Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.24)

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]. On the busy Ring Road
[B]. we witnessed a collusion
[C]. between a truck and an auto.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B


we witnessed a collision

Ravi Kiran said: (Apr 29, 2011)  
What is diff between collision and collusion?

Deven said: (May 23, 2011)  
Collusion: secret agreement.

Collision: process of colliding; a crash or conflict.

Vishal said: (Aug 8, 2011)  

Has given the correct differentiation between both.

Niveditha said: (Oct 30, 2011)  
Devan gave the correct explanation.

Rohan Thapa said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
Collusion means conspiracy and collision means an accident.

Alphin said: (Aug 17, 2013)  
The question asks you to spot grammatical errors. How is this a grammatical error?

Muzammil_Iaf Mekri Cirlce said: (Mar 5, 2015)  
I think it should be 'C'.

Instead of between it should be 'of'.

Prince said: (Apr 28, 2015)  
Answer should be B here "witness" is noun so "witnessed" is wrong.

Complete sentence should be like:

"On the busy ring road we saw a collision between a truck and an auto".

Rahul said: (May 23, 2015)  
'a' should be used in place of 'the' because there can be many busy roads, it is not perfectly specific.

Shrija said: (Jun 16, 2015)  
Having doubt in use of a truck and an auto after between. Can anyone clear this?

Chandru said: (Jun 26, 2015)  
@Prince, they became witness after incident, so they said we witnessed. And according to me, we have to use some standard words or high level words, not a local & simple words.

@Shrija, no doubt about a truck & an auto, bec they do not know whose truck, use 'a' & an auto, it starts with vowel. So 'an' used.

Cleared? Any mistakes in above, clear it?

A Vohra said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
Its an spell error or does it had been done knowingly.

Because its an spell error I didn't recognized it as in hurry I am ready it as collision itself.

A Vohra said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
And in reference to option C both are correct. Between can be replaced by of to be more accurate, but between is also correct. Am I right?

@Shubh said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
I don't think it's a grammatical mistake. What to you say, guys?

Praveen said: (Feb 14, 2017)  
I think it is correct to say collision instead of collision because the meaning of both is different.

Raga said: (Jun 4, 2017)  
The collision happens between particular truck and auto, I mean they are specific then why can't we use THE truck.

Kanushree Arora said: (Nov 10, 2017)  
Although the spelling of collusion is incorrect but the word collision itself means an accident between two vehicles, than it should be "on the busy ring road we witnessed a collision of a truck and an auto".

Juda said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
The question is asked to identify error in any one of the options whether it a or b or c or d.

So if you want to keep of instead of between you have to keep C as answer then you can't change word collusion.

But the total meaning was depended on the word collusion so we have to change it as a collision so B is the answer.

Abhay said: (Jan 29, 2020)  
I think there should be "we witnessed for a collision".

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