Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.55)

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).

55. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The retiring principal asked his old pupils
[B]. to take the interest in the school
[C]. after he has retired.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

to take interest in his school

Rahul said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
The retiring principal asked his pupils "TO TAKE INTEREST IN THE SCHOOL" "AFTER HE RETIRES" !!!

Masoom Jain said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
Can anybody explain me the answer?

Shashank said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
Yes it should be "After he retires"

Prateek said: (Oct 5, 2011)  
The retiring principal asked his old pupils to take the interest in the school after his retirement.

Sachin Bali said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
Prateek is right, it should be "after his retirement".

Tanveer Alam said: (Sep 18, 2012)  
Yeah it should be "After he retires" or "after retirement".

Ssepuri said: (Dec 7, 2012)  
"The retiring principal asked his old pupils to take interest in the school after him" - This is right as well. Since we are already mentioning " retiring principal", we need not use the same word again at the end.

Urvashi said: (Aug 30, 2013)  
After his retirement should be correct answer.

Shiwali said: (Jul 21, 2014)  
@Seepuri.

Check the meaning of "retiring". It is not the same as you are taking it.

Yogiraj said: (Dec 19, 2014)  
What the rule for omission of article 'the'?

Neha said: (Sep 12, 2015)  
It should be after he retires.

Vimal said: (Nov 19, 2015)  
Whether "he retires" or "his retirement".

Sachin said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
After his retirement is absolutely correct.

Athouba said: (Apr 14, 2016)  
I'm sure that the answer should be option c.

Kumar said: (Jun 22, 2016)  
The retiring principal asked his own pupils to take the interest in HIS school after he has retired.

Hope error spotted here is right. Because we use 'the' only to specify things that are unique. 'THE SCHOOL' doesn't point which school it is. 'HIS SCHOOL' informs us that the school, where the principal is working.

I'm suggesting. Am I right?

Akash(Agrawal Ji) said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
I agree with you @Ssepuri.

I Am said: (Sep 18, 2016)  
'HIS' won't matter here, it should be 'THE' only, I hope.

Akshay said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
@Kumar.

The is already used for THE school.

Siddhu said: (Oct 10, 2016)  
Had retired should be used there as it is an indirect speech.

Yogi said: (Mar 7, 2017)  
Yes, Had should come in the place of has.

Dinesh said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
How could you say the word 'his'. It refers to the meaning that the principal owns the school?

It doesn't mentioned anywhere that principal owns the school.

Rahman said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
I agree with you @Dinesh.

Ankit said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
Had is to be used in option C.

Vargab said: (Jul 27, 2020)  
Why in the answer 'the' is omitted before interest? Please explain.

Dhwani Kant said: (May 21, 2021)  
The correct sentence is "The retiring principal asked his old pupils to take interest in his school after his retirement/after he retires".

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