Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.174)

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 ability to plan,
[B]. organise and coordinate work is all fundamental
[C]. to working within deadline.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


to working within the deadline

Shuvam said: (Jan 25, 2011)  
how is it possible to add -"ing" after "to"?

Raghav said: (Oct 17, 2011)  
I wana ask the same question. How can we add 'ing' in a verb used after 'to'?

Saurabh said: (Aug 18, 2014)  
What's the point in adding 'the' after within ?

Prabha G said: (Sep 20, 2014)  
I also ask the same question which is asked by Shuvam and Raghav?

Vimal said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
I agree with those 3 guys who asked why the "ing" form is used after "to" ?

Abhinash said: (Mar 21, 2016)  
Brothers its gerund. In gerund we can put "ing" in a verb after "to".

Arpana Kumari said: (Mar 21, 2016)  
What is the behind adding ing after to?

Ram said: (Apr 19, 2016)  
Gerund rule.

Whenever verb acts as a noun (work),then the sentence should be preposition + noun+ ing.

Sushovan said: (Feb 10, 2017)  
Agree @Ram.

Here working acts as a noun.

Soumya Suraj Mishra said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
To never takes verb+ing after it how is it possible?

Dubey said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
No, it's not a noun.

Mansi said: (Oct 4, 2017)  
It should be 'to work within the deadline'.

Akash said: (Aug 7, 2018)  
If I follow the rule of parallelism. That indicates to+verb, to+ verb & to+verb. So, why will option B not be the answer?

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