Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.152)

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]. At the moment the house
[B]. was burgled the family
[C]. attended a night party in the neighbourhood.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


The moment the house

Gaurav said: (Sep 3, 2012)  
Option 'C' seems more correct as "At the moment the house was burgled the family was attending a night party in the neighbourhood" makes sense.

Astha said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
Even I do feel the same that the statement should be "at the moment the house was burgled the family was attending. ".

R.R.Pillai said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
Compared to A, the more correct answer is C as commented above.

Vimal said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
Why not "At the moment the house had burgled the family was attending"?

Rahul said: (Feb 19, 2016)  
Can anyone tell me the basic rules of doing these type of questions i.e. finding grammatical error?

Wakabala Eliezar said: (May 20, 2016)  
@Pillai and @Vimal seems right.

It's what I think too.

Tejeswar said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Yes, Option C seems more appropriate.

Renny said: (Jan 13, 2017)  

Option C can be corrected by adding helping verb and ing to attend but option a can be corrected by omitting "at". These kinds of errors set by examiners mainly focus on the omission of certain words.

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