Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.167)

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]. The eminent speaker's speech
[B]. was broadcasted over
[C]. all the major radio-stations.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


was broadcast over

Rakesh Acharya said: (Jun 11, 2011)  
Was 'broadcasted' over.

Is the right one.

Maddy said: (Jul 8, 2011)  
I also think so.

Siri said: (Jan 4, 2012)  
Yes, I too think that broadcasted is the right word there.

Can anyone explain the right answer please ?

Vivek said: (Sep 19, 2013)  
I think due to 3rd Person Singular:

Base Form: Broadcast.

Past Simple: Broadcast/Broadcasted.

Past Participle: Broadcast/Broadcasted.

3rd Person Singular: Broadcasts.

Tarun said: (Nov 6, 2013)  
Actually past simple of broadcast is broadcast in British English. But Americans uses broadcasted as second form of broadcast. We follow British English rules that's why the B is right answer.

Soumyadev Guha said: (Jul 20, 2014)  
Why it is broadcast and not broadcasted please explain?

Rahul said: (Dec 14, 2014)  
Why THE eminent? An eminent is also a correct word know? Explain anyone.

Bahhu said: (Jun 22, 2018)  
Thank you @Tarun.

Arib said: (Nov 9, 2018)  
The past of broadcast is either broadcast or broadcasted. Both are in use, but broadcast is much more common, especially in the simple past but also as past participle.

Charan said: (Dec 11, 2020)  
Broadcasted across is right.

Mounika said: (Dec 30, 2020)  
(was+V3+by) is the sentence structure for passive voice. There was broadcast by all the major stations should be right. In normal tenses, (was+v+Ing) is the sentence structure. So above one is in the passive voice.

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