# Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No. 109)
Directions to Solve

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).

109.

(solve as per the direction given above)

The charges in this hospital
are less than
the hospital near my house.
No error
Explanation:
those in the hospital near my house
Discussion:
18 comments Page 1 of 2.

Major said:   1 decade ago
The error I found was in the question.

"Read(the?) 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(")NOT 'D'. (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

Andrew12 said:   8 years ago
Why not "The charges in the hospital are less than those near my house. " "Those" indicates hospital in the 2nd part of the sentence.

Kavya Shree said:   8 years ago
The charges in this hospital are lesser than those hospitals near my house. I guess this is more appropriate.

Prasanna said:   1 decade ago
Since 'charges' is plural, so it should be. Are less than those (i.e charges) in the hospital near my house.

Jamshaid said:   2 years ago
(B) "are LESSER", not "LESS", since, when in comparing we use 2nd degree adjective, as convention.
(5)

Yash said:   9 years ago
There should be 'fewer' in place of 'less' as charges in part A is plural countable noun.

Huddie said:   6 years ago
'those in the hospitals' or 'that in the hospital'? Which is correct? Please explain.

Jeetu singh said:   7 years ago
Since we use the 2nd form of degree. So won't it be lesser than?

Shariq said:   1 decade ago
Should it not be lesser than instead of less than ?

Manju said:   1 decade ago
Should it not be lesser than instead of less than?