Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.164)

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).

164. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. Few scientists changed
[B]. people's ideas as much as
[C]. Darwin with his Theory of Evolution.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Few scientists have changed

Dinesh said: (Jul 22, 2010)  
as a past tense,the option 'A' is correct.

Munish said: (Aug 19, 2010)  
as a past tense and as common sense answer is 'A'

Bhavannarayana said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
It could be in two ways. One - None has changed the ideas - then--- Few scientists have changed the ideas. As much as Darwin did with his Theory of Evolution. // Second - A few have changed the ideas when compared to Darwin then. A few scientists have changed the ideas. As much as Darwin did with his Theory of Evolution.

Here did is required because we are comparing with what Darwin did with what the scientists Did.

Praveen said: (Sep 22, 2014)  
How would you use pronoun "his" in 3rd statement, when the noun is plural?

Avinash said: (Feb 28, 2015)  
It was correct in past tense, wasn't it?

Varun said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
It cannot be people's idea. There is no such word like people's.

It should people or persons.

Sourabh said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
I agree with you @Varun.

Ram said: (Apr 17, 2017)  
I think error is in B: as much as require two comparisons ex: I like chocolate as much as ice cream.

Shivani said: (Sep 11, 2020)  
I agree @Varun.

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