Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.62)

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]. Twice twelve
[B]. makes
[C]. twenty-four
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B



Bips said: (Aug 18, 2011)  
Why can't it be twice of twelve?

I think there is no mistake I option b.

Priya said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
It should be twice of twelve.

Divya said: (Nov 6, 2011)  
I agree with you priya.

Dibya said: (Dec 23, 2011)  
Yup. "Twice of twelve makes twenty four".

Sunny said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
"Twice of twelve makes twenty four" it sounds well but "Twice twelve make twenty four" doesn't .

Ajit Singh said: (Jan 18, 2012)  
The correct answer should be "A"

Thomas said: (Sep 29, 2013)  
Hey. I have learnt, with any definite number like ten, twelve, etc we use singular verb. So, I guess 'makes' is the correct word being used in the sentence.

Monica said: (Aug 6, 2014)  
It should be twice of twelve makes twenty four.

Sunitha said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
What is the right sentence?

Surya Prakash Verma said: (Sep 22, 2014)  
Twice of twelve makes twenty four.

Dibya said: (Oct 13, 2014)  
Twice of twelve makes twenty four.

It is correct. It won't be 'make'.

Vikas said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
@Dibya read the above comment by @Thomas. That should give you explanation.

Chandani said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
Both make and makes should go right.

Salman said: (Feb 28, 2015)  
It should be two times twelve makes twenty four. Twice twelve doesn't sound correct.

Harish said: (Aug 17, 2015)  
The expression the number is followed by a singular verb while the expression a number is followed by a plural verb.


The number of people we need to hire is thirteen.

A number of people have written in about this subject.

The number of people lined up for tickets was four hundred.

A number of suggestions were made.

Twice of twelve make twenty four.

Pooja said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
I can't understand. Please give brief explanation.

Ajay Shah Nawada said: (Oct 17, 2015)  
We know that universal truth, mathematical term is always used in present tense so sentence is right. If any body wants to discuss me at this point.

Ravinder Singh said: (Nov 3, 2015)  
Here twice twelve is plural. Twelve is taken two times (two twelve) and make is correct. Twice of twelve indicates a unit operation and use of makes is correct.

Ayushi said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
Answer is right because after definite numeral adjective -noun will be always singular.

Sujit Gupta said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Twice of twelve. Seems to be fine.

Vivek Sharma said: (Oct 22, 2016)  
By reading the comments of others majority goes to twice of twelve so is it right?

Ritesh said: (Sep 3, 2017)  
Two and two makes four. Is it right?

Madhu said: (Feb 21, 2018)  
Please explain.

Prashanthi said: (Mar 17, 2018)  
You are right @Ritesh.

But here there is no conjunction. Twice of twelve makes twenty four is correct.

K Sowjanya said: (Sep 10, 2018)  
Of is used only for nouns, so twice of twelve is wrong. Twice twelve of twenty-four is right, according to a subject-verb agreement (twice is plural and "make" is also plural).

Humaira said: (Oct 13, 2018)  
Option A should be right as there is an error in A, not B.

Bhuvnendra Pratap Singh said: (Jul 28, 2021)  

You are right, Thanks.

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