Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.84)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).


(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. He loved
[B]. none but
[C]. his neighbour's daughter.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option D


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Shamathmika said: (Nov 11, 2010)  
He loved his neighbour's daughter.

Worldy said: (Jan 12, 2011)  
The answer may also tune in following manner:.

He loved none but only his neighbour's daughter.

Anu said: (Mar 20, 2011)  
He loved none other than his neighbours daughter

Abhishek said: (Apr 24, 2011)  
Why shoud not (b)

Most close answer, replace none with nothing.

Ashwini said: (Sep 2, 2011)  
The answer is b.

He loved none except his neighbour's daughter.

Ankur Sengupta said: (Nov 14, 2011)  
I fully agree with Anu that the answer is "He loved none other than his neighbours daughter".

Khyati said: (Jan 13, 2014)  
Option D is right because sentence sounds in indirect speech.

Shubham said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
Aren't there commas considered, as there should be a comma before but in the given sentence.

Vimal said: (Nov 19, 2015)  
He loved none other then his neighbour's daughter.

Rajyalakshmi said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
'C' is wrong because instead of but if we keep except the sentence would be meaningful.

Sourabh said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
"he loved none except his neighbour's daughter".

Except is more meaningful instead of but sound.

Tanisha said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
"none but" is a word which itself means "nobody except" or "only" therefore correct usage of grammar is seen in question.

So, the answer is d.

Also, we sometimes use "all but" for "almost".

So one can say that "none" but and "all but" are idioms for "only" and "almost" respectively.

Gerald said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
The answer is 'B' because you are meant to say "He loved "NO ONE" but his neighbour's daughter.

Dharshana Shahini said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
The correct statement is "He loved none other then his neighbour's daughter".

Rahul said: (Oct 18, 2017)  
None but = only.

So right answer is D.

Sjood said: (Aug 30, 2020)  
But, other than, except are all the same meaning.

Vikas said: (Sep 26, 2020)  
Why not "He loves"? Please explain.

Harika said: (Nov 5, 2020)  
I think None other than is acceptable.

Sweety said: (Dec 4, 2020)  
I think "He loved none except his neighbor's daughter" is correct.

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