Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.144)

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).

144. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Had I
[B]. known it earlier
[C]. I would contact you.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

I would have contacted you

Srinivas said: (Sep 23, 2011)  
Had - past tense.

Have contacted - past tense.

Prabu said: (Jan 18, 2015)  
Have contacted: Present perfect.

Prashanthi said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
Why can't it be" had I knew it earlier"?

Supraja said: (Sep 9, 2020)  
Known is the past participle, knew is the past tense. So known is used with past perfect.

Shiva said: (Sep 11, 2020)  
Please explain this.

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