Error Correction Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017 – Set 5

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1. News travel (a)/ very fast today (b)/ due to advancement
in technology. (c)/ No error (d)
2. The Chairman made it clear at the meeting (a)/ that he
will not step down (b)/ from his position as chairman. (c)/ No error (d)
3. We had (a)/ lot of difficulty (b)/ in finding the way
here. (c)/ No error (d)
4. Just as he was driving along the road, (a)/ a bus pulled
up and the driver asked him (b)/ if he has seen a briefcase on the road. (c)/
No error (d)
5. Experience has taught me (a)/ not to ignore any man, high
or low, (b)/ not to ignore anything, great or small. (c)/ No error (d)

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6. I have spent (a)/ most of my money, (b)/ so I can travel
only bus. (c)/ No error (d)
7. When my friends came to visit us (a)/ at the railway
station (b)/ they left some of their luggages. (c)/No error (d)
8. As an officer (a)/ he not only was competent (b)/ but
also honest. (c)/ No error (d)
9. If you will come tomorrow (a)/ we can go to the market
(b)/ and do our own shopping together. (c)/No error (d)
10. If we exercise regularly (a)/ we will be (b)/ more
healthier. (c)/ No error (d)
11. He boasts of having visited Europe many times (a)/ but
he can neither speak English (b)/ nor he can speak French. (c)/ No error. (d)
12. Whenever possible, one should avail the opportunity (a)/
that come one‘s way (b)/ if one wants to achieve success in life. (c)/ No error


  1. Explanation: (a)
    Use “travels‘ as the noun, “News‘ is singular.
  2. Explanation: (b)
    Replace “will‘ by “would‘ as the first clause is in the past tense.
  3. Explanation: (b)
    Use “a‘ before “lot of‘.
  4. Explanation: (c)
    Replace “has‘ by “had‘ because the first clause is in the “past indefinite
    tense. In such a case an event that took place earlier than that must be in the
    past perfect tense.
  5. Explanation: (c)
    Remove the words “not to ignore and use “nor‘.
  6. Explanation: (b)
    Use “the‘ before “most‘. When the preposition “of‘ is used after a superlative
    degree adjective like most, best, greatest, the article “the‘ is used before
  7. Explanation: (c)
    Replace “luggages‘ by “items of luggage‘.
  8. Explanation: (b)
    Use “was‘ after “he‘. The clause would be “he was not only competent‘.
  9. Explanation: (a)
    Remove “will‘. In the conditional sentences, where both the acts are to take
    place in future the clause with “if‘ is in present indefinite tense.
  10. Explanation: (c)
    Remove “more‘. “More‘ is not used with an adjective in its comparative degree.
  11. Explanation: (c)
    Remove “he can‘. It is superfluous.
  12. Explanation: (b)
    Replace “come‘ by “comes‘ because the subject “opportunity‘ is singular in

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