Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.71)

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).

71. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. He managed to make sense of the book
[B]. even though it was the first time
[C]. he read anything on the subject.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

when he read anything on the subject

Anu said: (Mar 20, 2011)  
I think it should be A.

"he managed to make sense out of book".

Soumen said: (Nov 6, 2011)  
I think the answer should be 'a'.

Sabi said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
Why the answer is C? someone please explain.

Hema said: (Sep 28, 2013)  
In which situations, "When" can be used and how the answer could be C?

Suresh Khichee said: (Dec 2, 2013)  
"It was for the first time when Obama met any indian".

"for the first time" is very famous phrase.

Is any difference between this phrase and above option B.

Sanket said: (Mar 7, 2014)  
'Make sense out of' is correct usage.

Akansha said: (Aug 14, 2014)  
Why 'he read' is used here instead of 'he reads'?

Vikas said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
This whole sentence is just so confusing. Anyone please explain it clearly.

Avinash said: (Feb 24, 2015)  
@Akansha.

Because there read is used in its past form.

Nikita said: (Apr 25, 2015)  
In this sentence why they used when? Please any one can explain me that?

Jason said: (Aug 2, 2015)  
[B]. Even though it was the first time /when/.

[C]. /when/ he read anything on the subject.

Where should I expect to put "WHEN". So this definitely is not an explanation.

Debbra said: (Jan 16, 2016)  
Read in the past No need for "when".

Anonymous said: (Aug 9, 2016)  
"It was the first time he read something on that subject".

Ahmed Ismail said: (Jun 29, 2017)  
I think we need to remember that "when" also function as a conjunction. And once it takes this functional role, it defines 4 things!

1. At what time (e.g They were told WHEN to sleep).

2. At such time as (e.g I'm happy WHEN am working).

3. As soon as (e.g I'll do it WHEN I get the time).

4. At a time in the past. (it was raining WHEN I came yesterday) Now, take note of number four, example given by Suresh Khichee ("It was for the first time when Obama met any Indian") and that of the question it self, its clear WHEN function as a conjunction at a time in the past.

Shravya said: (May 21, 2018)  
I think the answer should be 'D'.

Shubham Sharma said: (Jun 21, 2018)  
Why it is not like he HAD read anything on the subject?

Suraj Kumar said: (Aug 31, 2020)  
I think A is incorrect & it can be:- He managed to get a sense of the book.

Arun said: (May 17, 2021)  
I think Although or even though must followed by yet or a comma (,).

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