Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.187)

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).

187. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. I am hearing
[B]. a lot about
[C]. the problem of AIDS these days.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

I hear

Ajay said: (Aug 11, 2011)  
I am hearing is also present tense, then why "i hear"?

Priya said: (Oct 18, 2011)  
I think there will be a preposition before three days.

Papai Sarkar said: (May 27, 2013)  
"I AM HEARING" is a present continuous tense. So how is it wrong ?

Naga said: (Dec 16, 2013)  
I AM HEARING can be used when the sentence is like the following.

"In these days I am hearing a lot about the problem of AIDS"- this is Present continuous.

Kiah said: (Aug 24, 2014)  
As "here" is a state verb that's why present simple should be used.

Ani said: (Jan 19, 2015)  
There are few of the verbs like hear, feel (which is not seen by other people such kind of verbs) for which we don't use "ing".

For example while we mean " I am feeling" it should be as "I feel" in English.

Rupam said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
May we use " I am listening "?

Can anyone clarify me?

Anoop said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
Preposition "About" should be replaced by "Of".

Veenita Kumari said: (Dec 7, 2017)  
You are correct @Anoop.

But using of 'about' in the given sentence doesn't make a perfect sentence.

Vikash said: (Apr 19, 2018)  
Some verbs are not used with continuous tense. As, Like, want, hear, know, see, seem, appear, understand, notice, belong, believe, remember, fear etc.

Sjood said: (Sep 9, 2020)  
Simply, "these days" indicates for simple present. Am I right?

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