Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.49)

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).

49. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. All the furnitures have been
[B]. sent to the new house
[C]. located in a village.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

All the furniture have been

Pallavi said: (Jan 19, 2011)  
All the furniture 'has' been.

Jitu said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
Furniture is always plural we don't need to use "s"

Sheetu said: (May 21, 2011)  
As mentioned by Pallavi, it should be has.

Vertika said: (Aug 3, 2011)  
"furniture" is a plural word. so, "have" is used.
"has" is used for singular.

Ravi said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
Furniture is itself plural.

Divya said: (Aug 20, 2012)  
Furniture has to be used in singular form.

So the correct sentence is.

All the furniture has been sent.

Rohit said: (Sep 24, 2012)  
Furniture is plural noun it is community noun.

Gaurav said: (Mar 14, 2013)  
Yeah, furniture is a community noun and hence we can't use it as a plural, so it has to be "All the furniture has been" just like "India has produced. ".

Kanthi said: (Jul 12, 2014)  
ALL the furniture itself implies we're talking about it in a lot, I too feel has is correct.

Rohit Raj said: (Sep 21, 2014)  
Furniture is always used as singular so it should be furniture has.

Arun said: (Oct 6, 2014)  
From reading, American English use has whereas British uses have.

Asp said: (Apr 2, 2015)  
Furniture is uncountable noun so we cannot make it plural.

Abdul Ghaffar said: (Jul 20, 2016)  
According to me, Has is a correct option. All the furniture has to be sent. It is true that Furniture is plural but it will be used as a singular. Like Army is plural but it is used with is not are.

Indrajeet said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
Furniture itself is singular as the word like scenery so we can not use have. It should be furniture has been sent.

Devki said: (Aug 24, 2016)  
Anyone, please explain it.

They are using "the" before new house but "a" before village why?

Anushka said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
Collective nouns, or community nouns, use singular verbs and articles. Eg a crowd was.

Anushka said: (Apr 15, 2017)  
A village, when reference is to a single village, the village when reference is to a particular village.

Kappu said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
Have been is used in present perfect continous but I don't think it is a example of ppc.

Puneer said: (Dec 22, 2017)  
With been there is verb+ing always.

Harendra said: (Jan 31, 2018)  
Please tell me that how in a village?

Vishnu said: (Aug 4, 2018)  
Furniture is singular which represents the collection of multiple items. So 'has' is appropriate.

Deepak said: (Aug 20, 2018)  
Furniture is always singular subject thus the correct one is;

Answer (A) All the furniture has been.

Pankaj Singh said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
All the furniture had been sent (form of verb is second. So, it is past).

Mahesh said: (May 9, 2019)  
Option: A.

Furniture is always used as singular form so all the furniture has been is correct.

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