Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No. 11)
Directions to Solve

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.

During his long discourse, he did not touch that point.
touch upon
touch on
touch of
No improvement
Answer: Option
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12 comments Page 1 of 2.

Suvechchha said:   7 years ago
Hi, it is obvious that 'upon' is wrong as it only used in motion. Now the word 'discourse' refers a state of rest. And 'on'is used in rest. Besides the last option is incorrect as 'touch on' is more appropriate than 'touch' to suggest one's involvement into something. So, option b is undoubtedly the correct answer.

Robin said:   1 decade ago
The books are on the table. (a stationary position).

Throw the book upon the table (moving to 'on' position).

Sandipan said:   1 decade ago
Touch on/upon means mention a subject briefly when speaking or writing about another subject.

Deepika said:   1 decade ago
'On' is often used in speaking of things at rest 'upon' is used of things in motion.

Naittee said:   8 years ago
"Doesn't touch upon" and "touch on" mean the same. so it is either A or B.

Ashish Jain said:   1 decade ago
I left my book on the table.

I threw pen upon the table.

Ram said:   4 years ago
Touch upon is correct answer because of moving object.

Prem joshua said:   1 decade ago

Can you give an example?

Ujjwal said:   2 years ago
Touch upon is the correct answer.

Sam said:   1 decade ago
Why not D?

Can anybody explain.

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