Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.178)

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]. A body of volunteers
[B]. have been organised
[C]. to spread the message of the saint.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


has been organised

Mitz said: (Dec 9, 2010)  
why the answer cannot be "have been organised"

Akhilaragam said: (Feb 13, 2012)  
As there is a body of volunteers that means it is a group of members, not one person. So has been should not used. Is it right ?

Swathi said: (Dec 13, 2013)  
Why not have been organizing?

Hinal said: (Jan 7, 2014)  
Should it be "is organised"?

Sweeti said: (Jan 10, 2014)  
Like some of, plenty of, we are using sin verb and plural noun.

Srinivas said: (Aug 23, 2014)  
Because body is singular word 'has' should be used for plural 'have'.

Shubham said: (Aug 28, 2015)  
Here has is pointing towards "A body" and not volunteers, and since, body is singular, "has" has been used and not "have".

Ram said: (Apr 17, 2017)  
Simple perfect continuous tense (has been organising).

We don't have anything like (has been organised).

Sarin Banerjee said: (Apr 20, 2019)  
I am not getting the point that, why we should use has instead of have here?

Please tell me.

Sahil said: (Nov 7, 2019)  
@Sarin when group sounds like a single quantity, there we use rules according to the singular thing.

Sam said: (May 5, 2021)  
It's a group (body) so it should be "has been".

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