Error Correction Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017 – Set 3

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Directions (Q. 1-12) Each questions has a sentence with three parts
labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any
error in any part and indicate your answer in the answer sheet against the
corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your answer
should be indicated as (d).
1. He asked her that (a)/ whether she knew (b)/ what had
happened last week when she was on leave. (c)/ No error (d)
2. Until you do not go to the station (a)/ to receive him
(a)/ I can hardly feel at ease. (c)/ No error (d)/
3. I did not know where they were going (a)/ nor could I
understand (b)/ why had they left so soon. (c)/ No error (d)
4. The distinguished visitor said that he had great pleasure
to be with us for some time (a)/ and that the pleasure was all the greater (b)/
because his visit afforded him an opportunity to study the working of an
institution of such eminence as ours. (c)/ No error (d)
5. Please convey (a)/ my best wishes (b)/ back to your
parents. (c)/ No error (d)


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6. The call of the seas (a)/ have always (b)/ found an echo
in me. (c)/ No error (d)
7. Hardly, I had left home for Mumbai (a)/ when my son who
is settled in Kolkata arrived (b)/ without any prior information. (c)/ No error
8. Now, it can be easily said (a)/ that the population of
this city is greater (b)/ than any other city in India. (c)/ No error (d)
9. It is difficult to explain (a)/ why did Rajagopalachari
resigned (b)/ from the Congress in 1940. (c)/ No error (d)
10. The boss reminded them of the old saying (a)/ that
honesty was the best policy (b)/ and told them that they had better be honest
in their work. (c)/ No error (d)
11. ‘Gulliver‘s Travels‘ are (a)/ the most fascinating
adventure story (b)/ that I have ever read. (c)/ No error (d)

12. The teenager reassured his father at the station (a)/
―Don‘t worry, dad‘ (b)/ I will pull on very nicely at the hostel.‖ (c)/ No error

Answers & Explanations:

  1. Explanation (a) Delete ‘that‘.
    That is not used after asked such sentences.
  2. Explanation (a) Delete ‘do not‘.
    Do not is not used with until.
  3. Explanation (c) Replace ‘why had
    they‘ with ‘why they had‘.
  4. Explanation (c) Add ‘that of‘
    before ‘ours‘.
  5. Explanation (c) Remove back.
  6. Explanation (b) Use ‘has‘ in
    place of ‘have‘.
  7. Explanation (a) Replace ‘hardly I
    had with ‘hardly had I‘.
  8. Explanation (c) Add ‘that of‘
    after than.
  9. Explanation (b) Write ‘resign‘ in
    place of ‘resigned‘.
  10. Explanation (b) Write ‘is‘ in
    place of ‘was‘.
  11. Explanation (a) Use is‘ in place
    of ‘are‘.
  12. Explanation (c) Use ‘carry on‘ in
    place of ‘pull on‘.


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