Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.43)

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]. Though child marriage
[B]. has been banned.
[C]. the custom still prevailed among some groups in India.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


The custom still prevails among some groups in India

Mahshid said: (May 16, 2011)  
Can any one please clear my doubt that is it correct "the custom is still prevailing among some groups in India".

Deepika said: (Aug 21, 2011)  
Yes that is correct.

Lizu said: (Sep 3, 2011)  
The custom is still prevailing among some of the groups in India.

Shweta said: (Jun 9, 2012)  
Why we used prevails. Can anybody tell?

Bhas said: (Jul 6, 2012)  
Prevailed means past tense but prevails means present tense.

Surendra Kumar said: (May 17, 2013)  
Prevails Indicates present action.

Krishna said: (Jun 8, 2013)  
Hey! here sentence is beginning with "though" which shows that" yet" should be come with prevail, because though and yet comes together.

Vidyadhar said: (Apr 22, 2014)  
I think is should be "the custom still is still prevailed among some groups in India.".

Krushank Dsouza said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
@Vidyadhar you are not correct because you are using present tense along with past tense. It could be either prevails or is still prevailing.

Salman said: (Feb 25, 2015)  
Both the use of prevailing and prevails is correct.

Sravani said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
Here still is used in the sentence, which mean its continuing, it is in present tense, so using prevails or prevailing is appropriate.

Lokesh Sharma said: (Jul 14, 2015)  
'Still' indicates present action.

Pushpit said: (Jul 28, 2015)  
I think 'has banned ' is more accurate than has been banned.

Unknown said: (Sep 1, 2015)  
Has been means now the action is in practice.

Still means same meaning.

So prevails or is prevailing is good to use here.

Sunil said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Still child marriages are going on. Therefore its prevails.

Indrajeet said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
Can anyone tell me why did we use still prevails why not still prevailing?

Krish said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
Still represents the present tense.

Maitri said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
There is no word such as 'banned'. It is 'ban' even if used in past tense.

Raga said: (Jun 4, 2017)  
Why can't we use simple past i.e., was banned in 2nd option?

Abhishek said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
Yet the custom prevails among some groups in India. I think this is the right answer because ' Though' is followed by 'YET'.

Amit said: (Jul 15, 2017)  
The word 'still' indicates present tense so we have to use prevails not prevailed.

Krishna Chaitanya said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
I think the 2nd option is wrong, "has been banned" We have to use "was banned".

Lingesh said: (Jul 29, 2019)  
Prevails is simple present tense. There is no need for using still prevailing.

Owaissabiri said: (Sep 14, 2019)  
Though should come in the beginning.

Hardeep said: (Jan 12, 2020)  
Why we cant use although instead of though?

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