Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.176)

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).

176. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. After leaving his office
[B]. he went directly
[C]. to a restaurant.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

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Pooja said: (Jul 4, 2011)  
Why cant it be : leaving his office he went directly to a restaurant. My ans is option A.

Satheesh.M said: (Aug 16, 2011)  
Given ans is correct.

Amarjit said: (Aug 16, 2011)  
Pooja is correst 'gerrund' case is used in this case conneting ing with principle verb leave. So after surely will not be there. Option A.

Md.Yousuf said: (Sep 23, 2011)  
In option B,both he went directly and he went direct are correct because the word direct is both an adjective and an adverb (qualifying the verb - went). flew direct to Miami.

Refer Merriam-Webster Dictionary 2011 in direct as adverb.

As far as the debate whether, leaving his office and after leaving his office ---- both are correct --- the first as Present participle and the second one as Preposition with Gerund --- Refer the section on Simple Sentence in any good grammar book.

C.Raghuvamsi said: (Jan 11, 2012)  
What @Md.yousuf said is write.Leaving his office and after leaving his office ---- both are correct --- the first as Present participle and the second one as Preposition with Gerund ..

Guarav said: (Mar 15, 2013)  
Shouldn't it be 'directly went to' rather than 'went directly to'.

Tushar said: (Sep 19, 2013)  
Having left his office, he went directly to a restaurant.

Vinoth Kumar.D said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
Why not like this?

After leaving his office, he went to a restaurant.

Indira said: (Oct 24, 2014)  
Why can't it be like this? After he had left his office, he went directly to a restaurant.

Indira said: (Oct 24, 2014)  
The first past incident is said in perfect tense and the next consecutive incident is said in simple past tense. So, option A will be the answer.

Muthu said: (Jan 14, 2015)  
My answer is after leaving his office, he directly went to restaurant.

Maryshah said: (Feb 4, 2015)  
Yes even I think it should be : "he directly went to" instead of "he went directly ".

Rohit said: (Jul 27, 2015)  
I think option A consist error because after using 'ing' form we have to use while before 'ing'.

Pruthvi said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
Can't we say he directly went to.

John said: (Aug 20, 2015)  
Doesn't there need to be a comma after "After leaving his office"? (answer A).

Shubham said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
It will be "after leaving his office". Because if we write leaving his office it shows the current time, but sentence is showing that event has already occurred in past.

Raushan said: (Jun 2, 2016)  
According to me.

Answer is after leaving his office, he directly went to a restaurant.

Pooja said: (Aug 2, 2016)  
According to me.

After leaving office, he went directly to restaurant.

Tejas said: (Aug 14, 2016)  
@Pooja You are wrong.

@Raushan is correct.

Dharani said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
The correct statement is, After leaving his office, he directly went to the restaruent.

Sandip said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
Answer is (a). After leaving the office.

Shubhangi K said: (Dec 31, 2016)  
Why it can't be as "After living his office, he directly went to a restaurant"?

Barnali said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
Leaving his office (option A).

Saurav said: (Jan 23, 2018)  
Option c is correct I think.

Parth said: (Sep 13, 2020)  
Correct answer must be After leaving from his office, because only leaving office has multiple meanings.

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