Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.85)

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).

85. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The criminal was
[B]. caught, convicted the hung
[C]. in a short period of time.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

within a short period of time

Humaira Salim said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
Could someone please tell me how come option B is correct??

Shouldnt it be caught, convicted & hung???

Lienz said: (Apr 15, 2011)  
thats what I'm trying to point out too... option (B) seems like a mistake...

Ashu said: (Jun 11, 2011)  
The flagrant error that B contains is HANGED will be used instead of HUNG.

Jessy said: (Sep 30, 2011)  
What does convicted the hung mean?

Sadiq said: (Oct 31, 2011)  
I am damn sure there is a mistake in the database, as clearly the error identified was in option B.

Albert said: (Nov 7, 2011)  
Jessy, Sadiq,..there is a printing mistake in B, it should be :caught, convicted and hung

Sundeep Chowdary said: (Nov 12, 2011)  
Yes I too fel that there is mistake in option b.

D Harris said: (Feb 28, 2013)  
Suggest that you learn English before you try to teach it "the hung" and hung?

Debobrata said: (Jan 15, 2015)  
Yes, option B contains error. Hang is used is case of human being.

Ehtasham said: (Apr 25, 2015)  
Hung his head in same but when we use hanged it refers to death of a person.

Nishant said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
B seems to be the answer as "convicted the hung" is wrong. It should be "convicted and hung".

Sourabh said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
I also agree option B contain error it should be hang.

Anshu said: (Oct 26, 2016)  
In a short span of time. Is there any error in this? Please suggest.

Rahul Rajput said: (Dec 14, 2016)  
Replace Hung by Hanged.

Adarsh Parmar said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
Hang is a verb and we not use article a the or an with verb. Article are use with noun.

Oluwatoyin said: (May 14, 2018)  
I believe both option B & C are wrong because it should be convicted and hung within a short period of time.

Yobaba said: (Jun 26, 2018)  
Yeah, both B and C are incorrect!

Ankesh said: (Dec 30, 2018)  
I think It should be like below.

In - He is 'in' trouble. (In is used when the object is already in target).

Within - He will finish task 'within' 2 hours (Within is used when the object has to process with a specific limitation like 'within 2 hours').

Into - Look into the box. (Into is used when the process of the object has to run inside target).

So, the answer should be C.

Mamun said: (Nov 9, 2020)  
Here 'hung' shall be replaced with 'hanged'.

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