Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.87)

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]. In management, as you rise higher,
[B]. the problems you face becomemore and more unstructured and you can't just fall back on
[C]. the tools you had been
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


the problem you face become more and more unstructured and you can't afford to fall back upon

Himanshu said: (Mar 17, 2012)  
Which is more correct,'on the tools' or 'upon the tools'?

Upendra said: (Jun 10, 2014)  
Fall on means go down,

Fall upon means hesitate.

Indrayan said: (Sep 6, 2014)  
No, Fall Upon means to find unexpectedly.

e.g. she fell upon a goldmine.

Art said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
C is the answer. The sentence should read "the tools you had been given".

Elakkiya said: (Dec 13, 2014)  
Can you please explain this answer?

Iris said: (Jan 17, 2015)  
To fall back on (opon) means: If you fall back on something, you do it or use it after other things have failed. The answer must be C.

Vamsi said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
Grammatical mistakes are to be corrected why did he a "AFFORD" there.

Vineet Singh said: (Jan 15, 2016)  
Something is really off about this explanation, its still an awkward construction.

Gautam Satpathy said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
Afford? Come on! That completely changes the meaning of the sentence!

"As you rise higher in management the problems you face become more and more unstructured and you can't just fall back on the tools you have been given".

Deepa said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
Agree with you @Gautam Satpathy.

Marcel said: (Jan 19, 2017)  
Yes, Agree @Gautam Satpathy and @Deepa.

Sweekruti said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
I think the answer would be option C, please verify and correct it.

Big Tony said: (May 1, 2018)  
Why does this sentence have past perfect tense in option C?

Prasanta said: (Oct 3, 2018)  
Fall on and fall upon both are same meaning.

Avan said: (Jul 4, 2020)  
I think there is an error in option C. This is because fall upon seems to be perfectly fine.

Dhruv said: (Jul 11, 2020)  
I too agree it should be option C, not option B.

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