Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.113)

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).

113. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Wherever they go
[B]. Indians easily adapt to
[C]. local circumstances.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indians easily adapt themselves to

Mayank said: (Oct 31, 2013)  
Is 'themselves' really required?

The sentence seems just fine without it!

Zilla said: (Aug 12, 2014)  
It should be Wherever Indians go they easily adapt to local circumstances.

Avinash said: (Feb 25, 2015)  
I also think same @Mayank. Can anyone explain where are we wrong?

Nta said: (Jul 22, 2015)  
What about using "get adapted to" instead of "adapt themselves to"?

Nazmul Haque said: (Sep 6, 2015)  
I think noun should before pronoun. So both A and B is incorrect.

Kirti said: (Sep 29, 2015)  
If Wherever Indians go they easily adapt to local circumstances. Then it would be right, but here first noun is not described (tense is started with they) so themselves is used with Indians.

Saneeth said: (Oct 20, 2016)  
Transitive verbs like adapt, avail etc. We use pronouns himself, herself, themselves compulsory.

Gopeswar said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
A transitive verb is one that only makes sense if it exerts its action on an object.

Mahin said: (Dec 1, 2020)  
Transitive verbs can't be followed by a preposition. So 'adapt to' is wrong.

Shashivardhan said: (May 27, 2021)  
Themselves is required because if it is not used the sentence seems like adopting to somone else. The sentece explaining that we adopt ourselves wherever we go.

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