Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.82)

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]. Since it was his first election campaign, the candidate was confused;
[B]. none could clearly understand
[C]. either the principles he stood for or the benefits he promised.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option D


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Sunil Kumar said: (Nov 13, 2010)  
I think no one should be used instead of none. So I (B) is the answer. (D) is also correct .

Sonu said: (Mar 7, 2011)  
I think ans is A because the candidate is coming here for all the candidates who listen him so "were" will come.

Aravind said: (Mar 31, 2011)  
Consider the statement C in the options " either the principles he stood for nor the benefits he promised. ".

The nor could be used instead of or is what I feel correction to take place.

Ishan said: (Jul 22, 2011)  
Either comes with or and neither with nor.

Sindhu said: (Aug 28, 2011)  
Option A is absolutely right, and in option be none is nothing but'no one', so even that is right and in option c-either follows or, hence answer is D.

Sam said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
One is not used for negetive.

Roy Rhubee Jones Omana said: (Jun 12, 2013)  
It should be 'neither nor' instead of 'either or' since 'none' is negative.

Dinesh said: (Feb 26, 2014)  
No one should used instead of none in the (B) statement.

Puja said: (Dec 29, 2014)  
I feel there are 2 mistakes in B and C. It should be "none" in B and "either" should be eliminated in C.

Iqra said: (Jun 12, 2015)  
The answer is correct. None is for sentence improvement, nor can't be used with either, are can't be used with candidate even if its a group.

Anil said: (Jun 22, 2015)  
I think it should be none could clearly understood as the sentence in in past form.

Saiteja said: (Aug 22, 2015)  
Understood is the correct way. Because the sentence is in past form.

Vimal said: (Nov 19, 2015)  
I agree with the above explanation. Since the sentence is in past tense, understood will come instead of understand.

Nikita said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
I think the answer is A because the candidate was confusing because it was his first time.

Mayank said: (Aug 8, 2018)  
Neither nor should be used.

Ayesha said: (Aug 15, 2018)  
Neither indicates that the two ideas are linked together. It's kind of like a negative conjunction. But if you use neither, then make sure your sentence does not have any other negatives preceding it. If you prefer to use a negative, then you want to use either.

Swetha said: (Jan 8, 2019)  
Why not Though it was his first election?

Oladoye said: (Apr 27, 2020)  
The answer is D, @Aravind.

Nor cannot be used because they could not understand which of the situation is confusing him. If it is 'neither and nor', none of the situations is confusing him.

Ayesha said: (Jan 7, 2021)  
I think C is the answer because (either the principles he stood for or the benefits he promised) its sound weird also.

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