Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.6)

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.


I need not offer any explanation regarding this incident - my behaviour is speaking itself.

[A]. will speak to itself
[B]. speaks for itself
[C]. has been speaking
[D]. speaks about itself
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option B


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Arun said: (Nov 23, 2010)  
Subject verb agreement.

Arun said: (Nov 23, 2010)  
SVA is the only reason for this.

SVA is subject verb agreement.

Shailu said: (Feb 5, 2011)  
Can you explain?.

Tans , Rishi said: (May 16, 2011)  
Please try to explain it again.

Sasidhar said: (Jul 12, 2011)  
HOW. ? could anybody explain it.

Nisha Verma said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
It is a present tense, don't use ing.

Rakesh said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
The sentence is simple present, so never use any option that is related to past, future / even present continuous. "speaks for iself" is simple present and the right option than "speak about itself".

Kokila Lakshmi said: (Aug 15, 2011)  
Thank you rakesh.

Sreeja said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
Please explain for and about where we should use?

Doli said: (Sep 10, 2011)  
Generally after he, she, it verb+s will come! My behaviour is 3rd person?

Soumya said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
Can any explain this?

Ankita said: (Oct 6, 2011)  
Rakesh answered well

Ritu said: (Nov 10, 2011)  
Explain clearly where we should use for & where about.

Saood said: (Jan 14, 2012)  
why not"speak to" ?

Tongi Govt College From Rabbani said: (Jun 20, 2012)  
My behaviour is subject that is noun phrase and this subject is singular so we can use speaks it is best choice.

Ranita said: (Sep 8, 2012)  
@Ritu speak is used with means 'represents'

Maggi said: (Mar 22, 2013)  
Speak about something/somebody means to mention or discuss someone or something. Speak for something means to argue or testify for someone or something.

- so if a teacher is lecturing on life on moon - you can say - teacher is speaking about (and not speak for) the presence of water on moon. However, she can speak for students to principal to build a new library.

Dhanalakshmi.M said: (Feb 2, 2014)  
Why we should not use 'ABOUT' here?

Sadam said: (Mar 4, 2015)  
What is subject verb agreement? Any one can explain?

Kamal said: (Mar 7, 2015)  
The were started from present tense so that rule of tense says this which sentences start to whom it may concern, we will end the sentence as a same tense.

Udaya Sri said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
Its in simple present.

Ramesh Naik said: (Sep 15, 2015)  
Simple present sentence.

Sakthi said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
So confusing, please explain clearly friends.

Raj M said: (Oct 1, 2015)  
It is a phrase. It means give ones own opinion.

Soumya said: (Oct 6, 2015)  
Its simple present tense.

Avinash said: (Jan 4, 2016)  
First part of the sentence is is simple past tense, hence in the second part of the sentence we can't used -ing verb form.

Chiini said: (Sep 12, 2016)  
What is the difference of speaks for and speaks about?

Radha said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
Why "speaks for itself" is the right option than "speak about itself"?

Gani said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Speak is an intransitive verb, however, the continuous form is also correct if the situation claims it.

Ilias Pathan said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
Here "Speak for itself/themselves" refers to showing something clearly that doesn't need any explanation to make clear. But "Speak about something/someone" refers to talking about sth/sb. Hence option-B is the best choice.

Nakshatra said: (Oct 24, 2016)  
Why had we to use for instead of about there? why can't the answer speaks about itself?

Padmalochan said: (Nov 25, 2016)  
When we use for/about?

Jagdish said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
"speak for itself" to be so evident that no further comment is necessary.

"speak about someone or something" to mention or discuss someone or something.

Rishitha said: (Apr 26, 2018)  
It's just a subject verb agreement.

And when you speak about a particular incident we just have to make sure that it speaks or for it and that's how it says that?

---speak for itself.

Mounika Rayaprolu said: (Jul 2, 2018)  
The sentence is in present perfect tense as the action was just completed. And the connecting sentence is which is describing the previous sentence is in present continuous tense. But the action has already completed so there is no point in continuing it. So, speaking should be replaced with speaks.

Pinto Roy said: (Aug 6, 2018)  
SVA is the only reason here.

I think answer B & D both are correct but for more accuracy B is correct.

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