Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 2 (Q.No.4)

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).

4. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Bible
[B]. can be
[C]. regarded as
[D]. a great.
[E]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Bible

Rshari said: (Jul 30, 2011)  
How a single word bible supposed to be the right one?

Steff said: (Aug 23, 2011)  
How can it be 'a great'?

Pruthwik said: (Jan 9, 2013)  
Yes as great is an adjective, it should have some noun attached to it.

Lavanya said: (Aug 18, 2013)  
1. You talk about something which is not known to your listener; here, you normally don't use "the":

Eg. "I saw a bird flying in the sky".

Your listener does not have any knowledge which specific bird you saw in the sky. So you see, you use "a" before the verb.

2. You and your listener have common knowledge and a common background about the subject; here, you normally use "the":

Eg. "I saw the bird that you set free yesterday. ".

Your listener knows specifically which bird you mean, so you say, "the bird".

That is why you say, "The dog is in the box".

You mean the dog that your listeners knows/ is familiar with is in the box which is again known to him/her, for example the box that is in the yard, and your listener knows specifically.

Generally before a place or a thing or a location or a population count, we use "the".

Boopathi R.M.R. said: (Jun 4, 2014)  
Religious books are always used along with the def. Article--- THE. All holy books have been accepted as great because they have been said or written with good intention to make people good. So there is nothing wrong in saying so. But the sentence has another error in D. It must read: The Bible can be regarded as a great religious book.

Likewise, the Koran, Bhagavat Gita, Guru Granth etc. Are great books, written to guide the people.

Anand Rao said: (Aug 4, 2014)  
"a great" signifies that there should be some noun after the adjective "great".

Anu said: (Nov 21, 2014)  
Sentence ending with "a great" is incomplete.

Egor said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
Both A and D. Neither make sense. How can 'a great' finish a sentence. A great what?

Akher said: (Feb 16, 2015)  
Don't you think the sentence is incomplete? Does the sentence ending with only "a great" make any sense? A great what?

Shruthi said: (May 16, 2016)  
I feel that the given sentence is incomplete "the bible can be regarded as a great"?

great what?

Bulupadhee said: (Jun 7, 2016)  
All Holy books are used with the article "THE" like -THE Bhagavad Gita, THE Koran, THE BIBLE.

And I think "a great" make sense here because all of us know what bible is about; it's a holy religious book.
So for all accepted and universally known things we can omit the part which is known to everyone.

Sarthak said: (Dec 11, 2016)  
D can also be an error because the sentence ends abruptly and is incomplete.

Sowmiya said: (Sep 7, 2017)  
I can't understand. Please explain.

Vicky2565 said: (Jul 5, 2021)  
A Bible isn't a name of a person. If the sentence started with the name of somebody, this sentence would be fine. E.g. Liam broke the window. If it was a thing then it would have been THE &. The cat broke the window.

This proves that it is [A] THE Bible.

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