Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.41)

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]. He said that he
[B]. will mind if
[C]. I refused his offer.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


would mind if

Harpreet said: (Apr 14, 2011)  
refused or refuse?

Praxy said: (May 16, 2011)  

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
No its "refused".

Ujjwal said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
@ vertica.

Can you tell me why 'would' is used instead of 'will' ?

Niket said: (Oct 17, 2011)  
Because said in past form so 'would' be the right answer.

Lalit Arora said: (Dec 13, 2011)  
No. It is refuse rather than refused and would is The Present Unreal Conditional which is used to talk about what you would generally do in imaginary situations.

Aditya said: (Jun 26, 2012)  
@lalit: i agree with u lalit but "would" is used for uncertain conditions while "will" is used for certainity. so in the above statement there can be both "will" or "would". so please correct me if i am wrong!

Chandru said: (Aug 15, 2012)  
Friends I have one confusion. May I know where I use 'said' and where I use told. Is 'said to' and told or the same?

Laveena said: (Aug 28, 2012)  
We have few doubts..letme clear it for u @chandru..
told,said to,told to,said to,said that..

1.) told to is wrong..shouldn't use it e.g."he told to me a story" wrong it has to be"he told me a story".

2.) said to is used in direct form of speech such as when u know the subject u are talking to : sam said to chandru,"I have fever"

3.)but when u say: Sam said,"I have fever" u don't have any object to whom u are telling this, so u use said

4.)changing the above to statements into indirect form: "sam told chandru that he had fever" and " sam said that he had fever" respectively

i think these will help u to understand the concept behind the usage of following words..

Jikun said: (Oct 8, 2012)  
"Will" is used when we talk about the future, promises or offer.

"Would" is used when we talk about past.

Aman said: (Nov 7, 2013)  
"he would mind". We are talking about a future situation,

In that case shouldn't it be "I refuse his offer".

What say?

Alkesar said: (Nov 20, 2013)  

Just understand the difference is told = said to.

Ex: Sam told chandu.

Sam said to chandu.

Sahil Sachdeva said: (Apr 5, 2014)  
I think there must be refuse at the place of would. But I have a doubt. So any one can explain this.

Susmi said: (Nov 5, 2014)  
I think there are 2 mistakes:

He said that he would mind if I had refused his offer.

Mathan said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Friends, Consider if clause.

3 cases:

1) If I study, I will pass the exam.

2) If I studied, I would pass the exam.

3) If I had studied, I would have passed the exam.

Our question is second type.

Answer::If he refused the offer, he would mind.

So option 3 is wrong formation.

Yogiee said: (Sep 21, 2015)  
B is right. He said, "he will mind if I refuse his offer".

He said that he would mind if I refused his offer".

Sony said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Yes, you are correct @Mathan.

Subhangi said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
In this context would is appropriate because WOULD is related to "HE" (other person's thought). And foucsed on his thought rather than own thought.

Ex: He said that he would mind if I refused his offer. (CORRECT).

I think he will mind if refuse his offer. (CORRECT).

Subhangi said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
Here WOULD I more appropriate as in this context WOULD justify and focus on HE (the other persons thought rather than own thought).

Ex: He said that he would mind if I refused his offer.

I think he will mind if I refuse his offer is correct.

Akshay Dhone said: (Apr 5, 2019)  
He said that he will mind if I refuse his offer. Is this form is correct?

Darshan said: (Aug 28, 2019)  
Yes, you are correct @Akshay Dhone.

Praveen said: (Aug 24, 2020)  
It should be refuse insted of refused.

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