Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 2 (Q.No.88)

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).


(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The observers felt that
[B]. the stronger team had to face
[C]. defeat because the players
[D]. didn't play whole hearted.
[E]. No error.

Answer: Option D


didn't play whole heartedly

Chandraprakashverma said: (Mar 12, 2011)  
Can any one please suggest me best book for grammar ?

Mik said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
1. Barron's Painless Grammar.
2.The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.

Manohar said: (Mar 21, 2013)  
Here "The stronger" is given, I think it must be "the strongest".

Sindhuja said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
Yeah. I too have the same doubt. I think it must be "the strongest" instead of "the stronger". Can anyone clear my doubt?

Ashok said: (Dec 4, 2013)  
Why we add "ly" after hearted?

Sanjay said: (Dec 23, 2013)  
Can someone suggest the good grammar book which ll help to improve the verbal ability test.

Pandu said: (Nov 14, 2014)  
Yes I to had doubt regarding. It must be strongest instead stronger. Please clear my doubt.

Paritosh Kanojia said: (Dec 15, 2014)  
I think for the doubt of stronger and strongest:

Here the match is being played between two, so the comparison would be related by stronger. If would be a tournament then strongest would be optimum.

Naveen said: (Jan 13, 2015)  
I think there should be strongest instead of 'stronger' because 'the' is the superlative degree.

Mohammedmustafa said: (Feb 2, 2015)  
Could anyone please explain me the reason of that answer?

Meet said: (Mar 31, 2015)  
Option B.

Team itself plural and after it have to should come instead of Had to.

Daya said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
D. Had not played whole hearted.

John said: (Aug 20, 2015)  
The correct form is not "whole heartedly" either, it's "wholeheartedly in one word".

Pinki Dubey said: (Feb 10, 2016)  
Can someone please explain the answer?

Abhishek Singh said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
It is Comparative degree not superlative that's why stronger is used instead of strongest.

Dharani said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
It is correct. We have to use here stronger instead strongest because it is in superlative.

Venu said: (Sep 4, 2016)  
Yeah, I too have the same doubt. I think it must be strongest instead of stronger.

Ashish Uniyal said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Can it be " stronger team"?

Mehmooth said: (Jan 9, 2017)  
Please explain with correct grammatical reason.

Maria said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
The word 'The' is a superlative degree, therefore I feel it should be strongest and it should also be whole heartedly.

Monu said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
Why not have Is used in Place Of Has?

Jonayed Al Nahiyean said: (Apr 18, 2018)  
Which is the correct answer. Please tell me.

Rose said: (Oct 14, 2018)  
How "the stronger" is not an error. That article "the" should be placed in front of superlative degree. Strongest.

I can't understand it. Please explain me clearly.

James said: (Sep 14, 2019)  
It should be the strongest in superlative comparison.

In case of comparative comparison, it will be stronger than, than is important here.

Anuj said: (Apr 20, 2021)  
The Stronger is ok because The Team is not compared with other team and not with many teams. The Sentence emphasis more on Defeat than Comparison of teams.

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