Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.35)

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]. He is not coming tomorrow
[B]. as he is having a pain in the chest
[C]. and has to see a doctor.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


'and he has to see a doctor'

Goutham said: (Nov 2, 2010)  
i think B should be the answer.
as he has a pain in the chest..


and has to consult a doctor.

Poonam said: (Dec 1, 2010)  
having a pain in the chest is wrong usage.
has a pain in the chest

Pranav Mittal said: (Mar 25, 2011)  
"a pain: is wrong usage. It should be "pain in the chest". I dont think, we can use an article(a, an, the) with pain.

Hema said: (May 31, 2011)  
I feel both b and c are wrong.
b- should be " as he is having a chest pain"
c- should be " has to consult a doctor"

Anubhav said: (Jul 11, 2011)  
even i am doubtful about , whether 'a' can be used with pain!

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
Option C can only be that is given as its answer.

Rest all is correct. "a pain" is correct.

For eg. I am having "a" severe headache.

Deb said: (Aug 9, 2011)  
"he is not coming tomorrow" will be "he will not come tomorrow"

Krishna said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
Pain is an uncountable noun so it can't be used with "a".

Lakshu said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
I think that in option B at the place of "as" we have to use "because".

Because he is having a pain in the chest.

Am I correct?

Srihari said: (Oct 7, 2011)  
No because he is having pain could be correct but as he is having a pain is not wrong.

Pradip Banerjee said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
He is not coming tomorrow since / because(in place of 'as') he is having a pain in the chest and has to see ... It is obvious that he will see the doctor, not me, eh? Therefor the third 'he' in a single sentence is unnecessary.

Silsila said: (Jan 3, 2012)  
@vertika: In your sentence, the is used before "severe" and not before pain. So " a pain ", I believe is not correct.

Akshay said: (Aug 30, 2012)  
"a pain " is a wrong usage. And one should 'consult' a doctor, but not to see a doctor.

Example: Chest PAIN, you should CONSULT a doctor.

Mithil said: (Sep 17, 2012)  
"c" should be the answer in a manner that " has to show to a doctor."

Dev said: (Jul 30, 2013)  
Having relates to eating, so how can having be correct?

Abhi Gundu said: (Oct 2, 2013)  
"a pain" is wrong. 'a' cannot be used before uncountable.

"see doctor" is also wrong. It should be "consult doctor".

Akshay said: (Oct 12, 2013)  
Tomorrow indicates future tense so can we use.

"he will not coming tomorrow".

Please explain?

Vatsala said: (Oct 23, 2013)  
Here the right answer should be b as.

Sentence given to us - as he is having 'a' pain in his chest.

Hence the correct answer won't have an 'a' as it can't be used before pain.

(as he is having pain in his chest).

Vaishnavi said: (Jan 11, 2014)  
He will not come tomorrow as he is having a pain in the chest and he has to see the doctor.

Swapnil said: (Mar 20, 2014)  
He is not coming tomorrow.
As he is having a chest pain.
And has to see a doctor.

Is this right?

Mani said: (Mar 27, 2014)  
Articles always used with countable then how can we use with pain?

Ravi Saini said: (Aug 18, 2014)  
"and" connector is used for independent clauses thats why correct option is 'C'.

Yagyesh said: (Sep 26, 2014)  
A pain is not correct, it should be simply "pain".

Dhoni said: (Sep 28, 2014)  
What is exact answer and they don't even mention correct answer. They just paste as it is in option as answer. Suggest me exact answer.

Vikas said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
Guys you agree with @Gautam and @Poonam here. Actually the correct option should be B.

"As he has pain in the chest".

Avinash said: (Feb 22, 2015)  
Still it is not clear that why there should be a he?

Raji said: (May 3, 2015)  
1. He is not coming tomorrow.

2. He won't coming tomorrow.

Which is correct in above both sentences?

Sravani said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
Why can't we use "He will not come tomorrow"?

Deepak said: (Jul 31, 2015)  
Because is used in place of as. As/for used for weak case and because is used for strong case. Here he has a strong reason.

Riya said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
Option "D" seems to be most opt to me, since there's no need to use 'he' multiple time and the sentence is correct without it!

Riya said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
In 'his' chest can be one correct.

Raghavendra said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
B should be the answer as there is only one type of pain and as it is mentioned chest pain so no need of writing 'the' before chest pain.

Anubhi said: (Sep 4, 2015)  
What is the correct answer? Please explain.

Anushka said: (Sep 13, 2015)  
Having a pain is wrong, having is used only for edible things.

Has pain is correct. Option B is also wrong.

Rahul said: (Sep 17, 2015)  
He is not coming tomorrow- 'is' used because of (not coming is conform action in future for that we use simple present).

Jaspreet said: (Jun 28, 2016)  
1. He is not coming tomorrow, is correct because present continue. Is used for near future.

2. As he has a chest pain is correct instead of [B]. As he is having a pain in the chest.

3. [C] and has to see a doctor. Is correct because no need to write HE again.

Thus B is the answer.

Roopa said: (Jul 7, 2016)  
"He" can't be used there.

Anuj said: (Sep 4, 2016)  
'and' is a conjunction which separates the two sentences.

Here, in the sentence following 'and' subject is missing so the complete sentence should be he has to see a doctor.

I hope I justified my point.

Varsha said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
He is not coming tomorrow as he has pain in the chest and has to see a doctor.

I think this should be the correct answer as we use having for eating or for being pregnant (having a baby). Other than this, having should only be used with verb+ed. (e.g. having received).

Sujit Kumar Gupta said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Is"a pain" correct?

Babita said: (Jan 1, 2017)  
He is not coming tomorrow as he has pain in the chest and has to see a doctor.

Deeps said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
According to me, the sentence has no error.

Priyanka said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
He is having pain in the chest should be correct.

Chandra Varma said: (May 20, 2017)  
Option A would be wrong. "He's not coming tomorrow". Tomorrow is future tense and isn't coming is present continuous then how could we club both? It would be "He won't come/won't be coming tomorrow".

Ravi said: (Jul 17, 2017)  

"a severe headache" uses 'severe' as a supporting word but in the case of using "a pain" we don't find any such supporting word so I think its the wrong usage here.

Swati said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
We know that antecedent and pronoun should be appropriate. It should not be ambiguous.

Here we are speaking about the third person in 1st and 2nd part of the sentence but in third part who needs to go to the doctor?Whether the speaker or third person. So third party is wrong.

Ratul said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
B should be the answer.

Siraj Ganju said: (Sep 14, 2017)  
Whats is wrong with (and has to see a doctor) without?

I'Star said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Above two options are correct, But the error given by you is ambiguous. He is having a pain and he has to see the doctor. Here he is common between the two sentences. Then is not correct to take it common. He is having a pain so he has to see the doctor could be correct.

Juda said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
Here there are two statements in the sentence.

1. He is not coming tomorrow as he is having a pain in the chest.
2. He has to see a doctor.

Here "And" is used as a connector so,
After and he must be there to start the second statement.
And we used he 3 times that's not a matter.
1.he- is used as the pronoun to represent a person.
2.he - is used as a reasonal helping pronoun for as.
3.he - is used to start second statement after connector AND.

Mukesh Shukla said: (Oct 5, 2018)  
Here "A pain" is wrong I think.

P. Ameer Ali said: (Oct 17, 2018)  
In my opinion, there is NO ERROR in this sentence, for the following reasons :

1. In the First Segment of the sentence (He is not coming tomorrow ), Present Continuous Tense has been used to describe a Future Action. This is an accepted practice in English Grammar. Present Continuous Tense can be used to describe a certain or confirmed Future Action.

2. When "have" is used to convey the meaning of possession, in the Present Continuous Tense, we don't use the "is having" form. Plain "have" or "has" itself will serve the purpose. However, when "have" is used to convey the meaning of "suffering from any diseae or disorder", then we have to use the Present Participle, "having" with the appropriate "be" verb in front of it. So the Second Segment of the sentence, "he is having a pain in the chest" is also grammatically correct. "Pain" can be used both as a variable noun and an uncountable noun.

3. Taking the Second Segment and the Third Segment of the Sentence together, we have to treat them as a Compound Sentence which has to be linked to the First Segment of the sentence, with the help of the Subordinating Conjunction "as". If the First Segment of the sentence had not been there, then the Second Segment and the Third Segment would have combined to form a Complex Sentence like: " as he is having a pain in the chest, he has to see a doctor".

However, the presence of the First Segment of the sentence makes the subsequent part of the sentence into a Compound Sentence, and the usage of the Coordinating Conjunction "and" confirms it.

In a Compound Sentence, the same Subject Noun or Pronoun need not be repeated in the second part of the sentence. So the Third Segment, "and has to see a doctor". is also grammatically in order.

Mano said: (Jan 16, 2019)  
Thanks @Ameer Ali.

Sneha said: (Feb 7, 2019)  
I think it is option B.

Since he is having chest pain.

Dhananjay Ray said: (Feb 12, 2019)  
Thanks all for the given explanation.

Varsha said: (Jun 29, 2019)  
Is 'he is not comming' correct?

I hope' he will not come ' is correct.

Anjana said: (Feb 21, 2020)  
Option C. "and he has to see a doctor".

"Pain" can be both "countable" and "uncountable". If you are referring to a "specific pain" then the "countable form" is more likely.

Ramita Ruhil said: (May 2, 2020)  
@Ameer Ali.

Having can not be used before any suffering expect heart attack and stroke. Having can neither be used for possession nor for usual suffering rather it is majorly used for the activity of eating in case it is used as a verb. Although I have my lunch in the afternoon will also be correct.

I think B should be incorrect due to incorrect usage of having and having had to be replaced with has. It should be "he has a pain in the chest".

Maninder Singh said: (Jun 25, 2021)  
"a pain" is not right. So, I think it should be option B.

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