Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.30)

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]. Most of the members at the meeting felt
[B]. that the group appointed for investigating the case
[C]. were not competent to do the job efficiently.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


was not competent to do the job efficiently

Shamatmika said: (Nov 7, 2010)  
Most of the members in the meeting.

Dev said: (Jan 24, 2011)  
Why in?

Abhishek Sharma said: (Feb 25, 2011)  
Was is used with single entity and were is used with prural entity. So, I think option B is not the correct answer.

Jinto said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
I am also think like that were is the correct answer

Vasu said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
I think the group appointed for investigation suits better then investicating the case.

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
"group" is a singular entity. therefore, "was" is correct.

Rameshraja said: (Sep 1, 2011)  
"group" is a singular entity. Therefore, "was" is correct.

I think thats wrong, because the case is the singular.

So "was" is the correct.

Abhishek Kumar said: (Nov 2, 2011)  
Agree with Vertika and Rameshraja. Group is a single entity.

Arka De said: (Mar 1, 2012)  
Don't you people think that there should be a preposition after "investigating" ?

Ravi Mullapudi said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
Group is treated as a single entity.
It is a Common noun.

Sruthi said: (Sep 27, 2013)  
Ya group is a single entity thats why 'was' is correct.

Vishnu Prabhaker said: (Apr 12, 2014)  
No there would be not any preposition after investigating.
Investigating into (Wrong).
Enquire into (right).
Inverting (no preposition).

Pankaj said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
Case is single quantity so was is right.

Ashu said: (Jan 9, 2015)  
Most of the members 'at' the meeting. I think 'in' the meeting and offers 'was' is right answer.

Sanghita Saha said: (Mar 4, 2015)  
What is the difference between "at the meeting" or "in the meeting"?

Gouri said: (May 19, 2015)  
I also think so. It can be "in the meeting" and of course "was" is right answer.

Abhinav said: (Jun 7, 2015)  
Why not in the meet in instead of at the meeting?

Amit said: (Aug 20, 2015)  
I think the answer we use to investigate the case.

Prabhat said: (Dec 5, 2015)  
I agree that group is a single entity and so the answer is was.

But why not "is". It is not mentioned/clear that the case is closed. It may be still in operation.

Also not sure about "in" or "at" meeting? Difference?

Anita said: (Jun 9, 2016)  
Yes. 'Was' is the correct answer. Group is a single entity.

Chitra Yesodharan said: (Jun 27, 2016)  
Not sure about "in" or "at" meeting? Please tell me the difference.

Sindhu said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
"at" refers to an exact situation, place. etc, whereas "in" doesn't, so at is correct.

Jeevan said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
Can anyone please explain to me why was used?

Rushabh said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
Option A is the appropriate answer.

Ranj said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
Group is singular. So 'was' is correct.

Vamsi said: (Nov 12, 2016)  
Were is used for a particular person (like "if I were") so was is correct here.

Sindhur said: (Mar 23, 2017)  
I think 'is' is the right anwer for this question.

Ravi Kumar said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
No, as the group is a singular collective noun, so were should be replaced with was.

Aadesh said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
I think the correct answer should be B because group appointed is a past participles which is a passive form.

And in passive form it should have been written like group being appointed.

Also were should be replaced by was.

Priyanka said: (Jun 19, 2017)  
Case is singular so was is correct.

Kappu said: (Jun 19, 2017)  
I think most of the is not correct but many of the members is correct because members are countable.

James said: (Oct 9, 2017)  
Were sounds more efficient than was.

Rohit Kumar said: (Feb 20, 2018)  
Why not option B) "that the groups appointed for investigating the case"?

Mansi said: (Mar 7, 2019)  
Shouldn't it also be "most of the people in the meeting" and "group was incompetent'? Please tell me.

Kiran said: (Jun 25, 2019)  
It should be AT THE MEETING not IN THE MEETING as the meaning of the sentence was a group of people was at a particular place which means meeting, So it should be AT THE MEETING.

And WAS NOT COMPETENT is correct word as they are mentioning it as GROUP and not people or persons, so GROUP here is a singular entity, SO WAS used instead of WERE.

Gowtham Vishaanth said: (Aug 21, 2021)  
I don't get it. Please explain in detail.

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