Error Correction Quiz for NIACL Assistant 2017 – Set 6

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

1. He has been suffering (a)/ with fever (b)/ for the last
six weeks. (c)/ No error (d)
2. The examination begins (a)/ from Monday (b)/ next weak.
(c)/ No error (d)
3. My father says (a)/ that one should always be sincere
(b)/ to his duties. (c)/ No error (d)
4. There has been (a)/ a number of railway accidents (b)/
during the last month. (c)/ No error (d)
5. Inspite of all efforts to eradicate malaria (a)/ it still
prevalent (b)/ in many parts of India. (c)/ No error(d)


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6. It is only three days ago (a)/ that (b)/ he has arrived.
(c)/ No error (d)
7. He has lost (a)/ all what (b)/ I gave him. (c)/ No error
8. I have (a)/ No news from him (b)/ for a long time. (c)/
No error (d)
9. The train should arrive at (a)/ 7:30 in the morning (b)/
but it was almost an hour late. (c)/ No error (d)
10. I should do (a)/ the same (b)/ If I were in your place.
(c)/ No error (d)
11. When he asked me as to why (a)/ I had not finished my
work in time, (b)/ I felt confused. (c)/ No error (d)
12. The Foreign Minister said (a)/ there was no use to
criticize the policy of non-alignment (b)/ which had stood the test of time.
(c)/ No error (d)


  1. Explanation: (b)
    Use ‘from‘ in place of ‘with‘. Suffer from something is used.
  2. Explanation: (b)
    Use ‘on‘ in place of ‘from‘. On is used to show a day or date.
  3. Explanation: (c)
    Use ‘one‘s in place of ‘his‘.
  4. Explanation: (a)
    Use ‘have‘ in place of ‘has‘. A number of always takes a plural noun and a
    plural verb.
  5. Explanation: (b)
    say ‘it is still prevalent‘
  6. Explanation: (c)
    Remove ‘has‘.
  7. Explanation: (b)
    use ‘that‘ in place of ‘what‘. That is usually used with all, only, etc.
  8. Explanation: (b)
    Use ‘of‘ in place of ‘from‘
  9. Explanation: (a)
    Replace ‘should‘ by ‘could‘ or ‘was to‘.
  10. Explanation: (a)
    Use ‘would‘ in place of ‘should‘.
  11. Explanation: (a)
    Remove ‘as to‘. The sentence is complex one with noun clause.
  12. Explanation: (b)
    Replace ‘there was no use‘ by ‘it was of no use‘ or ‘it was useless‘.

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