# Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

### Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.109)

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).

109.

(solve as per the direction given above)

 [A]. The charges in this hospital [B]. are less than [C]. the hospital near my house. [D]. No error

Explanation:

those in the hospital near my house

 Subhasis said: (Sep 3, 2011) Why not 'the charges of this hospital'?

 Prasanna said: (Apr 15, 2012) Since 'charges' is plural, so it should be. Are less than those (i.e charges) in the hospital near my house.

 Aruna said: (Mar 30, 2013) Why not lesser than an error?

 Major said: (Dec 29, 2013) The error I found was in the question. "Read(the?) 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(")NOT 'D'. (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

 Manju said: (May 2, 2014) Should it not be lesser than instead of less than?

 Shariq said: (Jun 13, 2014) Should it not be lesser than instead of less than ?

 Yash said: (Mar 28, 2015) There should be 'fewer' in place of 'less' as charges in part A is plural countable noun.

 Ankit Ardeshana said: (Sep 16, 2015) Little less least.

 Saurav Anand said: (Aug 10, 2016) What if there is a single hospital near the house?

 Andrew12 said: (Aug 29, 2016) Why not "The charges in the hospital are less than those near my house. " "Those" indicates hospital in the 2nd part of the sentence.

 Malli said: (Oct 5, 2016) Why can't the option D?

 Kavya Shree said: (Nov 5, 2016) The charges in this hospital are lesser than those hospitals near my house. I guess this is more appropriate.

 Jeetu Singh said: (Feb 14, 2017) Since we use the 2nd form of degree. So won't it be lesser than?

 Prachi said: (Apr 28, 2017) Why "those"? Please explain it clearly.

 Huddie said: (Jun 26, 2018) 'those in the hospitals' or 'that in the hospital'? Which is correct? Please explain.

 Raka said: (Jun 1, 2020) Why not lesser than? Explain.

 Supraja said: (Sep 9, 2020) I guess 'lesser than those ' is appropriate.