Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.102)

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]. There is no question
[B]. of my failing
[C]. in the examination.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


of me failing

Anusree said: (Sep 28, 2011)  
It was incorrect ans there will be no "me" form.

Himanshu said: (Mar 5, 2012)  
Where can we use 'me','my','I am'??
Which is more correct,"I am at home" or "Me at home".

Aditya said: (Jul 2, 2012)  

It is correct! me should be used in place of my. My is used with the objects (either living or non living). Like my pen, my mother, my father, my book, etc. While me is used with an activity. Like "no question of me doing that boring work"! your comments are invited!

Nakool said: (Aug 13, 2013)  
My Uncle agree to my going to the party.

@anusree : What about this? This is the correct one.

Vivek said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
I think this can be like this " there is no question of my failure in the examination". Isn't it?

Kulshreshtha Singh said: (Feb 20, 2014)  
Its not true because before gerund pronoun is used only in possessive form so in this sentence no error has occurred.

Jingky Alafriz said: (Apr 23, 2015)  
Where did the 'me' comes from? I think using 'me' in the sentence makes it more incorrect.

Navya said: (Jul 24, 2015)  
I think me using is right.

Subrara Kar said: (Sep 5, 2015)  
The principal objected to their wearing short skirts at the function. Here "to their wearing" is equivalent to "of my failing". So there is no error.

Mantoo said: (Nov 12, 2015)  
Option D is right answer because the sentence form by these parts of sentences is right. Any one can check it out on google?

Soumya said: (Nov 14, 2015)  
Preposition always followed by objective case that's why of followed by me not my.

Tim said: (Dec 8, 2015)  
How about this? "There is no question of my failure in the examination"?

Is this still correct?

Rohit said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
Before gerund, we take possessive adjective so D is the right answer.

Aditya said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
I guess that sentence is correct as the 'of' is a preposition, so it should be followed by a verb in 'ing' form and the pronoun which precedes it should be in possessive form viz. 'my'.

Mayank said: (May 7, 2017)  
Thanks for very nice explanation @Aditya.

Ganesh said: (May 14, 2017)  
I think there is No error on this sentence.

Varun said: (Jul 1, 2017)  
No error, as failing here is gerund (noun).

And for failing possessive pronoun my is absolutely correct.

Aman said: (Sep 21, 2017)  
Possessive case comes before gerund.

Aadesh said: (Oct 22, 2017)  
Possessive adjective comes before gerund. So there is no error in the sentence.

Rashmi Riya said: (Jun 17, 2021)  
Here, my replace by me. "of me failing" is correct answer, because "of" is preposition and we know that, [preposition + objective case + v4].

Preeti said: (Sep 28, 2021)  
Failing is verb of is helping verb failing is used here as a verb not gerund and my should be replaced with me because preposition followed by objective case.

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