Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.39)

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).

39. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The thief broke in the
[B]. house at the
[C]. dead of night
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The thief broke into the

Poonam said: (Dec 1, 2010)  
In the dead of 'the' night as well?

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
"the night" should be used.

Shakil said: (Aug 14, 2011)  
@vertika:

How can we use house "at" the dead of night(can we use "at" there)

Pradip Banerjee said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
'Break in' and 'Break into' are the same. There is no error in the sentence.

Rohit Jindal said: (Sep 24, 2012)  
In is used for static sentence and into is used for dynamic sentence.

Sudip said: (Apr 12, 2013)  
@Rohit.

What is the meaning of 'static' & 'dynamic' sentence?

Rakesh Ranjan Thakur said: (Jun 4, 2013)  
If something is movable then we use into and if it's static then we use into.

eg: A boy fallen into the well. (moveable i.e boy is in motion).

Lions live in jungle. (static).

Rahul Jain said: (Aug 27, 2013)  
"Dead of Night" is an idiom so it can't be "Dead of the Night" as an idiom is a predefined phrase.

[H] said: (Jan 15, 2014)  
The phrase is "in the dead of night"

The sentence should be - The thief broke into the house in the dead of night.

Sanket said: (Mar 5, 2014)  
Idiom is 'In the dead of night' not 'at the..'.

Break into is correct as it required direct object which is 'The house' and 'Break in' is used by itself.

Dhivyalakshmi Yuvaraj said: (Jul 5, 2015)  
Please explain the answer. @Rakesh ranjan thank you.

You had mentioned some examples. But I can't get you.

Raju said: (Sep 13, 2015)  
(break in) to the house.

"break in" is a phrase.

Monika said: (Aug 15, 2016)  
The sentence should be "The thief broke into the house in the dead of night".

Pradnya said: (Jan 6, 2017)  
"in the" dead of the night should be the sentence. Hence option B should be the answer.

Puja said: (Sep 28, 2017)  
@Divyalakshmi Yuvraj @Rakesh Ranjan Thakur.


If something is for permanent it is static.
ex: Lions live in the jungle

If something is for temporary it is dynamic in nature
ex: A boy fell into the well.

Sravani said: (Oct 26, 2018)  
Thank you for the explanation @Puja.

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