Error Correction Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017 – Set 4

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

1. Lack of winter rains (a)/ have delayed the sowing of (b)/
wheat crop in this area. (c)/ No error (d)
2. The teacher let the boy off (a)/ withy a warning though
he (b)/ was convinced with his guilt. (c)/ No error (d)
3. Our first trip was the most interesting one, (a)/ but our
second one, (b)/ was even more interesting.(c)/ No error (d)
4. He has been going to the office (a)/ for a year now, (b)/
and he even can‘t understand its working. (c)/ No error. (d)
5. People blamed him (a)/ for being (b)/ a coward person./
(c) No error (d)
6. We swam up to the drowning man, caught hold of his
clothes (a)/ before he could go down again (b)/ and pulled him out, safe to the
shore. (c)/ No error (d)
7. Meena was so tired (a)/ that she could not hardly (b)/
talk to the guests for a few minutes. (c)/ No error (d)
8. If I was knowing (a)/ why he was absent, (b)/ I would
have informed you. (c)/ No error (d)
9. He goes (a)/ to office (b)/ by foot. (c)/ No error (d)
10. The hundred-rupees notes (a)/ that he gave them for the
goods bought from them looked genuine (b)/ but later they reliably learnt that
the notes were all counterfeit. (c)/ No error (d)
11. The way he‘s behaving (a)/ he‘ll soon spill the beans
(b)/ I‘m afraid. (c)/ No error (d)
12. Most of the developing countries find it (a)/ difficult
to cope up with the problems (b)/ created by the sudden impact of technological
progress. (c)/ No error (d)
Answers & Explanations:

  1. Explanation (b)
    Use “has‘ instead of “have‘ as the subject “lack‘ is singular in number.
  2. Explanation (c)
    Use “of‘ instead of “with‘ as the verb “convinced‘ always takes the preposition
    “of‘ after it.
  3. Explanation (a)
    Remove “the‘. Article “the‘ is used before a superlative degree adjective only
    when comparison is made with all. If no comparison is made, the superlative
    degree adjective is used as positive degree adjective.
  4. Explanation (c)
    Remove “and‘ and use “but‘ or “yet‘. The clauses that show contrary results are
    joined by the adversative conjunctions not by the cumulative ones.
  5. Explanation (c)
    Remove person after coward.
  6. Explanation (a)
    Use “got hold‘ in place of “caught hold‘.
  7. Explanation (b)
    Remove not.
  8. Explanation (a)
    Use “I knew‘ in place of “I was knowing‘.
  9. Explanation (c)
    Use “on foot‘ in place of “by foot‘.
  10. Explanation (a)
    It should be hundred rupee note in place of hundred rupee notes.
  11. Explanation (a)
    Replace “behaving‘ with “behaving in‘
  12. Explanation (c)
    Use “sudden arrival‘ in place of “sudden impact‘.


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