Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.199)

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).

199. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. He wanted to work all night
[B]. but we saw that he was completely worn out
[C]. and so we persuaded him to stop.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

but we saw that he had completely been worn out

Mayank said: (Jul 24, 2010)  
Whats wrong with this sentence? Please answer.

Rathijeet said: (Aug 29, 2010)  
Same problem man. Both seems to be correct.

Nagaraj said: (Sep 1, 2010)  
Please tell what problem with this sentence.

Bhushan said: (Jun 19, 2014)  
Hello,

The sentence, " He had completely been worn out " depicts a STATE. State of being worn out. So to describe STATES perfect tense is used. As the whole State Starts and ends in past, past perfect tense has been used.

Niharika said: (Aug 11, 2015)  
Had should be used when there is an event following the sentence.

Lavanya said: (Sep 20, 2016)  
Thank you @Bhushan.

Mohit said: (Oct 22, 2020)  
"He wanted to work all night but we saw that he was completely worn out".

In the above sentence, we know the time of the event and now it completely has done. So, this sentence is all about past perfect continuous, where we use "Had Been".

Hope it will help you.

If I am wrong, Please correct me.

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