Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.46)

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).

46. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. In spite of several reminders,
[B]. he did not so far send
[C]. any reply to me, letters.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

he has not so far sent

Panky said: (Jan 11, 2011)  
The above solution needs no correction.

Radhika Butt said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
several reminders

Guru said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
He did not send so far

Sundar said: (Mar 3, 2011)  
In spite of several reminders, he has not so far sent any reply to me, letters.

Arthy said: (May 25, 2011)  
Option c seems to be incorrect according to me.

Depti said: (Sep 30, 2011)  
I think we can use only first form after did in sentence, according to me given answer is incorrect.

Thomas said: (Jul 30, 2012)  
In spite of several reminders he did not so far send any reply to my letters.
In spite of several reminders he has not so far sent any reply to my letters.

Ashu S said: (Aug 21, 2012)  
Thomas is right.
Possesive case must be used. Last word is nt makin any sense.

Muneer said: (Sep 18, 2012)  
Sent is not correct because did not itself emphasis the past. So it should come only send.

Harish said: (Apr 12, 2013)  
In spite of several reminders he has not sent any reply to my letters.

Hetal said: (Nov 30, 2013)  
Can any one explain me clearly when to use has, had, have?

Robin said: (Apr 21, 2014)  
In spite of several reminders he has not so far sent any reply to my letters.

Soniya said: (Sep 28, 2014)  
If you say that it was calculated to be thirty miles, the calculation you are mentioning is placed by you at some unconnected time in the past.

However, if you say that it has been calculated to be thirty miles, you are including the calculation in a moment that includes both now and then, even though then may be many years in the past.

Shardul Shende said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
Why not 'sent'?

Jhon said: (Feb 11, 2015)  
Can any one explain me why has not?

Salman said: (Feb 27, 2015)  
In spite of several reminders so far he has not sent any reply to my letters. I think this is the correct sentence.

Pk Wd said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Can any one explain?

Purushottam said: (Jul 13, 2015)  
So far always with present tense.

Raj said: (Aug 18, 2015)  
He did not send any reply so far should be the right sentence.

Sahil said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
It should be "any reply to MY letters".

Kashish Gupta said: (Oct 13, 2015)  
So far, when indicating a time interval, indicates time from the start of something up to the present moment, with the understanding that it is expected to continue.

Thus, it is only used with forms of the present and present perfect tenses and their progressive forms, as it would with similar phrases like up to now, till now, as of yet, to date, or thus far. So given answer is right.

Ankit Shetty said: (Jan 28, 2016)  
Why is option C correct?

Madhu said: (Mar 14, 2016)  
According to me, option C is incorrect. It should be my letters.

Umang said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
Thomas is absolutely correct.

According to me, Option C is incorrect.

Moni said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Here, "he has not sent so far means till now he hasn't sent reply, therefore we should present perfect tense.

Mihir said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
Option C should be correct: It must be my letters.

Priyanka said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
I guess it should be any reply to my letters.

And option B is absolutely not the answer because did takes v1 form. So send is right.

Akua said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
I agree @Salman.

Abhilash said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
Why don't we use does instead of has.

He does not so far send.

Vikas Yadav said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
'so far' should come in last of the sentence.

He has not sent me any letter, so far.

Suvo said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
According to me, Opt D seems to be correct.

Abinash said: (Sep 14, 2017)  
"didn't so far sent " means he sends the letter now.

"hasn't so far sent " means he has not sent the letter at present.

Kamal said: (Sep 23, 2017)  
Can you elaborate why "he did not so far send'' is not correct?

Ankit said: (Dec 2, 2017)  
Because of "so far " use perfect tense.

Rohit Kumar said: (Feb 21, 2018)  
In spite of several reminders so far, he did not send any reply to my letters.

What about this? Can we frame this way?

Nagendra said: (Aug 29, 2018)  
Option 3 should come as any reply to my letter.

Vikash Kumar Singh said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
Can anyone tell be when we can use has, have, had, has been, have been, had been?

Karan Kr Kushwaha said: (Oct 1, 2018)  
It should be option c.

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