Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.32)

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.


We don't know how did the thief made an escape.

[A]. how the thief did make
[B]. how the thief does make
[C]. how the thief made
[D]. how was the thief made
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option C


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Srihari said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Can anybody explain the answer? Why not option E?

Harendra said: (Nov 2, 2011)  
E cant be the option because if we are using did then first form of the verb is required and made is the second form of make..!!

Autsi said: (May 10, 2012)  
Also here is a reason that its a statement, and 'how did' giving interrogation composition.

Monisha said: (Sep 16, 2013)  
Made = did + make. So there is no need of did and made at same time.

Chandu said: (Sep 18, 2013)  
Why the answer is not A?

Harsha said: (Dec 28, 2013)  
Why not option A?

Vinod said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
Why don't know here is the present tense so did is the past tense?

Karthik said: (Aug 9, 2015)  
I guess" wh question" as a statement should be followed by the subject.

Mallireddy said: (Sep 6, 2015)  
Did make means past simple.

How did he make an escape is actually correct not how he did make an escape. So option 'A' is wrong and C fits better?

Abir said: (Nov 23, 2015)  
It's embedded question structure.


Subject + Verb (phrase) + Question word + Subject + Verb.

There "must be no" #auxiliary between "question word" and "the subject".

Sadaf Khan said: (Mar 16, 2017)  
I think, Option A is also right.

Shiwani said: (Sep 9, 2017)  
When we use the interrogative word in the sentence then the sequence is like this: why/how + sub+ verb.

Sarita said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
Why not b?

Anju said: (Feb 28, 2018)  
B should be right.

Because at starting we used don't.

Lokesh said: (Aug 22, 2018)  
Why option B is not correct?

Dharanika said: (Sep 6, 2019)  
B should be the correct answer.

Papaji said: (May 28, 2020)  

So, must be wave off.
So it should be like "We don't know how the thief made an escape".

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