Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.120)

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]. Neither he
[B]. nor his father is interested
[C]. in joining the party.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option D


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Bala said: (Aug 30, 2010)  
Wouldnt it be in 'to join the party' instead of 'joining the party'?

Aravind said: (Mar 31, 2011)  
Consider the choice B in it the " nor his father were interested" could be the one I feel that requires the correction.

Venky said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
(neither, nor) follows singular noun.

Nitya said: (Sep 14, 2013)  
Here he and his father both are singular. So the verb used should also be singular. So D is correct.

Jyothi said: (Feb 23, 2014)  
Either or and neither nor takes singular noun.

Ashik Shrestha said: (Jul 4, 2014)  
Option D is correct.

The verb agrees with the subject which is geographically nearer.

Take an example:

Neither the President nor the members of the cabinet (are/is) behind the bill.

Members is nearer the verb than President, so the verb is plural, agreeing with members.

Hence -- are.

Galelio said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
Join the party is correct.

Swetha said: (Jan 8, 2019)  
Here, it should be Has interest.

Raju said: (Jun 1, 2019)  
Interested in +v+ing.

Interested in playing cricket.

Abhik said: (Nov 3, 2020)  
Both are correct, "to join" or "in joining".

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