Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.58)

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).

58. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Troy was taken by Greeks
[B]. this formed the basis of a story
[C]. which has become famous.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Troy was taken by the Greeks

Naresh said: (Oct 21, 2011)  
I have a doubt that after has the verb should be in v3. So in C "which has became famous".

Sushant said: (Aug 22, 2012)  
I think it should be - which had become famous. I am not sure about this so please suggest.

Anshika said: (Jan 13, 2013)  
There is two errors in the sentence in part A, the error is mentioned, and in Part C, sub+has+v3 is used. Due to this became is used in place of become.

Kumar Mangalam said: (Mar 11, 2014)  
The Troy was taken by the Greeks.

Kiran said: (May 16, 2014)  
Is any one out there clarifying the controversies?

Priyanka Mishra said: (Jul 9, 2014)  
Become is the correct V3 form of become. Its become-became-become.

Kanthi said: (Jul 12, 2014)  
Ya, it still famous, so has become should be used.

Became famous tells that once upon a time it was famous.

Pintu said: (Jul 18, 2014)  
It defines particular story. So 'a story' should not be here. Instead of that 'the story' should be replaced.

Surya said: (Sep 20, 2014)  
Which had become famous?

Vikas said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
It should be either "it became famous" or "it had become famous" because the whole sentence is in past tense.

Avinash Mishra said: (Feb 23, 2015)  
Why the is used there?

Salman said: (Feb 27, 2015)  
I think B is incorrect because A part sentence has to end.

And the correct sentence should be Troy was taken by Greeks and this formed the basis of a story which has become famous.

Asp said: (Apr 2, 2015)  
The Greeks refers to native of Greece. So to make them certain it is used.

Saket said: (Dec 2, 2015)  
@Asp is right : Greeks refers to a specific family/species that's why "The" should be used before Greeks.

Waqqar said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
According to me, both A & B are incorrect.

Ujjval said: (Jan 22, 2017)  
And how taken (v3) is used with was? Please explain.

Anoymous said: (Oct 8, 2020)  
I think that the correct sentence should be "Troy was taken by the greeks and this formed basis of the story which became famous".

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