Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.34)

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).

34. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Our conception of
[B]. what should a science of mental life be
[C]. has changed considerably since James' time.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

what a science of mental life should be

Harpreet Singh said: (Apr 14, 2011)  
In c option. If we remove the word has?

Gayathri said: (Jun 12, 2011)  
Our conception of what should a science of mental life will be has changed considerably since James' time.

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
In option C, "has" has to be used because it tells that we are talking about the present times i.e. now our conception "has" changed considerably.

Vinai said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
Why don't we use should?

Avinash said: (Jan 8, 2012)  
If we use should then has should be removed...

Mithil said: (Sep 17, 2012)  
It can be like this "Our conception of what should be a science of mental life has been changed since James' time."... am i ri8..?????

Srividya said: (Sep 25, 2013)  
Can any one explain me why the answer is option B?

Noman said: (May 27, 2014)  
Why has? follow without has.

Subhasish said: (Jun 17, 2014)  
What if we write "since the time of James" instead of "since James' time"?

Ankur Sahani said: (Apr 22, 2015)  
Why we use conception in spite of concept?

Rahul said: (Jul 5, 2015)  
"Has changed considerably since James' time". It means 'Subject' has changed 'something'. But I think the idea is, 'Something' has changed 'Our conception of what should a science of mental life be'! if this is right, then option C should be "has been changed considerably since James time". Isn't it?

Vaishnavi said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
Our conception as to how a science of mental life should be has considerably changed since James time.

Shravani said: (Aug 16, 2015)  
Can anyone explain me clearly why option B is correct?

Surfer said: (Oct 5, 2015)  
Our conception as to how a [the] science of mental life should be has considerably changed since James time.

Question is talking about a specific science of mental life and for that we use 'the' not 'a'.

Naga said: (Jul 20, 2016)  
There is a punctuation error in James' time.

Ajit Chandra Baishnab said: (Mar 30, 2017)  
Our Conception of ''what a science of mental life should be'' has changed considerably since Jame's time.

Here our conception is subject.
In a gist- we can say our conception has changed considerably since Jame's time.

On the other hand the remaining part - 'What a science of mental life should be'.

Shri said: (Jul 13, 2017)  
Why we use conception instead of concept?

Dhwani Kant said: (May 21, 2021)  
It should be like this;

What should be a science of mental life or What science of mental life should be?

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