Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.23)

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 shall certainly
[B]. write you
[C]. when I shall reach NewDelhi.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


when I reach New Delhi

Poonam said: (Dec 1, 2010)  
I shall certainly write 'to' you when I reac New Delhi.

Shyam said: (Feb 7, 2011)  
@Poonam you are right.

Sheru said: (Mar 5, 2011)  
I think poonam is right.

Prathap said: (Mar 22, 2011)  
Why can't use shall in that sentence.

Sheetu said: (May 20, 2011)  
How can shall and certainly be together.. quite confusing

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
Reaching delhi is sure. So no use of "shall", but writing to you when I reach there is not sure, although it is certain that I will write to you but its not sure. Therefore, "shall certainly" is correct. Am I clear?

Sudesh said: (Oct 3, 2011)  
Thanks vertika.

Jeer said: (May 30, 2012)  
Spacing between words are counted as punctuation mistakes.

Pradeep said: (Oct 3, 2012)  
After when we can not use future, hence shall is not used.

Ajith said: (Sep 4, 2013)  
Is it not 'I shall certainly write to you when I reach New Delhi'?

Aditya said: (Sep 26, 2013)  
Why should not write like this :I will certainly write to when I shall reach Delhi.

Dushanthi said: (Feb 26, 2014)  
In which situations we can use shall and will. What is the different? please explain me my friends.

Niladree said: (Apr 22, 2014)  
If in one statement two simple future verb required to be used then the sentence which starts with 'if', 'when', 'before', 'till', 'until' there we use simple present (for verb).

Aditya said: (Oct 5, 2014)  
Why can't we use "I should certainly write you when I reach new Delhi"?

Chintanika said: (Oct 15, 2014)  
No, I think that we can't use should here, because if we say "I should certainly write you" then it is become my responsibility to write a letter.

So here it is not my responsibility.

Ruchir Patel said: (Nov 19, 2014)  
It's very simple don't make it complicated, there is no need of using two time shall in one sentence.

She tell that "I shall certainly write you when "it means she still not in Delhi that's why she tell that I shall write you after wards (means in future).

So again no need to specify that "when I shall reach then I write you no need it.

Muzammil said: (Mar 5, 2015)  
Simple grammar guys,

@Sheetu: When we use simple future its mandatory to use simple present. Since both the work is going to happen in the future.

So correct sentence is : I shall certainly write 'to' you.

When I reach New Delhi.

Using 'certainly' with shall means - Emphasizing on writing.

Tridip said: (Mar 10, 2015)  
I think shall comes with first person whereas will comes with second and third person, so it is 'I shall' and not 'I will" and "write to you" is right.

Prithwi said: (Mar 21, 2015)  
@Poonam is right write is always followed by 'to' when it represents a letter or a page.

K Naveen Kumar said: (Apr 24, 2015)  
Shall will be use only one time in the sentence.

Amit said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
Is it right to use- Reply to you when I shall reach Delhi.

Debajyoti said: (Aug 24, 2015)  
It is not legal to use two future sentence future should be followed by simple present.

Sanju Kr Sanjay said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
Since 1st sentence in future tense so the last sentence will be present tense.

Amit said: (Oct 22, 2015)  
If two actions take place one after the other in future and if the first action depends on the first action, first action is in simple present tense and the action is in simple future tense.

Pankaj said: (May 14, 2016)  
Why can't we write "when I will reach New Delhi"?

Please guide me.

Raj said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
Because from the given sentence will and shall cannot be written together.

Swaminathan said: (Jul 30, 2016)  
I agree with you @Tridip.

@Shubh said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Can we use 'I will" instead of "I shall certainly"?

Swarnima said: (Dec 20, 2016)  

Yes, you can use ''I will certainly'' instead of 'I shall certainly'.

Aayush said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
There are two clauses 1. Principal clause 2. Subordinate clause, shall is used in principal clause so there is no need to use it again in a subordinate clause. It's a rule in grammar.

Ankit said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
I shall certainly "write you", should we use "write to you"?

Palak said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
I shall write "to" you.

Shilpi Jain said: (Oct 29, 2017)  
After when we can not use future tense.

Is it right?

Isha Jain said: (Dec 16, 2017)  
Mustn't it be ''write to you''?

Kedar said: (Apr 25, 2018)  
While option C is correct no doubt, and the option B should be write 'to' you.

Vinay said: (Aug 22, 2018)  
1. I wrote you a letter.
2. I wrote a letter to you.

Observe the difference and position of the letter (direct object) and you (indirect object).

Ryan.S said: (Nov 2, 2018)  
This one is a time clause example. So after the conjunction 'Where' present simple rule is must.

Rule : 1st clause (Present Simple/ Future Simple) + Conjunction + 2nd Clause (Present Simple).

Anoime said: (Dec 28, 2018)  
We don't use 'will' after the time clause (when, until, after). But we can use "will" if sentence means a "promise" or "offer".

Shweta said: (Aug 28, 2021)  
'I shall write to you when I reach New Delhi ' is the correct way I think. So there is error in two parts of the sentence.

Correct me, If I am wrong.

Barasya Alfred said: (Sep 16, 2021)  
I see 2 wrong sentences in this, "write you" should have been replaced with write to you, and when I shall reach"to be replaced with "when I reach".

Barasya Alfred said: (Sep 16, 2021)  
I see 2 wrong sentences in this, "write you" should have been replaced with write to you, and when I shall reach"to be replaced with "when I reach".

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