Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.101)

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).

101. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The number of marks carried by each question
[B]. are indicated
[C]. at the end of the question
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

is indicated

Vibi said: (Jul 5, 2010)  
The number indicates singular

Vibi said: (Jul 5, 2010)  
The number indicates singular

Mohit said: (Jul 18, 2010)  
yes it indicates singular but read sentence A he says each question so B is wrong.

Ashik Shrestha said: (Jul 4, 2014)  
The number, this number, that number and the lot, this lot, that lot take SINGULAR verbs.

'A number' takes PLURAL verbs.

Shubham said: (Aug 11, 2016)  
"the number of marks" or just "the marks".

The marks carried by each question are indicated at the end of the question.

Anushka said: (Apr 15, 2017)  
@Shubham.

You are right, it is always the marks and marks is already a reference to a number.

Parul Tiwari said: (Sep 1, 2017)  
The marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the questions.

Mahin said: (Nov 30, 2020)  
It is not because of number indicating singularity. Rather it's because of 'each' in the sentence. After 'each', 'every' you have to use singular verb.

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