Error Correction Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017 – Set 2

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017.

Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following questions, a sentence has
been given with some part of it in bold. To make the sentence correct, you have
to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the
sentence is correct as it is, please give 5) as your answer (ie No correction
1. He behaves as though he is immortal.
1) as though he has been
2) as though he was
3) as though he were
4) as if he will have
5) No correction required
2. You should not get off the bus till it is stopped.
1) until it stops
2) until it is stopped
3) unless it stops
4) till it is being stop
5) No correction required
3. I knew Sachin would play for India but never thought he would
end up with all the cricketing records possible.
1) he would end all
2) he would end in all
3) he would end with all
4) he would end into
5) No correction required
4. The Indian Air Force has played a pivotal role in the nation’s
defence and our glorious history is replete
of numerous counts of valour
and fortitude in the face of extreme odds.
1) replete of numerous accounts
2) replete with numerous accounts
3) replete by numerous account
4) repleted through numerous counts
5) No correction required
5. The recruits have been known to operate Voice Over Internet
Protocol (VOIP) phones which cannot be investigated
by intelligence agencies.
1) infringed
2) intersected
3) interrogated
4) intercepted
5) No correction required

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Directions (Q. 6-10):
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic
error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number
of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore
errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. 1) Many writers I know are / 2) far more talented to me /
3) but you need a combination of three essentials / 4) to succeed: talent, hard
work and luck. / 5) No error
7. 1) Challenges provide you the opportunity to grow / 2) as
a human being, gain a fresh perspective / 3) or it can motivate you / 4) to
achieve set targets. / 5) No error
8. 1) Success comes easy to those / 2) who are hardworking
and knowledgeable / 3) and possess a healthy/ 4) dose of self-belief. / 5) No
9. 1) The worst of times brings out the best / 2) from a
true leader, who, with political skill / 3) and a sense of national interest, /
4) turns adverse into advantage. / 5) No error
10. 1) It is unfortunate that the General has / 2)
inadvertently get embroiled in an unnecessary controversy / 3) regarding the
modus operandi / 4) of Army intelligence working in J&K. / 5) No error

Answers & Solutions
1. 3
2. 1
3. 5
4. 2
5. 4
6. 2; Replace ‘to’ with ‘than’
7. 3; Replace ‘it’ with ‘they’
8. 5
9. 4; Replace ‘adverse’ with ‘adversity’
10. 2; Replace ‘get’ with ‘got’


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