Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.31)

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]. In these days of inflation
[B]. a ten rupee's note will not buy you
[C]. even an ordinary meal.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


a ten rupee note will not buy you

Phanivarma said: (Dec 24, 2010)  
NO 's for non living things

Dev said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
No here it 's s saying plural.

Parth said: (Sep 12, 2013)  
Answer seemed perfect. It would be great if someone could help me with :

Is Ten/Hundred/fifty ever used with Rupee's.

I mean is Rupee's even used ever not Rupees?

Preksha said: (Nov 10, 2013)  
('), not to be used with non living things.

Mayank said: (Jan 15, 2014)  
With compound noun (numerical+noun), if noun does the work of an adjective then singular noun is used.

1. A five rupee note.
2. Ten-mile race.
3. Ten day tour.

Kasinath @Hyd said: (Sep 2, 2014)  
Certain nouns like,
Rupee, Foot, Pair, Score, Dozen, Year, Million etc Remain Unchanged in number though a NUMERICAL Precedes them.

Eg: a Rupee, a Ten Rupee, a kilometer, a five-kilometer.

Dinesh Joshi said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
Apostrophe(') is only use with people, animal & living things.

Rahul said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
We have to say notes in Plural form only.

Megha said: (Feb 18, 2017)  
10 rupee.

So, rupee is like a unit just as "cm", "mile"....etc.
And unit can never be plural. It's always singular.
The names of units, whether derived from a proper name, are unchanged in the plural.

K.Ramya said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Thank you @Megha.

Puja said: (Sep 28, 2017)  
Thanks a Lot @Megha.

Rushali said: (Apr 29, 2018)  

But we use rupees for example : I have seven 10 rupees note right.

Chandan Kumar Ulao Begusarai said: (May 18, 2018)  
Here, the answer is no error (d) because here hyphen is not added between ten and rupee to form a compound word. Ex- Numeral Adj. +plural Noun.

Bhavya said: (Jan 26, 2019)  

It might be "I have seven 10 rupee notes".

Asu said: (Mar 14, 2019)  
Thanks @Megha.

Sumalya said: (Mar 29, 2020)  
Based on the context, we can use both.


I have got 100 rupees. (Meaning that the notes can be of any denomination).
I have got a 100 rupee note. (meaning that the denomination of the note is 50 rupees).

When it is used to imply currency, then we use rupee.

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