Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.135)

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]. The President had hardly spoken
[B]. a few words
[C]. when the microphone stopped functioning.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option D


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Ganesh said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
Hardly won't come in option a because hardly is meant recently or shortly.

Sameer said: (Sep 5, 2013)  
In option B in place of 'a' we may use 'the' because 'few words' sounds plural type.

Davis said: (Sep 29, 2013)  
'Hardly had the President spoken' will be the correct sentence phrase in option A because to use hardly the rule is as:

Hardly + had + subject

Mahes said: (Dec 27, 2013)  
Why not the president had spoken hardly?

Cheffy said: (Aug 22, 2014)  
Answer should be option(B).

Saran said: (Jun 25, 2015)  
"Few words" in the sense representing plural. So the answer should be B.

Vimal said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
Why not "spoken hardly"?

Shubham Sinha said: (Aug 14, 2016)  
"A few words" is correct.

Sushovan said: (Feb 10, 2017)  
I think Option B is correct.

Sahi said: (Apr 21, 2017)  
The president spoke hardly a few words when the microphone stopped functioning. I think should be proper order because both the action happening at the same time in both the clauses.

Nitin Soni said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
In the first option (Hardly the president had spoken).

Gazzelle said: (Oct 24, 2019)  
The president spoke hardly a few words before the microphone stopped functioning.

Podha said: (Jun 23, 2020)  
Why can't we use microphone had stopped functioning?

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