Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.81)

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]. The police broke upon the robbers
[B]. when they were in the lonely place
[C]. to divide their booty.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


The police came upon the robbers

Rashmi said: (Jan 6, 2011)  
Please explain the answer.

Nithin said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
"when they were in a lonely place"

Varsha said: (Jun 10, 2011)  
It should be 'when they were in A lonely place' not 'the lonely place'.

Rajashree said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
I think the lonely place is right as it indicate particular lonely place for that incident.

Yogender said: (Sep 22, 2013)  
The police broke upon the robbers when they were at the lonely place to divide their booty.

At should be used in place of in.

Mounika said: (Aug 25, 2014)  
Why broke doesn't suits to the sentence. Can any one explain.

Avinash said: (Feb 24, 2015)  
There should be alone place not lonely place.

Krishna said: (Mar 26, 2015)  
When to use broke upon and came upon?

Sneha said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
Is came upon Phrase?

Bapu said: (Jul 5, 2016)  
Please anyone explain why broke take place by came?

Pd Chaudhary said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
'broke upon' has the same meaning as 'came upon'.

Gaurav said: (Dec 12, 2016)  
The answer is wrong, Please Refer this;

The police broke upon the robbers and arrested them.

Sumaira said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Came upon is a phrase which means to find someone, so here police came upon the robbers.

Prashanthi said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
If we use broke then we have to write "broke into".

Because "broke into" is a phrase.

I agree with @Sumaira.

Sowjanya said: (Sep 10, 2018)  
The lonely place?

The is used when you know the exact place, so the lonely place is wrong, a lonely place is correct. Came upon, broke upon are phrases, so it's good to use any of those two.

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