Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 2 (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 'E'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

81. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. An anti-extortion cell is opened
[B]. by the district police headquarter
[C]. six months ago
[D]. as a precautionary measure.
[E]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

An anti-exortion cell has been opened

Sidu said: (Nov 18, 2011)  
Why can't it be 'was' opened since it is past tense ?

Arvind said: (Oct 21, 2014)  
@Sidu.

Has been shows, anti-extortion cell is open in present also which is firstly opened six months ago.

Mounika said: (Nov 18, 2014)  
Can anyone explain it clearly?

Medha said: (Jan 4, 2015)  
We need not be bothered whether the anti-extortion cell is currently open or not. "Six months ago" clearly indicates that it happened in the past. So "was opened" is correct, isn't it?

Bharat said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
Yes was is also correct.

Lin said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Not "Yes was is also correct". WAS is the only answer.

Satyendra Singh said: (Sep 23, 2016)  
According to the rule 'Has been' is followed by 'V1+ing'. But here V2 (opened) is used and time is also given (6 months ago) in the question hence simple past tense should be used.

An anti-extortion cell opened is correct.

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