree never placed before main verb.

Amit Kumar said: (Jun 13, 2015)  
Never will be used after helping verb will, because it's first use of conditional sentence.

Joydeep said: (Jul 22, 2015)  
Did anybody notice "some one"? That is an error too. It should be "someone".

Pankaj said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Yes, it should be "someone". I didn't even see what the other options were and selected B as the answer because the words 'some' and 'one' were separated.

And C is correct and @Bhavana is right. If you start with never, then it should be like "never will you get it back".

Sanju Kr Sanjay said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
Clue word comes after the verb.

Abhiprit said: (Feb 4, 2016)  
Yes option 'C' is the answer. But there is a doubt.

Can't we write "And you never will get it back" instead of "And you will never get it back"?

I think both of them are correct. If somebody have answer to my question please comment.

Praveen said: (Mar 15, 2016)  
Never should come main verb and after the subject. I think so.

Niya said: (Jun 8, 2016)  
You are right, @Utsav.

Dr. Swift said: (Oct 28, 2016)  
Both are correct, but here is a distinction. Let's see what's it. As far as my language is concerned, if you use the sentence in writing English.

You will never get it back. , then it is very much sensible. But in speaking English, you can also use the very previous one, but make sure speaking any language is exclusively hinged upon more sense less grammar, as a consequence in speaking English, it will be better to say, never you will get it back. (here we have to have the emphasis on the word never).

Gayatri said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
If you try to know about the key points of tenses then you can easily get the answer to this question.

Ankesh said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
But the most appropriate is " you will never get it back " isn't it?

Juli said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Please anyone can explain me to understand this?

Samp said: (Jul 28, 2017)  
Negative word occurs between Auxillary verb and main verb.

Saranya said: (Aug 16, 2017)  
I agree @Vertica.

Anand said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
B is the answer. You cannot separate someone as someone.

Tarun said: (Dec 11, 2017)  
Answer should be B.

Because we are using condition, So correct answer is if you lend him a book.

He would lend it to someone else.

And never you will get it back.

Prabhu said: (Jun 6, 2018)  
Yes, You will never get back is the correct answer. Not never you will get back. Because never comes before verb.

Deep Singh said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
I agree @Tarun.

Oriokot said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
And never will you get it back Is also correct.

Jeni said: (Jan 23, 2019)  
Adverb always placed in the middle of the two verbs for eg will (verb) never is an adverb and also get is a verb.

Glosh said: (Mar 2, 2019)  
And never will you get it back.

Is it right? Please tell me.

Minushya said: (Jun 19, 2019)  
Yes, you are correct @Glosh.

Amar said: (Jul 3, 2020)  
Why C is error? Explain, please.

Pratheek said: (Sep 1, 2020)  
The phrase "never you will get it back" is the language used in poems (as poets use the poetic licence to change the order and spelling of the words) but in literature, the sentence will be- you will never get it back.

Snehal said: (Oct 12, 2020)  
Why C is error? Please explain.

Deepika said: (Apr 3, 2021)  
I agree with you, thanks @Vertika.

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