Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.89)

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]. I had hoped to have met him yesterday
[B]. to discuss the matter with him
[C]. but he was not in his house, and so I could not meet him.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


I had hoped to meet him yesterday

Piyush said: (May 2, 2014)  
It only I hoped because time marker yesterday is used which only used in simple past tense.

Aditaya said: (May 27, 2015)  
There are two actions happening in past first action is "hope to meet"and second action is "was not in home". The action which finishes first follow past perfect.

Kaira said: (Jul 29, 2015)  
Do we use and with so?

Gautam Satpathy said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
According to me, the correct sentence is,

"I had hoped to meet him yesterday to discuss the matter but could not meet him as he wasn't at home".

Dhananjay said: (Feb 12, 2019)  
Right, Thanks @Gautam.

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