Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.209)

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]. Were he
[B]. to see you,
[C]. he would have been surprised.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


if he were

Amit said: (Jun 5, 2010)  
i think the correct explanation should be for this problem is'he was'because 'he' is singular .

Jasper said: (Aug 30, 2010)  
No, that is just right. You don't always follow the singular noun-singular verb policy. It's case to case basis.

Avinash said: (Mar 2, 2015)  
If he were alive to see.

Anil Kumar said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
If conditional statement: Type 2. Answer must be C.

Another example: "Were you a bird, you would fly in the air".

Type 3: Had+v3, would have + v3.

If he had seen you, he would have been surprised.

Pragati said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
I don't agree with this answer. I think the correct correction is, "he was" because he/ she always contains "was".

Pawan said: (Sep 27, 2015)  
See this is not an interrogative sentence so the use of were in the beginning is not correct, to make it correct use the word 'If'.

Bii said: (Oct 26, 2019)  
Follow the rule of conditional type 1 and 2.

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