Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.96)

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).

96. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. It is unfortunate that
[B]. many youngsters get
[C]. addicted to gamble.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

addicted to gambling

Gajanan Bhat said: (Feb 3, 2011)  
can someone explain it pls....

Aditya said: (Jul 2, 2012)  
Gambling means playing and gamble is the name of the game itself.

Ramapati said: (Apr 16, 2013)  
Why are using 'ing' form of gamble verb after preposition 'to'?

Piyush said: (May 2, 2014)  
Why is it not got addict?

Ashik Shrestha said: (Jul 4, 2014)  
A preposition cannot be followed by a verb(gamble). If we want to follow a preposition by a verb, we must use the '-ing' which is a gerund or verb in noun form.

Hence gambling.

P.K.Rauniyar said: (Sep 21, 2014)  
Why are using 'ing' form of gamble after preposition to?

Maz said: (Jan 6, 2015)  
Why not "gets addicted to gamble" than get addicted to gambling?

Avinash said: (Feb 24, 2015)  
@Ashik shrestha.

He wants to go. Isn't it correct ?

Aditaya said: (May 27, 2015)  
Isn't right many youngsters getting addicted to gamble?

Pintu said: (Mar 4, 2016)  
Name of the Game is Gambling NOT gamble.

Arunkumar said: (Nov 21, 2020)  
Many is a plural noun & Then "youngster" is to be used.

Why youngsters is used? Explain.

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