Choose the option which has an incorrect usage of the word given:-


a) The leader trained his weapons against his political adversary.
b) Ashok wishes to ensure that everything is in train.
c) Pooja has been trying to train down for the past one month.
d) The beggar's cry interrupted my train of thought.


a) Jacob's early life accounts for his present misdeeds.
b) Geetha's unseemly conduct gives bad account of her.
c) By all accounts, the prices of shares are likely to rise.
d) On no account can we call Mathur a dishonest person.

Hope you got the question correct. Which sentence has the incorrect usage of the word given.

Thanks in advance.
1 c) should probably read "Pooja has been trying to trim down for the past month."

2 b) might read "Geeth'as unseemly conduct gives one a bad impression of her."
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1b doesn't make sense to me either.
Train can be used as a general term for a series or sequence. Then in train would just mean in proper order.

Is "in train" common usage?

I've never heard it used that way, where I am.
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I've never heard it used that way in real life either. But Webster's Third New International Dictionary has:

4a: a proper arrangement or disposition : order designed or contrived to lead to some result <was already in fair train to develop party out of faction -- Learned Hand> <the mathematics set in train by these two pledges will force a reduction of the total armed forces -- New Statesman & Nation>

b: a controlled or directed procedure : METHOD, PROCESS, WAY <things proceded in this train for several days -- T. L. Peacock>

c: a line, course, or sequence of thoughts, actions or events : an orderly succession : a connected series <the train of years swept swiftly by -- W. F. Brown> <his mind still upon his own train of thought -- Agnes S. Turnbull>

d: a set or progression of consequent or attendant events or conditions : a series of results or accompanying circumstances : AFTERMATH, SEQUEL <in the train of peace came industry and all the arts of life -- T. B. Macaulay