Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.7)

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.


He is too important for tolerating any delay.

[A]. to tolerate
[B]. to tolerating
[C]. at tolerating
[D]. with tolerating
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option A


No answer description available for this question.

Priya said: (Jan 13, 2011)  
Please explain it.

Nisha Verma said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
Its not a present continue sentence so you donot use ing.

Sudha said: (Jul 31, 2011)  
Tolerate should be followed by the preposition 'to'.

Rakesh said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
Simple present.

Adarsh said: (Sep 3, 2011)  
Present indefinate.

Kartheek said: (Sep 7, 2011)  
Please define it.

Dolli said: (Sep 10, 2011)  

This is general stmnt about a person so we should not use continious tense!!anybody agree wit my answer??

Madda said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
I agree with sudha.

Bala said: (Sep 13, 2011)  

too --- to
not only --- but also

If a sentence has 'not only' then definitely it will have 'but also'.

Same as too --- to.

Soumya said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
I agree with dolli since its a general we should use simple present.

Vamsi said: (Nov 1, 2011)  
Thnks for the info @Bala

Bindu said: (Nov 25, 2011)  
Thanks bala.

Teja said: (Jan 6, 2012)  

Generally when we discuss about a person we won't use continous. I agree with you are answer.

Mallu said: (Jan 12, 2012)  
I agree with bala

Shikhar said: (Jan 14, 2012)  
Bala's answer is good.

Pramod said: (Feb 27, 2012)  
Usage of "too" should always be followed by a "to" for completing a sentence. Otherwise it is a wrong sentence.

Yogendra said: (Mar 16, 2012)  
Thanks bala & sudha.

Rabbani said: (Jun 20, 2012)  
Too+noun, to+noun it is parallel structure.

Satish said: (Aug 20, 2012)  
Whenever we had a sentence interms of ""too"".

So there must be a word "to" sentence concluding &&&.

Whatever d verb/adj/. Is followed by "too" then "to " will also follow d same type (v/adj).

Rupa Sharma said: (Dec 30, 2013)  
Here tolerate is gerund because it is verb and also modifying pronoun so to tolerate should be used.

Dharmander said: (Jan 10, 2014)  
Simple present is used to express general truth/ habitual action.

Simple continuous for ongoing action. Therefore SPT is obvious choice

Glad said: (Jun 5, 2014)  
Correct this sentence for me "opening of a new branches or opening of new branches.

Saril said: (Jul 6, 2014)  
Why not use ing?

Gopi said: (Sep 18, 2014)  
Glad opening of a new branches is correct.

Ravi Pitroda said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Friends always remember anywhere in sentence you have to use simple present tense form of verb like to buy, to insert, to give etc.

Lahika said: (Apr 1, 2015)  
Why it is not to tolerating?

Noor said: (May 11, 2015)  

The sentence is present indefinite so we can't use tolerating rather only use 'to tolerate'

Shumaila Shabir said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
Glad in your sentence "opening of a new branches" a is phrase head so accordingly singular noun will be used. Correct form would be as:

Opening of a new branch.

Bhupsy said: (Jul 16, 2015)  
Well I will give a try explaining this.

Continuous verbs are usually physical actions which can be seen doing.

For ex: I eat dinner. (It means it is a usual thing).
I am eating dinner now. (It is referring something peculiar).

Non Continuous verbs are opposite to the one above mentioned. Basically emotions, possessions etc.

For ex: He wants a drink. (Right).
He is wanting a drink. (Wrong).

Ram loves Ramesh. (Gay Love Right).
Ram is loving Ramesh. (Wrong).

Mixed Verbs behave both like continuous and non continuous verbs. As in the first example, where I have mentioned about the 'EAT', we can well understand.

Other example: 'appear' verb:appears-- seems.

Appearing-- coming or giving a performance.

Same goes for tolerate and tolerating.

'Tolerate' is just an idea or a feeling. 'Tolerating' is action.

"The man is important " right? Why will he tolerate? So HE is not tolerating.

Hope I clear the doubt.

Malli Reddy said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
The given sentence is in present tense so we can't use present participle verb form. And moreover tolerate is an base form of verb tolerate and to make it sense we have to use (to) infinitive.


He wants drink milk (doesnt make any sense).

He wants to drink milk (to+verb).

Hope it is clear.

Sadik said: (Dec 3, 2015)  
The structure of the sentence should be "too --- to".

Sudheer said: (Jun 15, 2016)  
Still I didn't get why tolerating. Can anyone help me to get it?

Jikku said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
It's Simple present.

Keerthana said: (Jul 21, 2016)  
The sentence is in simple present tense. So we shouldn't use ing forms.

Ravi Lal said: (Aug 11, 2016)  
Here, "too" is used so after a verb "to" should be used. And we have to remove the "ing" because we are using "too" and "to".

Anil said: (Sep 22, 2016)  

You gave a correct and simple explanation.

Gaurav said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
We generally use too .... to together in a given sentence but without following "ing".

Anjali said: (Nov 15, 2016)  
Starting to Hyderabad is correct or starting for Hyderabad is correct? Please clear my doubt.

Rukhsar said: (May 10, 2017)  
Thank you @Bala.

Poojitha said: (Sep 2, 2017)  
The structure of the sentence is too-to.

Yguhbk said: (Sep 23, 2017)  
Explain it.

Jitendra Pal said: (Jan 9, 2018)

And after a preposition to if any verb presents we do not use ing form of the verb so the right answer is to tolerate.

Arijit said: (Jul 1, 2018)  
'too' is always followed by 'to'.

Mounika Rayaprolu said: (Jul 2, 2018)  
The answer can be picked out easily if we go through elimination process. If we observe the sentence it is not having any sub-ordinate or co-ordinate conjunctions. So it is a simple sentence. You can also see too in the sentence so it should be followed by to. And we can't express in continuous form because it is a declarative sentence which comes under simple present tense. So, to tolerate will be the right choice.

Suneel Kumar said: (Dec 10, 2018)  
It was a "too-to" statement.

Whenever we use "too" then we must use the word "to".

Irine said: (Sep 28, 2019)  
Thanks @Bala.

Sweety Mitra said: (Aug 13, 2022)  
Yes, Too is always followed by to.

Post your comments here:

Name *:

Email   : (optional)

» Your comments will be displayed only after manual approval.