Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.74)

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 failed in their attempt to repair the demolished portion of that building.

[A]. for their attempt to repair
[B]. in their attempting to repair
[C]. with their attempt to repair
[D]. in their attempt for repairs
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option E


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Muriel said: (Sep 16, 2013)  
In their attempt to repair makes sense.

It means trying to repair.

Sanju said: (Dec 29, 2015)  
Thin it was "with their attempt to repair".

Bulupadhee said: (May 31, 2016)  
After normally the verb takes ing form. Here, I think the adverb "their" is there, that's why it is in their attempt.

Amit Burnwal said: (Sep 8, 2016)  
"with their attempt to repair" sounds better here.

Thanuja said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
"with their attempt to repair" is the correct option among all.

Ayush said: (Jan 9, 2018)  
You are right, agree @Thanuja.

Erfan said: (Mar 19, 2018)  
I think, answer that given is right,

The verb fail takes preposition "in ".

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