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ERROR FINDING – PRACTICE SET-7 – SOLVED (Hindi & English)

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Error Finding — Practice Set-7 — Solved (Both Hindi & English)

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 25                                                                             MAXIMUM TIME: 10 minutes

1. I shall have to / withdraw from my savings / to buy a new car. / NE

2. Please find / my yesterday’s and today’s / daily reports in the documents. / NE

3. His tradition–bound attitude / had to be a constant source of dissatisfaction / among the younger members of the family. / NE

4. The comedian enthralled everybody / with his quick witty as he had chosen / just the right topic to warm up to the crowd. / NE

5. The Times of India / is the most popular news paper / of these days. / NE

6. I must compliment you / on your good manners / and your impeccable behavior. / NE

7. He was a learnt man / among lords, and a lord among men. / NE

8. Excuse / me / interrupting you. / NE

9. Seldom if ever / nature does operate / in closed and separate compartments. / NE

10. A chill wind blew / and icy fingers of death / crept up my spine. / NE

11. Read not to contradict / nor to believe / but to weigh and consider. / NE

12. I told the teacher / that the homework set for the day / was much too heavy for us to complete. /NE

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

14. It was obviously for everyone / that grandfather was /hiding something from all of us. / NE

15. One must learn / to distinguish / good from bad. / NE

16. The majority of the woman teachers / are persuading the principal / to consider their demands. / NE

17. What is / wanted are not large houses / but small cottages. / NE

18. Just as / I was entering the room, / the family was going for a party. / NE

19. The new lecturer seems to be / very popular with / most of the class. / NE

20. You say it’s your problem / but I say / it’s my also. / NE

21. He is a saint / and as such / must be respected. / NE

22. I forgot / if I had to pay / the fees today. / NE

23. Standing on the top of the light-house / the distant ships / are clearly visible. / NE

24. The winner of the / ‘journalist of the year’ award was / not other than the editor’s daughter. / NE

25. The path to / the famous church passes / through a forest. / NE

Answer Key

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

Solution with explanation (in Hindi)

1. Remove the preposition ‘from’ from part ‘B’. Verb ‘withdraw’ को transitive verb (जिस verb का कोई object हो) के रूप में भी इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है और intransitive verb (जिसका कोई object नहीं हो) के रूप में भी. जब खुद वस्तु को ही निकालना हो तो इसको transitive verb के रूप में इस्तेमाल किया जाता, और यदि कोई वस्तु किसी अन्य वस्तु से निकालनी होती है तो इसको intransitive verb के रूप में इस्तेमाल किया जाता है.

दिए गये वाक्य में ये नहीं दिया गया है कि savings कहाँ से निकाली जानी हैं अतः इसको यहाँ transitive verb के रूप में इस्तेमाल करेंगे, अर्थात इसके बाद सीधे ही object आयेगा. और इसलिए preposition ‘from’ को यहाँ से हटाना पड़ेगा. यदि ये दिया होता कि savings को कहाँ से निकाला जाना है तो preposition ‘from’ का use होता; जैसे

I shall have to withdraw my savings from the bank to buy a new car.

2. Remove he word ‘daily’ from part ‘C’ क्योंकि वाक्य में केवल दो दिन की reports की बात कही गयी है.

3. Replace ‘among’ by ‘for’ in part ‘C’. यदि कोई व्यक्ति कुछ पाकर लाभान्वित होता है तो preposition ‘for’ का use किया जाता है, ‘among’ या ‘between’ का नहीं. Part ‘B’ में ‘had to’ का use बिल्कुल सही किया गया है; Verb ‘have to’ का use किसी ऐसी बात जो सच हो के बारे में आश्वस्त होना भी होता है; जैसे

a) There has to be a reason for his strange behaviour.
b) That has to be the biggest lie ever told.

Translation in Hindi: उसके परम्परावादी दृष्टिकोण को परिवार के युवा सदस्यों के लिए असंतुष्टि का constant साधन/कारण होना ही था.

4. Replace ‘witty’ by ‘wit’ in part ‘B’. शब्द ‘witty’ एक adjective होता है, परन्तु यहाँ तो हमें noun की आवश्यकता है. ‘Warm up to’ यहाँ सही है. ‘Warm up to someone/something’ = किसी व्यक्ति या वस्तु को पसंद करना शुरू करना; जैसे

I warmed up to the committee as the interview went on.

5. Remove the preposition ‘of’ from part ‘C’. This, These, Every, Another, His, Every, Another और Last/Next + Time से पहले किसी preposition का प्रयोग नहीं किया जाता; जैसे

a) We can’t afford a holiday this year.
b) Where did you go last weekend?
c) My exams finish next Tuesday afternoon.
d) I will not stay here another minute.

6. Remove the possessive adjective ‘your’ before ‘impeccable’ in part ‘C’ क्योंकि इसको यहाँ repeated करने की आवश्यकता नहीं है.

7. Replace ‘learnt’ by ‘learned’ in part ‘A’. हालाँकि ये दोनों ही verb ‘learn’ की V3 हैं, परन्तु जब हमें adjective के रूप में ये चाहिए होती है तो ‘learned’ का use किया जाता है; ‘learnt’ का नहीं. दिए गये वाक्य में हमें noun ‘man’ का adjective चाहिए.

8. Place the preposition ‘for’ before ‘interrupting’ in part ‘C’.

9. Replace ‘nature does’ by ‘does nature’ in part ‘B’. जब भी कोई वाक्य किसी negative expression से आरम्भ होता है तो verb को invert किया जाता है; अर्थात helping verb को subject से पहले रखा जाता है. ‘Seldom if ever’ एक negative expression है. इसका अर्थ होता है ‘almost never’.

NOTE: ‘Seldom if never’ और ‘seldom or never’ एक ही बात है, और ‘rarely’ अथवा ‘seldom’ को forcefully कहने के लिए use किया जाता है; जैसे

a) I have seldom if ever been so embarrassed.
b) Such radical opinions have rarely if ever been heard here before.
c) She rarely if ever sings anymore.

10. Replace ‘crept up’ by ‘crept up on’ in part ‘C’. ‘Creep up on’ = किसी को आभास होने से पहले ही उसको कुप्रभावित करना शुरू कर देना; जैसे

Tiredness can easily creep up on you while you’re driving.

NOTE: ‘Chill’ और ‘chilly’ जब adjective होते हैं तो ये समान भाव से ही  use होते हैं, परन्तु इन दोनों में कुछ फर्क है. Word ‘chill’ को तब use किया जाता है जब कोई चीज अप्रिय/नाखुशगवार (unpleasantly) रूप से ठंडी हो  जबकि word ‘chilly’ का use तब किया जाता जब कोई चीज बहुत ज्यादा ठंडी न हो. Phrase ‘crept up on my spine’ से पता लग रहा है कि ‘wind’ ज्यादा ही ठंडी थी.

11. No error. ‘Neither — Nor’ का use तब किया जाता है जब दो बातें होती है और उनमें से कोई भी सत्य नहीं होती,अथवा वे घटित होती ही नहीं. लेकिन दिए गये वाक्य में ऐसा कुछ नहीं है. ‘Nor’ का use बिना ‘neither’ के भी किया जा सकता है. जब भी ऐसा होता है तो पहली statement negative होती है जैसा कि दिए गये वाक्य में दी गयी है — ‘read not to contradict’.

Translation in Hindi: Reading केवल किसी विचार का विरोध करना ही (contradict) नहीं है, और न ही ये किसी बात को मात्र मान लेना (believe) है, बल्कि ये है अपने  खुद के opinion को बनाना होता है. (दूसरे शब्दों में — तुम्हें किसी भी बात पर जो तुम पढ़ रहे हो trust नहीं करना चाहिए जब तक की तुम ये वास्तव में ये न  समझ लो कि कहा क्या जा रहा है.)

‘Not — nor’ के use के कुछ अन्य उदहारण:

a) I don’t want to see him go and nor do the fans.
b)
He doesn’t want to live in the country when he grows up, nor does he want to live in the city. 

12. No error. यहाँ ‘much too’ का use बिल्कुल सही हुआ है. इसको ‘too much’ से नहीं बदला जा सकता. ‘Much too’ का use किसी अप्रिय (unpleasant) adjective के पहले ये बताने के लिए किया जाता है कि क्योंकि किसी वस्तु में कोई गुण/अवगुण इतना अधिक है कि कुछ किया ही नहीं जा सकता.

‘Too much’ और ‘much too’ में यह फर्क होता है कि ‘too much’ का use किसी noun के पहले किया जाता है जबकि ‘much too’ का use किसी adjective या फिर किसी adverb के पहले किया जाता है; जैसे

INCORRECT: These are much too heavy bags. (‘Bags’ एक noun होता है.)
CORRECT: These bags are much too heavy.

INCORRECT: Madhu is too much rude. (‘Rude’ एक adjective होता है.)
CORRECT: Madhu is much too rude.

INCORRECT: I’m feeling much too pain in my leg. (‘Pain’ एक noun है.)
CORRECT: I’m feeling too much pain in my leg.

13. Replace ‘need not’ by ‘did not need to’ in part ‘A’. वाक्य के अनुसार Part ‘A’ में past tense की आवश्यकता है. स्पष्ट है कि यहाँ ‘need’ का use एक modal verb के रूप में हुआ है. लेकिन modal verb के रूप में ‘need’ की कोई past tense form होती ही नहीं. इसको past tense में बनाने के लिए इसके पहले helping verb ‘did’ का use किया जाता है; और इसकी past tense form बनती है ‘didn’t need to’ या ‘didn’t have to’; जैसे

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.

14. Replace ‘obviously’ by ‘obvious’ in part ‘A’. यहाँ हमें एक adjective की आवश्यकता है, adverb की नहीं. ‘Obviously’ तो adverb होती है.

15. No error. ‘How to’ का use कुछ करने की विधि बताने के लिए use किया जाता है. Verb ‘learn’ के साथ इसका use optional होता है. Verb ‘know’ के साथ इसका use आवश्यक होता है; जैसे

I’m learning to drive.
= I’m leaning how to drive.

INCORRECT: Do you know to swim?
CORRECT: Do you know how to swim?

16. Replace ‘woman teachers’ by ‘women teachers’ in part ‘A’. दिए गये वाक्य में दोनों ही noun ‘woman’ और ‘teacher’ main noun हैं, अतः इन दोनों को ही plural form में use किये जाने की आवश्यकता है. जब noun ‘man’ अथवा ‘woman’ को किसी अन्य noun के पहले रखा जाता है तो nouns को plural बनाने के ये नियम हैं:

i) जब दोनों ही noun main हों तो उन दोनों ही nouns को plural बनाया जाता है; जैसे

a) man driver — men drivers
b) woman doctor — women doctors

ii) जब केवल दूसरे वाली noun ही main हो तो केवल उस दूसरी noun को ही plural बनाया जाता है; जैसे

a) man eater — man eaters
b) woman lover — woman lovers
c) man hater — man haters

17. Replace ‘are’ by ‘is’ in part ‘B’. दिए गये वाक्य में पूरा का पूरा clause ‘what is wanted’ verb ‘are’ का subject है. परन्तु यहाँ verb ‘are’ को ‘is’ से बदले जाने की आवश्यकता है क्योंकि जब कोई clause किसी verb का subject होता है तो वह verb singular form में use की जाती है; जैसे

a) What I want is your books.
b) What she wants to buy is a car.

18. Replace ‘for’ by ‘to’ in part ‘C’. किसी स्थान से सम्बन्धित किसी movement करने के बारे में बात हो तो verb going + to + noun phrase use किया जाता है. ‘Party’ एक ऐसी noun है जो party के स्थान को बताती है; जैसे

a) Are you going to Reema’s party tonight?
b) I’m going to the shops. Do you want anything?

19. Replace ‘with’ by ‘in’ in part ‘B’. यदि किसी व्यक्ति के किन्ही अन्य व्यक्तियों के बीच popular होने की बात हो तो preposition ‘with’ अथवा ‘among’ का use किया जाता है; यदि किसी व्यक्ति के वास्तु के बीच popular होने की बात हो तो preposition ‘in’ use किया जाता है. ‘class’ एक वस्तु है; जैसे

a) She’s the most popular teacher in school. (SCHOOL is a thing.)
b) That song was popular with people from my father’s generation.
c) How popular is Madonna among/with teenagers?
d) The potato is the most popular vegetable in India.

NOTE: यदि कोई व्यक्ति popular हो तो हम ‘among’ भी use कर सकते हैं और ‘with’ भी. यदि कोई वस्तु (thing) या विचार (idea) popular हो तो हम सिर्फ ‘among’ का use ही कर सकते हैं; ‘with’ का नहीं; जैसे

She is popular among her students. (‘Ashe’ is used for people.)
= She is popular with her students.

INCORRECT: This policy is popular with the workers. (POLICY is a thing/idea.)
CORRECT: This policy is popular among the workers.

20. Replace ‘my’ by ‘yours’ in part ‘C’. यहाँ एक possessive pronoun की आवश्यकता है; और वो भी ‘yours’ की; ‘mine’ की नहीं.

21. No error

22. Replace ‘if’ by ‘that’ in part ‘B’. Verb ‘forget’ के बाद यदि कोई clause दे रखा है तो conjunction ‘that’ का use किया जाता है, ‘if’ का नहीं. उस clause के पहले ‘that’ का use optional, होता है; अर्थात इसका use किया भी जा सकता है और भी भी; जैसे

I’d forgotten that you’d already given me the money.
= I’d forgotten you’d already given me the money.

23. Insert ‘to one’ before the participle ‘standing’ in part ‘A’ क्योंकि participle एक adjective का काम करता है, qualify करने के लिए इसके साथ किसी noun अथवा pronoun का होना आवश्यक होता है; जैसे

INCORRECT: Walking in the garden, a tree fell down.
CORRECT: While I was walking in the garden, a tree fell down.

[‘Walking’ इस वाक्य में एक present participle है (A verb form working as an adjective), अतः qualify करने के लिए वाक्य में इसके लिए noun अथवा pronoun का होना आवश्यक है. लेकिन जैसा की दिख रहा है वो noun अथवा pronoun यहाँ नहीं है. TREE तो वो noun हो नहीं सकती क्योंकि कोई tree चल नहीं सकता.]

ऐसे ही कुछ और उदहारण:

INCORRECT: Being a rainy day, I did not go out.
CORRECT: It being a rainy day, I did not go out.

INCORRECT: Being too costly for him, he could not buy the car.
CORRECT: The car being too costly for him, he could not buy it.

NOTE: लेकिन कभी-कभी उस noun अथवा  pronoun को वाक्य में बताना आवश्यक नहीं होता क्योंकि वो पहले से ही understood होती है; जैसे

Being ill, I could not attend the meeting.

[इस वाक्य में participle ‘being’ की pronoun ‘I’ है जो यहाँ understood है.]

24. Replace ‘not’ by ‘none’ or ‘no’ in part ‘C’. जब किसी स्थिति विशेष में किसी व्यक्ति अथवा वस्तु के बारे में कोई बात आश्चर्यजनक रूप से कही जाती है तो उस व्यक्ति अथवा वस्तु के नाम को बलपूर्वक रूप से कहने के लिए ‘none other than’ अथवा ‘no other than’ का use किया जाता है; जैसे

He called together all his employees and announced that the manager was none other than his son.

25. No error

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Solution with explanation (in English)

1. Remove the preposition ‘from’ from part ‘B’. Verb ‘withdraw’ can both be used as a transitive verb or as an intransitive verb. When something itself is taken away back or removed back we use it as a transitive verb (with an object), but when something is taken away back or removed from something else we use it as an intransitive verb (without an object).

Here in the sentence we are not given anything from where or what savings to be withdrawn, so we must use it transitively and remove the preposition ‘from’. Had the place/thing given from savings to be withdrawn, the preposition ‘from’ would have been correct; e.g.

I shall have to withdraw my savings from the bank to buy a new car.

2. Remove he word ‘daily’ from part ‘C’ as we are talking about only two days reports, not the daily reports.

3. Replace ‘among’ by ‘for’ in part ‘C’. If somebody is benefited to get something we use the preposition ‘for’, not ‘among’ or ‘between’. Use of ‘had to’ in part ‘B’ is quite correct; the verb ‘have to’ can also be used to say you feel certain that something is true; e.g.

a) There has to be a reason for his strange behaviour.
b) That has to be the biggest lie ever told.

Translation in Hindi: उसके परम्परावादी दृष्टिकोण को परिवार के युवा सदस्यों के लिए असंतुष्टि का constant साधन/कारण होना ही था.

4. Replace ‘witty’ by ‘wit’ in part ‘B’. ‘Witty’ is an adjective, but we need a noun here. ‘Warm up to’ is correct. ‘Warm up to someone/something’ = to begin to like/enjoy someone/something; e.g.

I warmed up to the committee as the interview went on.

5. Remove the preposition ‘of’ from part ‘C’ as We don’t use a preposition before time phrases beginning with This, These, Every, Another and Last/Next, etc.; e.g.

a) We can’t afford a holiday this year.
b) Where did you go last weekend?
c) My exams finish next Tuesday afternoon.
d) I will not stay here another minute.

6. Remove the possessive adjective ‘your’ before ‘impeccable’ in part ‘C’ as it doesn’t need to be repeated here.

7. Replace ‘learnt’ by ‘learned’ in part ‘A’. Though both are V3 of the verb ‘learn’, as an adjective ‘learned’ is used, not ‘learnt’. Here we need an adjective of the noun ‘man’.

8. Place the preposition ‘for’ before ‘interrupting’ in part ‘C’.

9. Replace ‘nature does’ by ‘does nature’ in part ‘B’. When a sentence begins with a negative expression we invert the verb, means the helping verb comes before the subject. ‘Seldom if ever’ is a negative expression. It means ‘almost never’.

NOTE: ‘Seldom if never’ and ‘seldom or never’ are same thing, and are used as a more forceful way to say ‘rarely’ or ‘seldom’; e.g.

a) I have seldom if ever been so embarrassed.
b) Such radical opinions have rarely if ever been heard here before.
c) She rarely if ever sings anymore.

10. Replace ‘crept up’ by ‘crept up on’ in part ‘C’. ‘Creep up on’ = to begin to affect somebody, especially before they realize it; e.g.

Tiredness can easily creep up on you while you’re driving.

NOTE: ‘Chill’ and ‘chilly’ as adjectives are used in the same sense, but slightly differently. ‘Chill’ is used when something is unpleasantly cold whereas ‘chilly’ is used for things which are moderately cold. The phrase ‘crept up on my spine’ suggests that ‘wind’ was unpleasantly cold, not moderately cold.

11. No error. ‘Neither — Nor’ is used to say when there are two things and neither of them is true, or does not happen at all. But here there is nothing like that. ‘Nor’ can also be used without pairing it with ‘neither’. When this happens the first statement is negative as it is here – ‘read not to contradict’.

Translation in Hindi: Reading केवल किसी विचार का विरोध करना ही (contradict) नहीं है, और न ही ये किसी बात को मात्र मान लेना (believe) ही है, बल्कि ये है अपने  खुद के opinion को बनाना. (दूसरे शब्दों में — तुम्हें किसी भी बात पर जो तुम पढ़ रहे हो trust नहीं करना चाहिए जब तक की तुम ये वास्तव में ये न  समझ लो कि कहा क्या जा रहा है.)

Another examples of use of ‘not — nor’:

a) I don’t want to see him go and nor do the fans.
b)
He doesn’t want to live in the country when he grows up, nor does he want to live in the city. 

12. No error. Here use of ‘much too’ is quite correct. You cannot replace it by ‘too much’. We use ‘much too’ in front of an unpleasant adjective to say that something cannot be done or achieved because someone or something has too much of a quality.

The difference between the uses of ‘too much’ and ‘much too’ is that ‘too much’ is used with a noun whereas ‘much too’ is used before adjectives and adverbs without a noun; e.g..

INCORRECT: These are much too heavy bags. (‘Bags’ is a noun.)
CORRECT: These bags are much too heavy.

INCORRECT: Madhu is too much rude. (‘Rude’ is an adjective, not a noun.)
CORRECT: Madhu is much too rude.

INCORRECT: I’m feeling much too pain in my leg. (‘Pain’ is a noun, not an adjective.)
CORRECT: I’m feeling too much pain in my leg.

13. Replace ‘need not’ by ‘did not need to’ in part ‘A’. According to the context of this sentence we need a past tense in part ‘A’. Here you see use of ‘need’ is as a modal verb. But ‘neede’ when it’s a modal verb has no past tense form. To make it in the past we use the helping verb ‘did’ with it, so it’s past form is either ‘didn’t need to’ or ‘didn’t have to’; 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.

14. Replace ‘obviously’ by ‘obvious’ in part ‘A’. Here we need an adjective, not an adverb. ‘Obviously’ is an adverb rather.

15. No error. ‘How to’ is used to say methods of doing something. Its use with the verb ‘learn’ is optional. For the verb ‘know’ its use is necessary; e.g.

I’m learning to drive.
= I’m leaning how to drive.

INCORRECT: Do you know to swim?
CORRECT: Do you know how to swim?

16. Replace ‘woman teachers’ by ‘women teachers’ in part ‘A’. Here both the nouns ‘woman’ and ‘teacher’ are main nouns, so we need to make both in the plural. When the nouns ‘man’ or ‘woman’ is placed before another noun, rule of making them in the plural is as follow:

i) When both the nouns are main nouns, both nouns are made plural; e.g.

a) man driver — men drivers
b) woman doctor — women doctors

ii) When only the second noun is main noun, the second noun is made plural; e.g.

a) man eater — man eaters
b) woman lover — woman lovers
c) man hater — man haters

17. Replace ‘are’ by ‘is’ in part ‘B’. Here entire clause ‘what is wanted’ is the subject of the verb ‘are’. But, here, ‘are’ needs to be replaced by ‘is’ as When ‘what’ starts a clause which is the subject of a sentence, we use a singular verb for that clause; e.g.

a) What I want is your books.
b) What she wants to buy is a car.

18. Replace ‘for’ by ‘to’ in part ‘C’. To talk about movement in relation to a place or a person we use the verb going + to + noun phrase. ‘Party’ is a noun which is referring to the place of the party here; e.g.

a) Are you going to Reema’s party tonight?
b) I’m going to the shops. Do you want anything?

19. Replace ‘with’ by ‘in’ in part ‘B’. When talking about people ‘popular’ takes the preposition ‘with’ or ‘among’, when talking about things we use the preposition ‘in’ with it. ‘Class’ is a thing; e.g.

a) She’s the most popular teacher in school. (SCHOOL is a thing.)
b) That song was popular with people from my father’s generation.
c) How popular is Madonna among/with teenagers?
d) The potato is the most popular vegetable in India.

NOTE: If a person is popular we use either ‘among’ or ‘with’, if a thing is thing/idea is popular we can only use ‘among’, not ‘with’; e.g.

She is popular among her students. (‘She’ is used for people.)
= She is popular with her students.

INCORRECT: This policy is popular with the workers. (POLICY is a thing/idea.)
CORRECT: This policy is popular among the workers.

20. Replace ‘my’ by ‘yours’ in part ‘C’. Here we a need a possessive pronoun, that too ‘yours’, not ‘mine’.

21. No error

22. Replace ‘if’ by ‘that’ in part ‘B’. If a clause is there after the verb ‘forget’ we use the conjunction ‘that’ not ‘if’. Use of ‘that’ in such a case is optional, means it’s not necessary to use at all; e.g.

I’d forgotten that you’d already given me the money.
= I’d forgotten you’d already given me the money.

23. Insert ‘to one’ before the participle ‘standing’ in part ‘A’ as a participle (ing form working as an adjective) works of an adjective it must have a noun/pronoun to describe. ‘standing’ is a participle; e.g.

INCORRECT: Walking in the garden, a tree fell down.
CORRECT: While I was walking in the garden, a tree fell down.

[‘Walking’ in this sentence is a present participle (A verb form working as an adjective), so it must have a noun/pronoun to describe. But you’ll see it’s missing that. Of course the ‘tree’ is not that noun as a tree cannot walk.]

Some more such examples

INCORRECT: Being a rainy day, I did not go out.
CORRECT: It being a rainy day, I did not go out.

INCORRECT: Being too costly for him, he could not buy the car.
CORRECT: The car being too costly for him, he could not buy it.

NOTE: But sometimes we do not need to mention the subject of a participle as it’s already understood; e.g.

Being ill, I could not attend the meeting.

[In this sentence we do not need to mention the subject with the participle ‘being’ as it’s understood that ‘I’ itself is the subject here.]

24. Replace ‘not’ by ‘none’ or ‘no’ in part ‘C’. When we want to emphasize the name of a person or thing when something about that person or thing is surprising in a particular situation we use ‘none other than’ or ‘no other than’; e.g.

He called together all his employees and announced that the manager was none other than his son.

25. No error

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