Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.141)

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).

141. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The scientist must follow
[B]. his hunches and his data
[C]. wherever it may lead.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

'whenever they may lead'

Bavish said: (Sep 16, 2014)  
Why can't "wherever" because whenever it denotes time and wherever denotes place.

So (D) is the answer.

Avinash said: (Feb 27, 2015)  
Whenever: Any time they may lead.

Wherever: Any place they may lead.

I think I gave a clear explanation.

Harmanaq said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Wherever it may lead stands for he should follow the data irrespective of the results he gets.

But whenever would mean the time "he should follow the data even if it is anytime of the day".

So, according to me, it should be No Error.

Gopeswar said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
If you observe carefully "his hunches and his data" you should use the plural form "they" not "it" because we are talking about two things.

So the answer is -->wherever they may lead.

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