Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 2 (Q.No.8)

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]. While luminaries of the dance world
[B]. have a dearth of opportunities to display their art
[C]. upcoming dancers suffer from
[D]. an unfortunate lack of exposure.
[E]. No error.

Answer: Option B


have no dearth of opportunities to display their art

Sahihti said: (Mar 11, 2014)  
A dearth of opportunities means they have less opportunities to show their art, as luminaries don't have more chances how can upcoming dancers can suffer. This is the meaning.

How can the meaning is changed completely?

Can anyone explain me why no here?

Abhay said: (Aug 24, 2014)  

Yeahh... I'm a bit confused too... But if this answer's correct, may be its because of the word "while". The word "while" is sometimes used to represent 'opposites'.

For example: while they were working hard, she was busy enjoying her life.

Ricksubham said: (Nov 8, 2017)  
The instruction instructed to point out any GRAMMATICAL error. Not analyse the sentence's meaning.

Pooja Sharma said: (Dec 10, 2018)  
How it can be no dearth is used? Explain.

Kamran Younis said: (Jun 23, 2019)  
Right @Sahithi.

A dearth of opportunities means a lack of opportunities. However, the real sense of the aforementioned sentence is that the Luminaria has no dearth of opportunities, means they have all opportunities to show their talent, while the upcoming dancer lacks them.

Rishi said: (Aug 25, 2020)  
It should be "Dearth IN opportunities" not OF.

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