Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.143)

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).

143. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. A large scale exchange of nuclear weapons
[B]. will produce unprecedented amounts of radiation
[C]. that can penetrate into the biological tissue.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

that can penetrate the biological tissue

Sheetal said: (May 27, 2011)  
Why into is wrong? Any guess

Sundar said: (Jun 24, 2011)  
@Sheetal

Penetrate - Pass into or through.

Penetrate itself means moving into, so into is not required.

S. Lohar said: (Apr 18, 2014)  
What about unprecedented *amount of radiation ?

Akash said: (Oct 25, 2014)  
Amounts of radiation should not be used.

Pooja said: (Aug 2, 2016)  
I think, it is the amount of radiation.

Indrajeet said: (Mar 7, 2017)  
You are absolutely correct @Sundar.

Hitz said: (Nov 14, 2017)  
The term 'Penetrate into' suggests REDUNDANCY which is to be avoided in the English language. The word penetrate is self explanatory and thus does not require the word 'into' to follow it. For eg We usually either say call back or reply but never say reply back because the word reply itself means call back and using reply back would lead to redundancy.

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