Error FindingPractice Sets - English

ERROR FINDING – PRACTICE SET-4 – SOLVED (ENGLISH & HINDI)

Here is a Practice Set on Error Finding. All the question included in this Practice Set are supported by the answer key of the set. Each question of this Practice Set is also well supported by lucid and detailed explanation both in English and Hindi. I’m sure you won’t face a problem in understanding those explanations.

Further, I want to ensure you that this Practice Set on Error Finding will be very useful for any competitive exams of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) or Grade-II DASS Exam of the DSSSB, and other similar exams and will help you score good score. Names of some exams are given below for example:

1. Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam Tier-I & Tier-II
2. Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam (CHSL) Tier-I
3. SI in Delhi Police and CPO Exam Paper-I & Paper-II
4. Stenographers Exam
5. Grade-II DASS Exam conducted by Delhi Staff Subordinate Services (DSSSB)

 

Error Finding — Practice Set-4 — Solved (Both English & Hindi)

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 25                                                            MAXIMUM TIME: 10 minutes

1. Where / have I / to deposit the fee? / NE

2. If Deepak had been with us / from the beginning / we would be much happier / NE

3. By the time she had finished her work / I had nearly given up / all hope of arriving at the party in time. / NE

4. How close the ball / will come depends / on how forcefully it was hit. / NE

5. The vaccine / when hit the Indian market / is dogged by controversy. /NE

6. Ram is as good, / if not better / than they. / NE

7. This young lady is more beautiful / but not so cultured as / her sister. / NE

8. As they climb / higher, the air became cooler. / NE

9. Engines used in space shuttles / are much larger and more stronger than / the ones used in jet planes. / NE

10. It is / a / desert place. / NE

11. The man whom I thought / was thoroughly honest / proved to be a swindler. / NE

12. Bacon the father / of the English essay had / a thirst for knowledge. / NE

13. When Albert stayed at the African jungle / he chose to put up with many inconveniences such as / wild animals and poisonous insects. / NE

14. Deepak told me that he / would take me to the park / when he would come home. / NE

15. Let us go / for a picnic, / shouldn’t we? / NE

16. Whenever they go out / shopping, they / take their pet cat with them. / NE

17. It is a worth watching documentary, / you must not / miss it. / NE

18. The process was too simple and easy to understand / that it hardly took five minutes / for us to grasp it. / NE

19. The arm was so badly injured / that he must have / it amputated. / NE

20. The father said to his son / that if he wanted to achieve his goal / he must work hard. / NE

21. When viewed with his point of view / the entire episode assumes / a different colour altogether./ NE

22. I did not / play, / nor I studied. / NE

23. You need not tell a lie / when the judge asked you where you were / when the crime was committed. / NE

24. Someone, they don’t know whom, / knocked at / their door in midnight. / NE

25. Let us picnic / on that field / over there. NE

Answer Key

1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. C 6. A 7. A 8. A 9. B 10. C
11. A 12. D 13. A 14. C 15. C 16. D 17. A 18. A 19. B 20. A
21. A 22. C 23. A 24. C 25. B

Solution with explanation (in Hindi)

1. Replace ‘HAVE I’ by ‘DO HAVE I’ in part ‘B’. जब HAVE का अर्थ मालिकाना हक बताना नहीं होता तो इसके negative और interrogative को DO/DID helping verbs को use करके बनाया जाता है. मालिकाना हक बताना हो तो इसके negative और interrogative को खुद HAVE का use करके भी बनाया जा सकता है और helping verbs DO/DID का use करके भी; जैसे

INCORRECT: How many classes have you a week?
CORRECT:  How many classes do you have a week?

INCORRECT: Has she a difficulty solving this sum?
CORRECT: Does she have a difficulty solving this sum?

INCORRECT: I had not any difficulty locating the office.
CORRECT: I didn’t have any difficulty locating the office.

Have you an extra pen? (मालिकाना हक)
= Do you have an extra pen.

2. Replace WOULD BE by WOULD HAVE BEEN in part ‘C’. यह एक type-III conditional sentence है. ऐसे sentences में जब IF-CLAUSE की verb (here Had Been) past perfect tense में हो तो main clause की verb PERFECT CONDITIONAL (Would+Have+V3) tense में होती है. इस वाक्य में MUCH का use बिल्कुल सही है. किसी comparative degree से पहले MORE/MOST का use नहीं किया जाता, इसके पहले VERY का use भी नहीं किया जाता है. हाँ, इसके पहले MUCH का use बिल्कुल सही होता है, VERY MUCH or FAR का use भी सही होता है; जैसे

INCORRECT: Rohan is very quicker than she is.
CORRECT: Rohan is much/very much/far quicker than she is.

INCORRECT: Yours is very bigger house than ours.
CORRECT: Yours is a much/very much/far bigger house than ours.

NOTE: हालाँकि sentence को इसके part ‘A’ की verb (HAD BEEN) को change करके भी सही किया जा सकता है लेकिन हम ऐसा करेंगे नही, क्योंकि sentence के ऐसे format में जब sentence को उसके किन्ही भी 2 parts में से किसी एक part से अशुद्धि को सही किया जा सकता है तो उनमें से पहले part को छेड़ा जाता नहीं.

3. Replace HAD FINISHED by FINISHED in part ‘A’. Phrase BY THE TIME का प्रयोग यह बताने के लिए किया जाता है कि इसके दूसरे clause में बताई गयी घटना (event) BY THE TIME clause, में दी गयी घटना से पहले घटित हुई है. दी गयी 2 घटनाओं में से पहले घटित हुई घटना के लिए Past Perfect Tense और बाद में घटित हुई घटना के लिए Past Simple tense use किया जाता है; जैसे

By the time we turned on the TV, the movie had already started.

4. Replace WAS HIT by IS HIT in part ‘C’. यह एक universal fact है, इसलिए second clause की verb present tense में होगी.

5. Replace IS DOGGED by WAS DOGGED in part ‘C’ क्योंकि ये घटना past time की है.

6. Replace AS GOOD by AS GOOD AS in part ‘A’. IF यहाँ एक conjunction है. यदि हमें एक ही वाक्य में positive और comparative degrees दोनों का ही use करना हो तो हम उन्हें हम एक conjunction का use करके नीचे दी गयी विधियों में से किसी भी एक एक विधि का प्रयोग करके जोड़ सकते हैं:

i) As + Positive Degree + As + conjunction + Comparative Degree + Than
ii) Comparative Degree + Than +conjunction +As + Positive Degree + As

a) She is as tall as and more beautiful than you.
b) He is better than and as wise as you.

INCORRECT: Karan is as intelligent if not more than his sister.
CORRECT: Karan is as intelligent as if not more than his sister. OR Karan is as intelligent as his sister, if not more.

INCORRECT: This is as good if not better than that.
CORRECT: This is as good as if not better than that. OR This is as good as that, if not better.

7. Replace MORE BEAUTIFUL by MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN in part ‘A’. BUT is a conjunction here. बाकी की explanation ऊपर दिए गये question में देखिये.

8. Replace CLIMB by CLIMBED in part ‘A’. कहीं climb करने की यह कोई particular घटना है. यदि subject ONE/WE/YOU में से कोई होता तो यह एक universal fact बन जाता, और    फिर अशुद्धि  part ‘C’ में होती और verb BECAME के स्थान पर BECOMES हो जाती.

9. Remove MORE from part ‘B’ क्योंकि किसी comparative degree के पहले MORE use नहीं किया जाता. STRONGER एक comparative degree का adjective है.

10. Replace DESERT by DESERTED in part ‘C’. यहाँ हमें noun PLACE की विशेषता बताने वाला adjective चाहिए, कोई noun नहीं चाहिए. DESERT तो एक noun है.

11. Replace WHOM by WHO in part ‘A’.

WHO और WHOM के use में यदि कोई confusion हो तो वाक्य में दी गयी verbs की संख्या को गिनिये और देखिये की  क्या उनके subjects की संख्या भी उतनी ही है. Subjects और verbs की वह संख्या यदि एक समान है तो WHOM का use होना है, और यदि संख्या एक समान नहीं है तो WHO का use होना है.

दिए गये वाक्य में दी गयी verbs संख्या में ये 3 हैं: THOUGHT, WAS and PROVED. verb THOUGHT का subject  ‘I’, verb PROVED का subject MAN है, लेकिन verb WAS का subject कोई नहीं है, इसलिए यहाँ WHO की आवश्यकता है WHOM की नहीं. WHOM तो एक object के स्थान पर आता है. एक और example देखिये:

The doctor who/whom you recommended is not available for three months.

(इस वाक्य में verb RECOMMENDED का subject YOU है, verb IS का subject DOCTOR है. अब और कोई verb शेष नहीं बची, अर्थात subjects और verbs की संख्या बराबर है, इसलिए यहाँ objective case WHOM का use होगा.)

12. No error. यहाँ article THE का use noun ESSAY के लिए हुआ है, noun language ENGLISH. के लिए नहीं. ENGLISH का use तो यहाँ एक adjective के रूप में हुआ है.

THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE = knowledge प्राप्त करने की प्रबल इच्छा

13. Replace THE by AN in part ‘A’ जिस jungle की बात हो रही है वो कोई specific jungle नहीं है. PUT UP का प्रयोग यहाँ सही है; इसका अर्थ होता है कहीं पर temporarily ठहरना.

14. Replace WOULD COME by CAME in part ‘C’. इस वाक्य की direct speech होगी:

Deepak said to me, “I will take you to the park when I come home.”

15. Replace SHOULDN’T by SHALL in part ‘C’. अगर किसी sentence की शुरुआत LET’S से हो तो उसके question tag में SHALL WE use होता है चाहे sentence affirmative हो या negative, जैसे

Let’s go to the market, shall we?

16. No error. जब हम किसी सामान्य activity जिनमे कोई movement होती है तो हम GO OUT + GERUND (ing form) भी use कर सकते हैं और GO + GERUND (ing form) भी; जैसे

They have gone fishing until later this evening.
= They have gone out fishing until later this evening.

It was pouring with rain and all we could do was to go shopping.
= It was pouring with rain and all we could do was to go out shopping.

NOTE-I: verb GO के इस अर्थ में हम BE OUT + GERUND (ing form) का use भी कर सकते हैं; जैसे

Mother is out shopping with my sister.

NOTE-II: यदि किसी activity की कोई स्पष्ट शुरुआत होती हो और उसका अंत भी स्पष्ट होता हो तो हम GO+TO-INFINITIVE का use करते हैं; जैसे

INCORRECT: They’ve gone watching the tennis match.
CORRECT: They’ve gone to watch the tennis match.

NOTE-III: यदि verb GO के बाद कोई noun दी गयी हो तो GO FOR का use करते हैं; जैसे

He goes for a morning walk daily. (यहाँ WALK एक noun है.)

17. Replace WORTH WATCHING DOCUMENTARY by DOCUMENTARY WORTH WATCHING in part ‘A’. WORTH + ING FORM का use दी गयी noun के बाद में होता है पहले नहीं.

18. Replace TOO SIMPLE by SO SIMPLE in part ‘A’. जब हम किसी adverb का use positive tone में करते हैं तो SO का use करते हैं, TOO का use तो negative tone में किया जाता है. किसी adjective या adverb के सामने जब TOO का use किया जाता है यो इसका मतलब है कि उस  adjective या adverb की quality का आवश्यकता के हिसाब से अधिक होना, और इसलिए ये negative प्रभाव छोड़ता है. HARDLY TOOK FIVE MINUTES का use हमें बताता है कि बात positive way में हो रही है. ये उदहारण देखिये:

a) My bed is too short for my height.
b) I could know his character too late.
c) He drives far too fast.
d) I was very angry but not too angry to lose control.

19. Replace MUST HAVE by HAD TO HAVE or HAD TO GET in part ‘B’. MUST + V1 का use केवल present और future contexts के लिए ही होता है, लेकिन यहाँ हमें past tense की आवश्यकता है. दिए गये sense में MUST का past HAD TO होता है.

20. Remove the article THE before FATHER in part ‘A क्योंकि पारिवारिक संबंधों के नाम से पहले कोई article use नहीं किया जाता.

NOTE-I:  दिया गया वाक्य Indirect Speech में है. verb SAY और verb TELL का use indirect speech में कैसे होता है देखिये: Indirect Speech में आमतौर पर हम SAY या TELL + OBJECT का use करते हैं, लेकिन SAY TO + OBJECT का use भी शुद्ध होता है; जैसे

He said, “I just heard the news.”
= He said that he had just heard the news.
= He told me that he had just heard the news.
= He said to me that he had just heard the news.

NOTE-II: THAT और IF का एक साथ use सही है. यहाँ THAT का use एक ऐसे conjunction के रूप में हुआ है जो assertive sentences को Indirect Speech में बदलने के लिया किया जाता है, जबकि IF का use एक ऐसे conjunction के रूप में हुआ है जो conditional sentences के लिए किया जाता है.

21. Replace WITH by FROM in part ‘A’. Verb ASSUMES का use यहाँ शुद्ध है क्योंकि यहाँ episode के present time में effect होने की बात हो रही है. किसी के दृष्टिकोण को बताने के लिए preposition FROM का use किया जाता है, OF का नहीं; जैसे

a) From a financial point of view the project was a disaster.
b) From my point of view, the party was a complete success.

22. Replace NOR I STUDIED by NOR DID I STUDY in part ‘C’. NOR का use किसी noun के पहले भी हो सकता है जैसे की यहाँ – NEITHER MOHAN NOR SOHAN, और किसी clause के पहले भी. ऊपर दिए गये वाक्य में I STUDIED एक clause है, जब इसका use किसी clause के पहले होता है तो उस clause की helping verb उस clause के subject के पहले रखी जाती है; जैसे

a) The officer didn’t believe me, nor did the girls when I told them.
b) We cannot give personal replies, nor can we guarantee to answer letters.

23. Replace NEED TO TELL by DID NOT NEED TO TELL in part ‘A’. Sentence के context (सन्दर्भ) के अनुसार यहाँ हमें modal verb NEED की past form चाहिए. लेकिन modal verb NEED की past form कोई होती ही नहीं. इसकी past form NEED के पहले helping verb DID रख कर बनाया जाता है जैसे की DIDN’T NEED TO अथवा DIDN’T HAVE TO. ये देखिये:

INCORRECT: I needed not to take my wife to the doctor.
CORRECT: I didn’t need to take my wife to the doctor. OR I didn’t have to take my wife to the doctor.

24. Replace the preposition IN by AT in part ‘C’. ऐसी time expressions जो किसी समय विशेष को इंगित करती हैं तो उनके पहले preposition AT का use किया जाता है; और ऐसी time expressions जो किसी अवधि विशेष को इंगित करती हैं तो उनके पहले preposition IN का use किया जाता है. MIDNIGHT दिन का वह अंग होता है जब रात के exactly 12 बजते हैं (अर्थात समय विशेष), NOON दिन का वह अंग होता है जब दिन के exactly 12 बजते हैं (अर्थात समय विशेष). इसलिए MIDNIGHT and NOON दोनों ही किसी समय विशेष को बताते हैं और इनके साथ preposition AT का use किया जाता है, और हम कहते हैं AT MIDNIGHT और AT NOON.

AFTERNOON और MORNING समय विशेष को नहीं बताते, बल्कि ये दोनों ही किसी अवधि विशेष को बताते हैं, और इसलिए ही इन दोनों के पहले preposition IN का use किया जाता है, AT का नहीं, और हम कहते हैं: IN THE MORNING और IN THE AFTERNOON.

25. Replace the preposition ON by IN in part ‘B’. Preposition ON का use ऐसे surfaces के लिए किया जाता है जिनके चारों और कोई wall, boundary, आदि नहीं होती जबकि Preposition IN का use ऐसे surfaces के लिए किया जाता है जिनके चारों और कोई  न कोई wall, boundary, आदि होती है. किसी FIELD के चारों और आमतौर पर कोई न कोई boundary होती है.

Solution with explanation (in English)

1. Replace ‘HAVE I’ by ‘DO HAVE I’ in part ‘B’. When HAVE does not mean TO POSSESS/OWN we make its negative and interrogative of HAVE with DO/DID. If the verb HAVE means to POSSESS/OWN, then we can make its negative and interrogative either using HAVE itself or using the helping verbs DO/DID; e.g.

INCORRECT: How many classes have you a week?
CORRECT:  How many classes do you have a week?

INCORRECT: Has she a difficulty solving this sum?
CORRECT: Does she have a difficulty solving this sum?

INCORRECT: I had not any difficulty locating the office.
CORRECT: I didn’t have any difficulty locating the office.

Have you an extra pen? (here HAVE = to possess/own)
= Do you have an extra pen.

2. Replace WOULD BE by WOULD HAVE BEEN in part ‘C’. This is a type-III conditional sentence. In such sentences when the verb of the IF-CLAUSE (here Had Been) is in the past perfect, the verb of main clause is PERFECT CONDITIONAL (Would+Have+V3). Use of MUCH is quite correct here. Before a comparative degree we do not use MORE/MOST, also we don’t use VERY. Yes, We can use MUCH. Read this:

We don’t use VERY with comparatives, rather we use MUCH, VERY MUCH or FAR with them; e.g.

INCORRECT: Rohan is very quicker than she is.
CORRECT: Rohan is much/very much/far quicker than she is.

INCORRECT: Yours is very bigger house than ours.
CORRECT: Yours is a much/very much/far bigger house than ours.

NOTE: Though the sentence can also be made error free by making a correction of the verb in part ‘A. But in the given format we can’t do so as when a sentence can be corrected from two parts we can’t touch the first part.

3. Replace HAD FINISHED by FINISHED in part ‘A’. Phrase BY THE TIME is typically used to mean that the other given event occurs before the event given in the BY THE TIME clause, so we can’t use the Past Perfect Tense in this clause; e.g.

By the time we turned on the TV, the movie had already started.

4. Replace WAS HIT by IS HIT in part ‘C’. It’s a universal fact, therefore the verb of the second clause needs to be in the present.

5. Replace IS DOGGED by WAS DOGGED in part ‘C’ as it’s a past event.

6. Replace AS GOOD by AS GOOD AS in part ‘A’. IF is a conjunction here. If we have to use both positive and comparative degrees in one single sentence, we join them by adding a conjunction in either of the following two ways:

i) As + Positive Degree + As + conjunction + Comparative Degree + Than
ii) Comparative Degree + Than +conjunction +As + Positive Degree + As

a) She is as tall as and more beautiful than you.
b) He is better than and as wise as you.

INCORRECT: Karan is as intelligent if not more than his sister.
CORRECT: Karan is as intelligent as if not more than his sister. OR Karan is as intelligent as his sister, if not more.

INCORRECT: This is as good if not better than that.
CORRECT: This is as good as if not better than that. OR This is as good as that, if not better.

7. Replace MORE BEAUTIFUL by MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN in part ‘A’. BUT is a conjunction here. See the explanation at question 6.

8. Replace CLIMB by CLIMBED in part ‘A’. This is a particular instance of climbing somewhere. If the subject would have been ONE/WE/YOU instead of THEY it would have become a universal fact, and therefore the error would be in part ‘C’ and the verb then would be BECOMES instead of BECAME.

9. Remove MORE from part ‘B’ as we do not use MORE before a comparative degree. STRONGER is an adjective of comparative degree. Also two comparative degrees (here LARGER and STRONGER) are joined by AND, so we only use the adverb before the first one. Use of the adverb MUCH is quite correct here.

10. Replace DESERT by DESERTED in part ‘C’. Here we need an adjective qualifying the noun PLACE, we don’t need a noun. DESERT is a noun.

11. Replace WHOM by WHO in part ‘A’.

In case of confusion count the number of verbs and see whether or not there are as many subjects in the sentence. If every verb of the sentence has a subject, we need WHOM otherwise WHO. In the above sentence there are three verbs namely THOUGHT, WAS and PROVED. Here the subject of the verb THOUGHT is ‘I’, and subject of the verb PROVED is MAN, but the subject of the verb WAS is not given, therefore here we need WHO instead of WHOM. WHOM is used as an object. Another example:

The doctor who/whom you recommended is not available for three months.

(In this sentence, the verb RECOMMENDED has the subject YOU, the verb IS has the subject  THE DOCTOR. There is no verb left without a subject now. Therefore we need WHOM here.)

12. No error. Here the article THE is used for ESSAY, not for the language ENGLISH. ENGLISH has been used here as an adjective.

THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE = a strong desire for knowledge

13. Replace THE by AN in part ‘A’ as the jungle we are talking about here is not specific. PUT UP is correct, it means to stay somewhere temporarily.

14. Replace WOULD COME by CAME in part ‘C’. The direct speech of this sentence is: Deepak said to me, “I will take you to the park when I come home.”

15. Replace SHOULDN’T by SHALL in part ‘C’. With LET’S (LET US), the question tag is SHALL WE. (For both affirmative and negative); e.g.

Let’s go to the market, shall we?

16. No error. When we speak about general activities that involve movement we can use either GO OUT + GERUND (ing form) or GO + GERUND (ing form); e.g.

They have gone fishing until later this evening.
= They have gone out fishing until later this evening.

It was pouring with rain and all we could do was to go shopping.
= It was pouring with rain and all we could do was to go out shopping.

NOTE-I: In this meaning of GO we can also use BE OUT + GERUND (ing form); e.g.

Mother is out shopping with my sister.

NOTE-II: If the activities have a clear beginning and end, then we use GO+TO-INFINITIVE; e.g.

INCORRECT: They’ve gone watching the tennis match.
CORRECT: They’ve gone to watch the tennis match.

NOTE-III: If it’s a noun (not activity) after GO we use GO FOR; e.g.

He goes for a morning walk daily. (here WALK is a noun.)

17. Replace WORTH WATCHING DOCUMENTARY by DOCUMENTARY WORTH WATCHING in part ‘A’. WORTH + ING FORM is used after the noun, not in front of it.

18. Replace TOO SIMPLE by SO SIMPLE in part ‘A’. When we use an adverb in a positive way we use SO, not TOO. When we put TOO in front of an adjective or adverb, it means that an amount or degree of a quality is more than needed or wanted. HARDLY TOOK FIVE MINUTES suggests that here we are talking in a positive way; e.g.

a) My bed is too short for my height.
b) I could know his character too late.
c) He drives far too fast.
d) I was very angry but not too angry to lose control.

19. Replace MUST HAVE by HAD TO HAVE or HAD TO GET in part ‘B’. MUST + V1 can only be used in present or future contexts, but we need the past tense here. Past of MUST in this sense is HAD TO.

20. Remove the article THE before FATHER in part ‘A’ as we don’t use an article with the names of family relations.

NOTE-I:  The given sentence is in the Indirect Speech. Correct use of SAY and TELL in indirect speech: In indirect speech we normally use SAY or TELL + OBJECT, but SAY TO + OBJECT is also correct, however is much less usual than TELL + OBJECT; e.g.

He said, “I just heard the news.”
= He said that he had just heard the news.
= He told me that he had just heard the news.
= He said to me that he had just heard the news.

NOTE-II: Use of THAT and IF in togetherness is correct. Use of THAT is as a conjunction that we use to convert assertive sentences in the Indirect Speech whereas use of IF is as a conjunction that we use for conditional sentences.

21. Replace WITH by FROM in part ‘A’. Use of the verb ASSUMES is correct as we are talking the effect of the episode in the present. Preposition FROM is used for showing somebody’s point of view. FROM ONE’S POINT OF VIEW = as far as one is concerned. More such examples:

a) From a financial point of view the project was a disaster.
b) From my point of view, the party was a complete success.

22. Replace NOR I STUDIED by NOR DID I STUDY in part ‘C’. NOR can be used with nouns like in NEITHER MOHAN NOR SOHAN, and before clauses. I STUDIED is a clause, when it’s used with a clause you put NOR at the beginning of that clause and use the helping verb of the main verb before the subject of that clause; e.g.

a) The officer didn’t believe me, nor did the girls when I told them.
b) We cannot give personal replies, nor can we guarantee to answer letters.

23. Replace NEED TO TELL by DID NOT NEED TO TELL in part ‘A’. According to the context of the sentence we need the modal verb NEED to be in the past. The modal verb NEED does not have a past form. Instead, we use DIDN’T NEED TO or DIDN’T HAVE TO in the past; e.g.

INCORRECT: I needed not to take my wife to the doctor.
CORRECT: I didn’t need to take my wife to the doctor. OR I didn’t have to take my wife to the doctor.

24. Replace the preposition IN by AT in part ‘C’. For time expressions that refer to PARTICULAR POINT OF TIME we use the preposition AT, for time expressions that refer to PARTICULAR PERIOD OF TIME we use the preposition IN. MIDNIGHT is the part of day when the clock strikes at 12 at night, NOON is the part of day when the clock strikes at 12 in the day time. Therefore both MIDNIGHT and NOON are particular points of time.

AFTERNOON and MORNING are not particular points of time; rather they are particular periods of time, therefore we don’t use the preposition AT for them; rather we use IN and say IN THE MORNING and IN THE AFTERNOON.

25. Replace the preposition ON by IN in part ‘B’. We use ON for surfaces with open ends whereas we use IN for a surface with a wall, fence, etc. around it. A FIELD is normally surrounded by a fence.

For more chapters/topics on English Grammar read the following book authored by me.

Link for buying the above book

CLICK HERE TO BUY

For English Practice Sets on various topics read the following book authored by me.

Link for buying the above book

CLICK HERE TO BUY
Previous post

ERROR FINDING - PRACTICE SET-3 - SOLVED (ENGLISH & HINDI)

Next post

ERROR FINDING - PRACTICE SET-5 - SOLVED (ENGLISH & HINDI)

Maha Gupta

Maha Gupta

Founder of www.examscomp.com and guiding aspirants on SSC exam affairs since 2010 when objective pattern of exams was introduced first in SSC. Also the author of the following books:

1. Maha English Grammar (for Competitive Exams)
2. Maha English Practice Sets (for Competitive Exams)

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *