Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

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.


You need not come unless you want to.

[A]. You don't need to come unless you want to
[B]. You come only when you want to
[C]. You come unless you don't want to
[D]. You needn't come until you don't want to
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option A


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Ramu said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
Because it is a negative sentence. We representing answer in negative.

Onkar Tiwari said: (Dec 31, 2010)  
Because helping verb was not mentioned.

Razia said: (Jul 10, 2011)  
Since the verb is in simple present tense so the helping verb also in present only.

Sailaxman said: (Jul 26, 2011)  
Because unless is used so only one negative is use it. Dot use "unless" along with "not" .

Pawan Sharma said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
1-unless use in condition or tells us condition

2-until use in time condition

Sindu Tinker said: (Sep 1, 2011)  
Verb is mentioned here inorder to use verb we are using helping verb. That must be used after the subject.

Bnarasimhulu said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
Helping verb is not mentioned. This is a negative sentence.

Sneha said: (Oct 11, 2011)  
Because unless is already used as negative so we don't need to use negative.

Anik Halder said: (Mar 4, 2012)  
It is simple present negative sentence. so, no helping verb in this sentence.

Kailas Pabal said: (Dec 2, 2012)  
Main verb doesn't have negative contraction, it needs helping verb.

Sowmya N said: (Jun 3, 2013)  
Here there are two connectives so we know that in one sentence double connectives are not required. i.e. we have to remove one connective but the meaning should be same.

Athif said: (Aug 20, 2013)  
Unless itself a negative word hence not should not be used so the given question is wrong. Of the four option A is right because the given sentence gives a negative sense so option A is appropriate one. Thank you.

Kundan Kumar said: (Sep 1, 2013)  
According to my mind answer B is correct because in a sentence we can't use two times negative word.

Sahana said: (Nov 18, 2013)  
Because it is a negative word.

Sammi said: (Nov 20, 2013)  
In as much as I also think A is correct, I'm also tempted to think D is also correct. The sentence in itself is even better than its suppose correction which is A.

Kerthi said: (Jan 18, 2014)  
Option A. Don't use unless along with not a negative sentence.

Tanu said: (Feb 14, 2014)  
Option A is correct, because the meaning is similar to the asked question, or option b is also correct, I can say clearly like option b is also the correct answer but the process is different so finally option A is correct.

With example a question like I want the answer for the addition of two numbers like 2, so the correct answer is 1+1, but we can write 2-0, 10-8, 1*2 etc, in the similar way the option A is correct.

Pinkzz said: (Sep 29, 2014)  
I guess all are wrong in their explanation, as the sentence ends with infinite (to) so we should include infinite with "need" but as per the grammar rule module like "need" or "dare" only takes infinite if it is in negative form i.e., don't.

Or if we delete infinite at the end of sentence, it will be corrected as well i.e., "You need not come unless you want.".

Kamal Huria said: (Nov 10, 2014)  
I think need not come with (to) infinitive.

Joydeep said: (Jul 23, 2015)  
I think this is really lame!Both of them express the meaning clearly and does not sound obnoxious to my ears.

Sikandar said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Why not option (E) could any one explain?

Prasanth said: (Dec 29, 2015)  
Helping verb is not mentioned.

Kriti said: (Jan 22, 2016)  
Unless is itself negative so we can't use not with unless.

Trenton said: (Apr 11, 2016)  
I like the answer because it has Negative answers.

Om Pandey said: (Aug 7, 2016)  
Parrelism: unless is the parallel marker. To should be present before it also.

Swara said: (Aug 13, 2016)  
I think [E] is the right answer because we can use 'need not' instead of 'don't need'. It's just that option [A] is jumbled. So there is no correction required.

Amit said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Because the question is Present tense in its negative answers.

Rasul said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
As far as I know, (A) is the best choice.

Because, if we study carefully the construction of the sentence it talks about the parallelism of the stem. Also, the sentence is negative so, there we have to use Positive-Negative or Negative-Positive sentence.

Imtiaz Sanny said: (Apr 21, 2017)  
Need is also a modal auxiliary so, No correction is required here.

Here, A & E both are answers.

Pratibha said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
I think only E option is correct.

Surendhar said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
Finally, what is the correct answer?

Saravanan said: (Jun 15, 2018)  
Please anyone can explain why option B is not correct one?

Tps said: (Nov 24, 2018)  
Yes, it is option E.

Zubair said: (May 10, 2019)  
No correction is required because when conditional clause takes simple present main clause should contain an auxiliary verb (in present form) with a main verb.

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