English: Error Spotting for NICL and other exams – Set 58

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. a) When he was a young man, James Milton realized that he desperately,
    b) want to be a father. At that time, he imagined that he would have a traditional family
    c) with a wife and perhaps two or three children.
    d) But as he grew older, he never
    e) manage to find the right partner.
    A) a) and c)
    B) a),c) and d)
    C) c) only
    D) b) only
    View Answer
    Option B

    In b) , want > wanted ; In e), manage > managed
  2. a) Even in rich countries, there are still million of people
    b) who remains poor. These poor people find it
    c) hard to live on their low salaries. At
    d) the same time, a small number of
    e) very rich people earn millions of pound
    A) all are correct.
    B) all are correct except b)
    C) c) , d) and e)
    D) a) , d) and e)
    View Answer
    Option C

    In a), million > millions ; In b) , remains > remain
  3. a) Most people enjoy going out in the countryside.
    b) The natural scenery and sounds of nature make people
    c) feel happy and relaxed. Studies show that
    d) even pictures of the natural world can
    e) make people feeling better.
    A) All are correct except e)
    B) All are correct except a)
    C) b) , c) and d)
    D) a) , b) and c)
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    Option C

    In a) , in > into ; In e) , feeling > feel
  4. a) It’s well known that being physically active
    b) is good for your health, but we don’t hear
    c) so much about the harmful consequences of
    d) doing too little exercise. These
    e) can be very serious indeed.
    A) b) only
    B) c), d) and e)
    C) c) only
    D) All are correct.
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. a) A common garden flower may hold the
    b) secrets that can transform modern medicine and help
    c) researchers find a cure for cancer, one of the world’s
    d) biggest killing diseases.
    e) It’s botanical name is colchicum autumnale.
    A) All are correct.
    B) a) , b) and c)
    C) All are correct except e)
    D) b) and c)
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    Option B

    In d) , killing > killer ; In e) , It’s > its
  6. a) Nowadays, that position has become untenable
    b) and so there has been appropriate shift in strategy.
    c) Instead of focusing on the harmful effects of smoking,
    d) the industry emphasize questions of civil liberty
    e) For example, it finances the pro-smoking group FOREST.
    A) a) and e)
    B) All are correct
    C) All are correct except d)
    D) a) , c) and e)
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation : In b) , put an before appropriate ; In d) , emphasize > emphasizes
  7. a) Twenge wondered whether students really were brighter
    b) and more likely to be high achiever, perhaps because of improved
    c) education standards or greater diligence in studying,
    d) but when she studied the data
    e) she found that there was actually no evidence for this
    A) c) and d)
    B) b) , c) and d)
    C) All except b)
    D) c) , d) and e )
    View Answer
    Option C

    achiever > achievers
  8. a) People who published their own books used to be
    b) looked down : it was all about ego and vanity for would-be authors
    c) who just couldn’t make the grade. But since
    d) the digital revolution and the raise in popularity
    e) of e-books, attitudes have began to change
    A) a) and b)
    B) b) and d)
    C) a) , e) and e)
    D) a) and c)
    View Answer
    Option D

    In b) , down > down on ; In d) , raise > rise and In e ) , began > begun
  9. a) Kite flying is becoming an increasingly popular sport and hobby,
    b) with a huge followers all over the world. At a recent kite flying festival held
    c) in the UK, there were as many as 40,000 visitors and the participants
    d) including expert kite flyers from as far
    e) a field as Australia, South Africa and North America as well as from Europe.
    A)All are correct.
    B) a) , c) and d)
    C) a) and c)
    D)a) , c) and e)
    View Answer
    Option D

    In b) , followers > following ; In d) , including > included
  10. a) Architecture aims at Eternity”, said the great British architect
    b) Sir Christopher Wren, who died at the age of 91
    c) exactly 290 years ago. It may appear
    d) a rather arrogant statement today,
    e) but in Wren’s case we can forgive such feeling.
    A) All are correct.
    B) a) and b)
    C) a), b) and d)
    D) a) and e)
    View Answer
    Option C

    In c), It > This ; In e) , feeling > feelings.

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70 Thoughts to “English: Error Spotting for NICL and other exams – Set 58”

  1. ~NIk~ching~001~


      1. ~NIk~ching~001~

        mam apne mjhe pratikriya di..me kritgya ho gya yha pe aagman

        1. Ambika

          ji dhanyawaad ..aap aagman karte rhiye hum aapki sewa main hamesha upasthit hi rhenge

          1. ~NIk~ching~001~

            are u doyen/emulous of az ?

          2. Ambika

            yes ..i am one of the moderators say???

  2. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    nice questions mam…;)))

    1. ~NIk~ching~001~

      kitna aaya?

  3. Ambika

    countryside means into rural area
    so we can’t say in the countryside here ,,the rule is to use into the countryside

    1. Ambika

      comparison is made there
      see in a) and b) it is saying brighter because of improved ( this is the base of comparison ) standards

  4. ~NIk~ching~001~

    rural area me jana

  5. ครђ

    Thankyouu Ma’am 🙂

  6. Sachin Shukla


  7. Taru

    NICE questions



  9. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    TY))) Very gud lvl
    only 4-5 correct :((

  10. raj

    ans are wrong

      1. raj

        explanation me kuch aur ans h aur ans me kuch aur eng section me jha maine ye comment kra h

        1. U have to choose correct sentence s here.
          And in explanation corrections are given in other sentence s

  11. Shantanu S. Niharika

    Good morning ?

  12. Shantanu S. Niharika

    Any quiz?

    1. Good Morning

      Quiz at evening and night time

      1. Shantanu S. Niharika

        But yesterday there was no quiz
        Why so!?

        1. It was going on after 8 PM
          Come to day at 8 PM on link:::


          Link will get active at 8 PM

          1. Shantanu S. Niharika

            Thank you.

  13. yuvi

    thanku mam..very good questions.:)

  14. Abhi

    qstn 1 answer wrong hai kya ?:/

    1. Nhi its correct. Why?

  15. pranay

    q 4 is good for your health—–our health nehi hoga? plz help mam

    1. Ambika

      both are correct…its just the way author means to explain something …no error there

  16. Player

    mam q4) me “so much” …right ??

    1. Ambika

      yes it is correct.

  17. EKTA

    nice level mam. thanks for ur great efforts mam..mam if u would provide timing also it will be so good for us ,

    1. Ambika

      yes we ll provide 🙂

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