Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.54)

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]. Many health-conscious people
[B]. prefer margarine
[C]. than butter.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


to butter

Priya said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
I think it should be: prefer margarine OVER BUTTER.

Devi said: (Nov 26, 2011)  
How we use than and to?

Srikant said: (Dec 6, 2011)  
When we are using 'prefer' in a sentence,it should be preceded with 'to'.

Ex: Ramu prefers coffee to tea.

Parth said: (Jan 31, 2013)  
Over and to are both acceptable. But "to" is more suitable when it comes to grammar.

King said: (Mar 16, 2015)  
Let us assume that A is the boss and B is his subordinate. Then obviously A is senior to B & B is junior to A. Like wise sentence is "his father is junior to my father" if we compare salary then the statements can be "his father's salary is less than my father's salary".

Here salary is a quantity it has a value so we use than and junior senior are the designations so we use "to" to indicate the relationship.

Ehtasham said: (Apr 25, 2015)  
Prefer, preferable or prefers always flowed by to.

Ex: Death is preferable than dishonor (incorrect).

Death is preferable to dishonor (correct).

Vijay said: (May 15, 2016)  
With the prefer you need to use "to" and with the choose you need to use "over".

Harsh said: (Sep 6, 2019)  
It should be margarine over butter.

Prasad said: (Jul 20, 2020)  
"OVER" should be used here.

Som said: (Oct 30, 2020)  
Death is preferable to dishonor (use prefer).

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