Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

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)

An Indian ship
laden with merchandise
got drowned in the Pacific Ocean.
No error.
Answer: Option
sank in the Pacific Ocean
124 comments Page 1 of 13.

Athira H said:   7 months ago
It's C, because I think the usage of got is not right. It's already mentioned about the drowned.

Rohit said:   9 months ago
The words sink and drown have the same meaning but different usage.

Sink-sank-sunk is used for non-living things.

Drown-drowned-drowned is used for living things.

Bedabyas said:   1 year ago
Got drawned is incorrect, only got drawn or drawned can be used.

Correct me, if I'm wrong.

MOHD SULTAN said:   1 year ago
The verbs 'Sink and Drown' have the meaning same but the usages are different.

Sink (Second & Third forms: sank, sunk) is used for non-living things.

Drown (Second & Third forms: drowned, drowned) is used for living things.

Deepak said:   2 years ago
Laden or Laded is the past form of lade.

Parikshit Das said:   2 years ago
Drowned is used for living things, that suffocate while submerging.

Shikha said:   2 years ago
'sank in the Pacific Ocean' as sank is used when an object thrown in water weighs more than the water it displaces, it sinks down.

So, we can have a sinking ship, a sunk boat, a sunk box etc. Drown means suffocating under water and dying.

Jagruti Sarode said:   2 years ago
The correct sentence is "The Indian ship laden with merchandise got drowned in the Pacific Ocean" it should be "The Indian Ship" not "An Indian".

Mithun das said:   3 years ago
Two finite verbs cannot be just posed in the same form. I think it's "gets" not "got".

Machine said:   3 years ago
"the" is used with any noun when the meaning is specific. Here it is specific, that the ship is INDIAN.

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