Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.52)

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]. While walking slowly in the park
[B]. on a quiet summer afternoon
[C]. a mad dog suddenly attacked him from behind
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option A


While he was walking slowly in the park

Rashmi said: (Jan 30, 2011)  
Why [a] option can't be used as it is?

Vertika said: (Aug 3, 2011)  

Because it then sounds as if the reader of this sentence is walking in the park.

Ajit Singh said: (Jan 18, 2012)  
Why can't we use the whole sentence as a passive sentence? Can anyone explain. !

Wolverine said: (Sep 4, 2012)  
[a] can be used as it is.
Check ur grammer.

Aziz Shamim said: (Sep 27, 2013)  
Subject in the sentence is missing.

We cannot judge whether it is "he/or she" and question has "mad dog attacked HIM from behind".

Ketan said: (Feb 4, 2014)  
Can we write it as:

While 'THEY WERE' walking'/STROLLING' slowly in the park on a quiet summer afternoon a mad dog suddenly attacked him from behind.

Ganesh said: (Feb 6, 2014)  
If we take it as passive sentence then option C will have me.

Rekha said: (Aug 11, 2014)  
We can judge he/she aziz, because in the sentence him is their so him is used for he not she.

And they also not used because him is singular.

Albertanny said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
But can anyone explain why we are adding he I the answer even though the subject is mentioned in the sentence at the end. And even when we make passive voice of this sentence all we get I a perfect answer.

Rinku said: (Oct 9, 2014)  
Why is it not 'in a quiet summer afternoon'. ?

Vikas said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
Actually @vertika and others. Its not necessary that we change the option A.
We can also change option C.
"a mad dog suddenly attacked from behind" or "a mad dog suddenly attacked from me behind"

According to what I have read, The sentence should follow how its started. So we can change the rest of the sentence based on the first sentence.

Tell me if am wrong.

Vivek said: (Nov 1, 2014)  

Not satisfied with your explanation. Do you any other answers at same question?

Vineet said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
A mad dog attacked him from back. Why can't we use BACK?

Avinash Mishra said: (Feb 23, 2015)  
Walking is a good exercise. Here subject is walking. Similarly in the given question subject is walking. There is no use to add another subject he. So can anyone explain it?

Gouri said: (May 23, 2015)  
"In the afternoon" or "on the afternoon".

Akash said: (Jul 4, 2015)  
In the afternoon is more appropriate.

Darpan said: (Jul 23, 2015)  
Shouldn't we write "While he was walking slowly in the park in a quiet summer afternoon a mad dog suddenly attacked him from behind"?

Himanshu said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
It should be in a quiet summer afternoon.

Ankita said: (Sep 12, 2015)  
'In a quite summer afternoon' sounds much appropriate.

Kashish Gupta said: (Oct 13, 2015)  
If no subject is mentioned before 'while', then 'mad dog' will become the subject for the 1st sentence which totally which will change the sense of sentence.

Varsha Chauhan said: (Jul 21, 2016)  
Option A is incorrect because we cannot use the article 'the' before any noun referring to public places like a park.

Rahul Bharti said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
It should be "in the afternoon", as the rule says -

In the morning, at noon, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night, at midnight.

Pratik said: (Nov 26, 2016)  
SUBJECT of the sentence must require because at last, they have provided him so the error is in A.

Deepal said: (Feb 12, 2017)  
We use in with morning, afternoon, evening and night, but we use on when we talk about a specific morning, afternoon, etc, or when we describe the part of the day.

So on summer afternoon is correct.

Devershi said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
Why it can't be a mad dog suddenly attacks him from behind?

Ankit said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
In the afternoon is the answer. It represents the parts of a day, year etc. In monsoon, in winters, in the afternoon etc.

Puneet said: (Aug 2, 2020)  
While walking slowly in a park on a quiet summer afternoon he was suddenly attacked by a mad dog from behind.

Can we write this way?

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