Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.5)

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.


They were all shocked at his failure in the competition.

[A]. were shocked at all
[B]. had all shocked at
[C]. had all shocked by
[D]. had been all shocked on
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option E


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Ammu said: (Dec 19, 2010)  
Given statement is correct.

Anandkumar said: (Jan 9, 2011)  
@ammu. We know that. ! just tel it why?

Priyanka said: (Jan 13, 2011)  
I am not getting it please explain me.

Nitin said: (Jan 28, 2011)  
I thnk it shud be "They all were shocked at his failure in the competition."

Nitin said: (Jan 28, 2011)  
I guess it should b "They all were shocked at his failure in the competition".

Mamta said: (Feb 23, 2011)  
It is correct coz the whole sentence is in present tense.

Kokila Lakshmi said: (Aug 15, 2011)  
It is in simple past tense. So no need to go for optios b c & d (since they are in past participle). Also the 1st ststement is not proper. Hence no need for correction.

Shahed said: (Aug 24, 2011)  
It is not possible to place had after they so (B, C, D) are out of answer. A is complete itself. So E is correct.

Shashi said: (Aug 27, 2011)  
Is " on failure is not correct"? we generally say that on his success rit. So can we say on his failure?

Soumya said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
Dear friends please tell me the difference between they all had shocked and they all were shocked.

Vijayabhaskar said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Soumya I thnk had shocked is past perfect and were shocked is simple past.

Riya said: (Nov 4, 2011)  
Please explain me.

Preeti said: (Feb 8, 2012)  
Passive voice use in this sentence. Verb IIIrd form use only in passive voice.

Sonu said: (Sep 15, 2012)  
Because last part of sentence is in simple past tense. So the first part be in simple past so two options are in simple past option a is not correct sentence so no correction required.

Gaurav said: (Jun 11, 2013)  
Sentence should be "They were all shocked at their failure in the competition" "their" should come in place of his because subject is they.

Fathi said: (Dec 17, 2013)  
They all were shocked at his failure in the competition.

Mansi said: (Nov 30, 2014)  
I think it should be THEY ALL WERE instead of THEY WERE ALL.

Geetha said: (Jan 16, 2015)  
When we use were and when we use had? Please friends any one explain me.

R P Singh said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
I think it should be "They all were shocked" instead of they were all shocked.

Nani said: (Nov 29, 2015)  

Were: Simple past.

Had: Past perfect.

Asa said: (Dec 6, 2015)  
Why can't use on instead of on ?

Shivam said: (Dec 9, 2015)  
Why we not take C?

Bhargavi said: (May 9, 2016)  
They were shocked at all his failure in the competition.

According to me, option A is the correct answer.

Harithaarumugam said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
"They were shocked at his failure in the competition"

Why not this might be the right one?

Tom said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
I think it will be past participle verb.

Sachin said: (Oct 29, 2016)  
Yes, the given sentence passive that's why were + v3 is correct.

Ramesh Pujari said: (Dec 22, 2016)  
Since shock is intransitive Verb, hence we must use it in Passive.

Therefore E is the correct answer.

Rambabu said: (Jan 23, 2017)  
Were is past form of 'be' form.

Promila said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
They 'all" were shocked is correct here.

Neha said: (May 7, 2017)  
They were all shocked is correct here. As per the rules of 'all', all is placed between helping verb and main verb.

Dinesh said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
How? explain.

Priya said: (Jul 26, 2018)  
I cannot understand why it is correct could you explain?

Mohith said: (Apr 4, 2019)  
Why not opinion A?

Rocky said: (May 27, 2019)  
Why? Please explain.

Tejas said: (Sep 11, 2020)  
I think it should be;

"They all were shocked at his failure in the competition".

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