Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.11)

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]. According to the Bible
[B]. it is meek and humble
[C]. who shall inherit the earth.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


it is the meek and the humble

Sindhu said: (Dec 7, 2010)  
Can you give me the explanation why should we use 'the' before meek and humble.

Talwinder said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
Please tell me why use "the" before meek and humble........

Annie said: (Dec 26, 2010)  
Tell me why to use "the" before meek and humble

Logunath said: (Dec 28, 2010)  
The line describes that the person who is humble and meek can inherit from the earth. It refers to character, so I think 'the' should come.

Paul said: (Jan 13, 2011)  
Yeah. Any specific thing should be specified using "the".

Rajesh said: (Jan 19, 2011)  
Since meek and humble refer to group of people ...the is used.

Prakash said: (Feb 5, 2011)  
Give me the explanation why should we use 'the' before meek and humble.

Sriram said: (Feb 21, 2011)  
Meekness, humbleness are particular to the one concerned and hence, should be addressed with the article "the".

Alimsaha said: (Feb 25, 2011)  
It is mentioned one particular part of anything.

Jit Saha said: (Mar 7, 2011)  
Is meek and humble adjective?

Sweety said: (Mar 30, 2011)  
No its noun.

Soumya said: (Jun 8, 2011)  
Meek and humble refers to group of ppl. So its adjective. The should be used before meek and humble.

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
Logunath is right.

Ajeet Ghosh said: (Aug 7, 2011)  
I agree with soumya.

Phani said: (Sep 8, 2011)  
It describes a person the answer like this The meek and humble.

Sandeep said: (Sep 14, 2011)  
Why to use "the" before meek and humble?

Chandana said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
Meek=obsolute, kind.

Humble=not felling proud although successfull.

Ex. To make meek;humble one's heart. When used with objects.

Whilee using adjectives, the is used before the adjective.

Kuttan said: (Oct 7, 2011)  
I can't get it. Help ?

Ranjeet said: (Dec 30, 2011)  
I still don't understand.

Sankar said: (Jan 1, 2012)  
Please any one let me know why the coming before

1. Meek 2. Humble.

Abhinav said: (Jan 24, 2012)  
I think here meek and humble refers to a specific group of people which are taken as unique in this sentence and the is used before any thing which is unique like 'the sun' that's why the is used here.

Sudha said: (Apr 3, 2012)  
Why we should use "the" before meek and humble ?

Raj said: (May 30, 2012)  
But how we will know that meek and humble are a specific group of people from that sentence?

Gayathri said: (Aug 9, 2012)  
Why we have to use "the" before meek and humble ?

Obaidullah Sayeed said: (Nov 5, 2012)  
Here 'the meek' and 'the humble' describes a particular category of people which means that the person who is either 'meek' or 'humble' can inherit the earth.

Now secondly I would like to clear that "the meek and humble" is also correct which specifies that 'the person who is meek as well as humble can inherit the earth.

Kusum said: (Feb 6, 2013)  
Here the is use before MEEK and HUMBLE because in this sentence it is talking about A PARTICULAR PERSON. WHO IS MEEK AND HUMBLE IS INHERIT. Not for all other group of people. As we know we use THE before a particular person, thing etc.

Manoj said: (May 30, 2013)  
"who" is the wrong word after adding "the". It does not specify a person.

Yohannan said: (Jul 11, 2013)  
'meek' and 'humble' refers to a particular class of people and hence 'the' is used.

Andrew said: (Aug 30, 2013)  
As per bible meek and humble are unique thing and when we want to refer unique thing it should be preceded by an article "the".

Santosh said: (Sep 25, 2013)  
Meek and humble represents characters.

Sujith Reddy said: (Oct 8, 2013)  
Humble and meek are qualities and they refer to many so the is used.

Aryan said: (Oct 22, 2013)  
Look carefully there is no use of "the" before meek and humble.

Sonam said: (Nov 16, 2013)  
Because 'The' is used in front of well known names and country.

Nikil said: (Nov 26, 2013)  
Humble and meek refers to the same meaning and how can we use two adjectives which has the same meanings described in a sentence.

Abhishek said: (Dec 27, 2013)  
It's referring a group of people(common noun), the is in such cases.

Mayank said: (Jan 12, 2014)  
For Ex. " the rich should help the poor" here rich and poor represents group of people. Same case is here.

Gaman Pathak said: (Feb 5, 2014)  
Answer: [B] that's true but for kindly query is it now that Y bible is meek only humber thing in over cases.

Swapnil said: (Mar 12, 2014)  
Here 'the meek' and 'the humble' describes a particular category of people which means that the person who is either 'meek' or 'humble' can inherit the earth.

Now secondly I would like to clear that "the meek and humble" is also correct which specifies that 'the person who is meek as well as humble can inherit the earth.

Kewal Kumar said: (Mar 31, 2014)  
The Meek And The Humble describe the particular group of people.

Boopathi R.M.R. said: (Jun 4, 2014)  
The words-- meek, humble -- are adjectives. When you use an adjective to mean the people, the definite article is used. e.g. Poor -- adjective. If we want to use the word "poor" to refer to "the poor people" we write: The poor must be helped. Moreover, the poor, the meek, the humble etc. Are plural nouns and they must have plural verb.

Srishti And Gautam said: (Jul 11, 2014)  
Since the 'meek and humble' refers to a single person we shan't repeat the article. 'the meek and humble' is more appropriate.

Ravijay Sahu said: (Aug 19, 2014)  
Because when two noun used with and then they are considered to be plural. So in case we should use ARE but in this case we are using IS so this is incorrect so for correction this we must use the (article) before both noun.

Prashant said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
The thing which are existing since from many years we use THE before it.

Sami said: (Sep 30, 2014)  
Meek and humble are adjectives and here noun is understood hence we are using the before meek and humble.

Aasim Muhamed said: (Oct 13, 2014)  
Guys we always Use specific behaviour With 'the' article.

Eg) Ganthi always speak 'the' Truth.
Humble and meek are Behaviours. So these carries the along with them.

Mona said: (Nov 5, 2014)  
I think the should come because we use the for the only thing e.g the poor, the earth, the gandhi, the George bush.

Shivam said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
It should be the meek and humble. Because if two adjectives referring to single person then second adjective should not be started with article.

Rahul said: (Dec 12, 2014)  
You are poor - Right.

You are the poor - Wrong.

You should help the poor - Right.

You should help poor - Wrong.

See the difference between the sentences. When an adjective is used as a noun or for a group of people, 'the' is used before it.

Aniket said: (Dec 23, 2014)  
Before adjective we use THE.

Gurunatham said: (Jan 2, 2015)  
Its a parallelism the bible follows the meek and the humble.

Karva said: (Apr 2, 2015)  
"The" is used with definite things. In this sentence, meek and humble is treated as definite because it is defined in religious documentary (bible).

Ravinder Kaur said: (Apr 21, 2015)  
Why using 'the' before meek and humble please explain?

Swamishubham said: (Aug 8, 2015)  
Why not they are meek and humble?

Abhay said: (Aug 9, 2015)  
I think "he/she is meek and humble" shouldn't it?

Vinodh Kumar Sappati said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
How two similar words are mentioned in a sentence?

Leads to meaningless sentence.

Nixson said: (Sep 26, 2015)  
Finally correct answer is What I was confused.

Balaji said: (Oct 7, 2015)  
Just read someone said Meek and humble are noun but when I checked in google, it's adjective.

Shashank said: (Oct 18, 2015)  
As meek and humble represents the quality, the should be used.

Supriya said: (Nov 24, 2015)  
Can anyone describe it properly?

Abdul said: (Nov 25, 2015)  
"The" will be used due to being specific of two major qualities which are unique.

Pratap said: (Dec 7, 2015)  
Who shall inherit the earth? Why it is in interrogative form?

It should be who inherit the earth.

Ruhail said: (Feb 21, 2016)  
Because contrast is always followed by prefix "the".

For example: The good and the bad. The rich and the poor.

Prvn said: (Mar 15, 2016)  
Should we use 'the' before an adjective? please tell me.

Indrajit said: (May 24, 2016)  
Rule: The is used when a singular noun is used to represent the whole class.

Indrajit said: (May 24, 2016)  

Yes, if it represents a whole class of a kind.

Eg: the black (people), the sick, The Fast and the Furious (WHOLE GROUP OF A TYPE).

Sanjay said: (Jul 8, 2016)  
Nothing grammar used here. According to the bible, "it is meek and the humble shall inherit the earth" is a quote or a noble saying.

Sudipta said: (Jul 21, 2016)  
Here 'the meek' and 'the humble' describes a particular category of people which means that the person who is either 'meek' or 'humble' can inherit the earth.

Sriram said: (Aug 7, 2016)  
For example:" At the end of the day, The Rich and The poor will go into the same tomb".
Here "the rich " means all the rich people. "the poor" all the poor people.

Same case in our question also. "the meek " means the meekest (weakest) people "the humble" means the humblest people.

Ayushi said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
Meek and humble is not specific that's why use of "the" is wrong.

Amar Ahire said: (Sep 17, 2016)  
Meek and humble has the same meaning. So why do you use being same meaning words in a sentence?

Priyanka said: (Oct 6, 2016)  
I don't understand why we should use 'THE'. Please explain me.

Yash Ramani said: (Oct 18, 2016)  
The is used because it is a specific class that's fine but the will be not used in both the words when the article is used in both the words it becomes plural in this case it is singular so it will "the meek and humble".

Heena said: (Jan 4, 2017)  
Meek and humble are adjective. Why to use the?

Abhinav said: (Jan 29, 2017)  
He is a humble guy. Is it correct?

Harpreet Singh said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
Why to use the before meek and humble?

Ankit said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
I think the meaning of meek and humble is same so it is incorrect.

Shameel said: (Mar 10, 2017)  
'Who' is a relative pronoun and it is only used after mentioning a person but not by his name. You should not use articles before the name of a person. Since it is not a name, we are supposed to use an article.

Minh said: (May 27, 2017)  
For eg. ''The beauty and the beast'' it refers the character of people. Those people who are meek and humble, they are the particular group of people who could inherit the earth.

Bishruta said: (May 29, 2017)  
1. If it refers to a group a people, IT IS should not be used there.
2. We use The poor---poor people as a whole, so it is plural
3. When The is used before nouns/adjective separately, they do not act like singular.

Ex: A) The headmaster and Chairman is present in the ceremony---Here Headmaster and Chairman is a common entity.
B) The headmaster and the Chairman are present in the ceremony-- Here Headmaster and Chairman are not a common entity.

Balaji said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Why you are using "the" before meek and the humble. It is consonants but why you use that Definite article here.

Aadesh said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
Meek and humble are adjectives which describe the group of class and in such case we use the before the adjectives.

Aditya said: (Oct 15, 2017)  
'The' is used before the words which is unique.

Murali said: (Apr 26, 2018)  
Please tell me why use "the" before meek and humble?

Indu said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
According to the grammar we should have to use adjectives infront of nouns. Here "meek" and "humble" are nouns so that, we have to place "the" infront of meek and humble.

Varun said: (Jul 28, 2018)  
Yeah, adjectives are being used in form of the noun and in such a case the definite article is used before the noun.

Aashi said: (Oct 15, 2018)  
The meek and the humble is correct because meek and humble are adjectives used for different person i.e. the meek implies a person who is meek and the humble implies the person who is humble.

Ishan Bansal said: (Apr 4, 2019)  
Yes, I agree with you, @Aashi.

Naveen Kumar Khambampati said: (Jul 2, 2019)  
"THE" is used before group of people.

Kesava Swamy Kesi said: (Jul 23, 2019)  
Right, I agree @Soumya.

Mohammad said: (Apr 6, 2020)  
Tell me why 'the' is used before Meek and Humble.

Chandra Babu said: (Aug 2, 2020)  
In such a case, the definite article is used before the noun.

Prerna Priya said: (Aug 24, 2020)  
Right, I agree @Chandra Babu.

Asma said: (Sep 23, 2020)  
Also, the answer can be 'A' because "THE" must not be used with holy books.

Mohammed Sanaan said: (Nov 8, 2020)  
Characters of the person, which are specific to that person, So the article the should be used.

The = most Specific.
A= not Specific.
An=vowel and Vowel sound.

Priya said: (Dec 2, 2020)  
The meek and humble is correct, then why there is 'the' before 'humble' too. Is it 'the meek and the humble' or 'the meek and humble'? Please explain in detail.

Narayana said: (Dec 28, 2020)  
Anytime a noun (here meek) implying to a particular group or thing, articles like 'a', 'an', 'the' should be used.

Narayana said: (Dec 28, 2020)  

It's "the meek and the humble" because here meek and humble are nouns implying to a particular group of people. So an article should be used before the noun. But.

For example; Mike is meek. ----> here meek is adjective so there is no need to use an article.

Sushma said: (Nov 12, 2021)  
The given sentence implies to represent a class of persons, i.e 'the meek ' and 'the humble'. Therefore, 'the ' should be used before the adjectives 'meek' and 'humble'.

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