Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.51)

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]. Though senior in age,
[B]. his father is junior than
[C]. my father in service.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


his father is junior to

Archana said: (Jul 1, 2011)  
Can anybody please tell where we use propositions?

Vinai said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
When comparing two things we use 'than'. Here we use 'to'.

Himanshu said: (Mar 31, 2012)  
Where can we use 'to' and 'than', Explain in the same context as that of above question.

Ravi Mullapudi said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
For the comparatives such as.. junior, senior, inferior, superior etc., we use 'to' . All these are the Latin comparatives

S Aditya Gautam said: (Jun 26, 2012)  

Let us assume that A is the boss and B is his subordinate. Then obviously A is senior to B & B is junior to A. Like wise sentence is"his father is junior to my father" if we compare salary then the statements can be"his father's salary is less than my father's salary". Here salary is a quantity it has a value so we use than and junior senior are the designations so we use "to" to indicate the relationship.

Sushant said: (Aug 22, 2012)  
Very good Aditya, I like your explanation.

Tito said: (Jan 7, 2014)  
When comparing two objects we use than. Here we use "to because father is a living thing not an object"?

Dhoni said: (Sep 28, 2014)  
Please tell me why can't use "Although" in option 1.

Shubham said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
When there is a comparison and the word that surfaces the comparison ends up with 'or' as in inferi'or', superi'or', seni'or' to is used and not than.

Vijay said: (Jul 5, 2016)  
Junior, senior, inferior, superior etc, takes 'to' in comparatives.

Mrityunjay Rai said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
These words present in any sentence like as, SENIOR, JUNI0R. SUPERIOR, INFERIOR etc then use only TO not use THAN.

Logeswari said: (Sep 13, 2016)  
When comparing two things we use 'than'. Here we use 'to'.

Parshya said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
In sentence, prefer is there to be followed by to not by than.

Tufh said: (Nov 30, 2016)  
When we use than? Give me the explanation.

Raghav said: (Jun 2, 2018)  
Than is used when you are comparing two quantities but here senior and junior are not the quantities, these are the positions or designations so you cannot use "than" here.

Adil said: (Oct 23, 2018)  
Good explanation, Thanks @Aditya.

Kenny said: (Nov 1, 2019)  
You don't use senior or junior when talking about age. A is the correct answer.

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