Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.56)

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).

56. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. At present juncture
[B]. however, the supercomputer
[C]. would be a costly toy.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

At the present juncture

Vikram said: (Jul 11, 2010)  
Is there any need for 'however' in this sentence? please assist.

Shyamli said: (Aug 13, 2010)  
Can we use will in place of would?

Suman said: (Sep 17, 2010)  
Before superlative "the" should be used.

Pranav said: (Mar 28, 2011)  
Should it not be, "At present juncture, supercomp WILL be a costly toy."
"would" is past tense, and we are talking of present.

Vertika said: (Aug 3, 2011)  
Supercomputer are not there actually. So "however" has to be used here.

"will" means future tense. therefore it cant be used.

@suman: where is it superlative? plz tell.

Harpreet said: (Nov 6, 2011)  
Should it not be "at this present juncture"?

Suresh Khichee said: (Dec 2, 2013)  
At present = at the present juncture.

Is it like this ?

Anjaneyulu Yadav said: (Dec 23, 2013)  
What is the importance of "however" in above sentence?

Swapnil said: (Mar 20, 2014)  
Would it be like this?

At this present juncture.
The supercomputer however,
Would be a costly toy.

Pintu said: (Jul 17, 2014)  
Present time is a specific time. That's why this should be followed by 'the'.

Sumanth said: (Jul 21, 2014)  
Why shan't it be "At this juncture.
The supercomputer,
Would be a costly toy".

Vysh said: (Aug 6, 2014)  
We can use this sentence without however also right? what's the necessity of it?

Avinash Mishra said: (Feb 23, 2015)  
@suman.

Where is superlative present here?

Kaur Priya said: (Aug 1, 2015)  
'THE' is used with the particular point in time or with things which are specific.

For example: "I saw the north pole Star in the sky".

We have only 1 sky i.e. the particular thing, here in the sentence juncture means a particular point in time so we use 'THE' as a article here.

Vashisth said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
JUNCTURE is being specified by the word "present" so definite article must be there before present.

Isha said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
Thank you all.

Riya said: (Oct 19, 2018)  
How is "present juncture" specific ? since 'the' is used here.

Venkat said: (Oct 30, 2018)  
Please, anyone, explain the use of however.

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