Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.8)

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]. I have got
[B]. my M.Sc. degree
[C]. in 1988.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


I got

Anu said: (Dec 28, 2010)  
We can even use I have got. If this is wrong can anybody explain? please.

Rakesh Ravindran said: (Jan 4, 2011)  
I think both i have got & i had got could nt b used in this because they havn't mentioned whether it is present or past tense...

Neel said: (Jan 12, 2011)  
"got" itself is a pastence

Vijay said: (Jan 19, 2011)  
I think it is I had because sentence 1988 given past tense should be used.

Sonu Gupta said: (Mar 6, 2011)  
I think both A and B is wrong here as in fist stmt we have to use "I got" very easy to understand....

But in second stmt. we have to use the article before M.Sc. as per the articles rule....

Jack said: (Apr 1, 2011)  
No any doubt the correct option is [D] because his qualification still effect his present life.

Vasu said: (Jun 8, 2011)  
They have specified the exact year in which he got his degree if so we must use past tense.

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
This sentence is in simple past tense. So, there is no use of adding another helping verb like 'have' or 'had'. Simply "i got my degree in 1988" is correct.

Priya said: (Sep 21, 2011)  
'I got' seems most appropriate. Although 'I have got' is not incorrect as it represents possession, but using 'I have got' is considered as an Informal way of using English language.

Shra1 said: (Oct 24, 2011)  
In 1988 means it is simple past tense so we cant use present perfect(HAVE GOT)here

Chandu said: (Nov 7, 2011)  
Vertika is correct.

Prathyu said: (Jan 19, 2012)  
'have got' is used when the action is completed just now whereas 'got' is a simple past which is correct to use in the sentence.

Dinesh said: (Feb 4, 2012)  
We can use either "got" or "had got".

Usually americans use got, they don't use had got.

But both are correct.

Naresh said: (Mar 1, 2012)  
Present perfect "is used for just now completed action".

Hear he got msc in 1998 it is past. So we have to use "i got my msc degree in 1988".

Priyanka said: (Apr 6, 2012)  
When year is mentioned in a sentence, it means it is a simple pastence. So we used" I got. ". For example if year is not mentioned. Sentence like. ". I have got my degree. ".

Rohit Singh said: (Aug 8, 2012)  
When the year is given in the sentence we always use 2nd form of verb and make the sentence in simple past tense.

Vikas said: (Aug 17, 2012)  
Present perfect tense --> use it when the work started from the past and it affect you till today.

I have got my M.Sc. degree in 1988 means you are getting this degree from 1988 to 2012.

Vivek said: (Sep 28, 2012)  
I "got" is correct because statement is in simple past. The person had its degree, so no usage of have in it. Its not a feeling.

Sivakumar said: (Aug 19, 2013)  
Its a hypothetical question.

Because it judged by two sides.

So don't repeat this kind of silly questions mind it.

Sathish said: (Sep 5, 2013)  
In 1988 means it is simple past tense so we can't use present perfect (HAVE GOT) here

Random said: (Nov 23, 2013)  
I have and I got means the same thing.

Arshad said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
Simple past sentence uses time frame whereas present perfect is not.

Swetha said: (Jan 23, 2014)  
So if the year is mentioned it will 'got' but not 'have got'. Is this correct?

Rahul said: (Feb 9, 2014)  
Why had got is not the answer?

Sreelatha said: (Jul 23, 2014)  
As in sentence time reference is there (1988), we should use simple past.

If there is no time reference both "I have got" and "I got" are correct.

Amara said: (Aug 6, 2014)  
In above sentence he mentioned with respect to time so "I got" correct answer.

Sree Chandana said: (Dec 1, 2014)  
I have got is used for the things which we have completed recently but in the context it is clearly mentioned that it was happened in 1988.

So we must not use have here because it was completed long back but not recently. May hope you understand.

Vijaysimha said: (Dec 8, 2014)  
Have is always used in present tense friends.

Asha said: (Jan 17, 2015)  
Have got is present perfect which needs immediate finishing or usage of since or for otherwise its simple past.

Debajyoti said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
Can anyone specify the error here?

Your valuable information is important to me, logic of the answer should be present.

Akash said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
I hope that in this sentence since/for not use so got is right.

Ankita said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
Since the year is mentioned. Second form of verb will be used! Words like ago, yesterday, last year, last day, etc are used with second form of verb.

Harika said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
Are we not supposed to use "I had received"?

Azam said: (Oct 4, 2015)  
"have" is present perfect tens while he got his degree in 1988 which is past so, it does not agree the tense.

Harika said: (Oct 18, 2015)  
But had is also past tense right. So why shouldn't we use had received?

Anjali Keshari said: (Oct 24, 2015)  
Here, time is mentioned when he got his degree. So it is a past tense.

Saadhan Kumar said: (Nov 8, 2015)  
Here the time in 1980 is mentioned. It is a past tense. So I got should be.

Raktima Chakraborty said: (Feb 21, 2016)  
We can use both I have got and I got.

Isn't it?

Actually using "have" puts an emphasis.

So I think both are correct.

Subramanyam said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
'I got' is correct. It is in simple past.

If we say 'I have got' we are saying that we just now received, may be an instance before.

Example: I have had my lunch. Here 'had' represents simple past.

Niya said: (Jun 8, 2016)  
We can use both "I got" and "I had got my degree in 1988".

Sandeep Chaudhari said: (Jul 4, 2016)  
Have represented present tense and had is past tense.

Yogabinnu said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
According to grammar rules we should use "I got "only because he mentioned in the sentence, time (in 1998).

So it is simple past. SUB+V2 only.

The correct sentence is I GOT MY DEGREE IN 1988.

Ayush Singhal said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
If in the sentence in 1988, last year, weak ect. Word uses we use simple past.

Shivam Garg said: (Oct 16, 2016)  
Where do we use Past tense?- The action was completed at some point in the past that no longer touches the present.

Present perfect- The perfect is the just the opposite:it emphasizes the on-going connection between the past and the present.

And in this question, that event no longer touches the present that's why we are using past tense instead of present perfect.

Rahul Biddappa said: (Oct 17, 2016)  
Here we should use "I got". As you can see the word got itself is a past tense.

Lakshmi said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Present perfect tense shouldn't be used with time. (If time is mentioned like a week ago, yesterday, year).

Shankar said: (Nov 25, 2016)  

I think in 1988 means it is past tense.

Prachu said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
Have is used for just completed actions. So simply I got is enough.

Krishna said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
Friends, If there is a clear mention of past time, like 1988, we should only use past Tense instead of present perfect.

Arjun said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
I received my M.Sc degree in 1988 is it correct? If wrong why?

Prabhas Raju said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
As it is simple past tense sub + v2 should be there, so I got.

Prabhas Raju said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
As it is simple past tense sub + v2 should be there, so I got.

Akhil said: (Feb 21, 2017)  

If you are using had instead of have its something like we don't have it now.

Mahesh said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
The action is over long ago i.e 1988.

So, why can't we use had got?

please tell me.

Madhav said: (Sep 1, 2017)  
According to me it's I had got my msc degree in1998.

Birju said: (Sep 4, 2017)  
'I have got' is not wrong. It is a present perfect tense. And ' I got' is past indefinite. So both we can write. Can anyone tall me why A is the right answer?

Subineet Roy said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
I have got is present perfect tense. And present perfect is used to denote the near past, i.e. something which happened just recently eg. I have completed my breakfast an hour ago. (which is just 1hr back so fresh enough to use present perfect) But in case of this sentence, it is a long ago issue of 1988 so simple past tense needs to be used thus option A is wrong and got instead should be used.

Saif Raza said: (Dec 3, 2017)  
This is simple statement which expresses the relation in past but now he/she talking about and saying. Which done by him/her.

So it's Present perfect tense and correct.

Arun Rajasekaran said: (Dec 16, 2017)  
"I got" is the correct answer.

Reason: I have got means the possession of the degree now.

But, I got, means the degree was obtained from somewhere, someday long ago.

Waqar Alam said: (Dec 26, 2017)  
When the time is given in past then we use simple past. It is one of the rule of tense.

Stephy said: (Jan 24, 2018)  
Article used before MSC.

Yasir said: (Mar 5, 2018)  
Have is used for past continuous.

Bagerathi said: (Jun 29, 2018)  
Why is it not 'I have got AN MS degree'?

Mithun said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
Since/for in 1988 past tense.

Parampreet said: (Aug 23, 2018)  
It should be I got an MSC degree.

Pawan said: (May 17, 2019)  
I think it is perfect past tense. So we use 'i had got'.

Tanmay said: (Aug 7, 2019)  
I think 'I had' is also the right answer.

Vjeeva said: (Sep 3, 2019)  
"I got" is the correct answer. Because "have" is not needed while using got.

Am I right?

Dhanush said: (Mar 15, 2020)  
Tell another example of sport the error.

Ramesh said: (May 9, 2020)  
"I got" is The right answer because "have" contain present tense and this sentence is in past simple so here is verbs second Form only.

Mansoor said: (May 27, 2021)  
I think "I have gotten" should be there.

Bhavishyatank said: (Jul 5, 2021)  
' I ' is singular and third person, and with Singular sub. So, We use the singular helping verb.

And, have is plural that's why it is wrong.

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