Spotting Errors : Based on Adverb- Set 12

Direction: (Q. Nos 1-20): The sentence given below, have three parts, indicated by (a), (b) and (c). read each sentence to find out whether there is an error. If you find an error in any part [(a), (b) or (c)] of a sentence, indicate your response by blackening the letter related to that part in the answer sheet provided. If a sentence has no error, indicate by blacking the part (d), which stands for ‘No error’. (Ignore the error of punctuation, if any)

  1. When I got (a) / home I was (b) / too exhausted (c) / No error (d)
  2. I did not know hardly (a) anyone in the city (b) / and so felt lonely (c) / No error (d)
  3. I rarely find something (a) / in the movies (b) / that is worth remembering (c) / No error (d)
  4. You have (a) / acted nobler (b) / than all of us (c) / No error (d)
  5. Don’t stop (a) / anywhere. Go home (b) / directly (c) / No error (d)
  6. He has no time (a) / to read magazines (b) / and no desire neither (c) / No error (d)
  7. He has not seldom (a) / visited his parents (b) / since he left this place (c) / No error (d)
  8. It was much hot (a) / yesterday and we (b) / didn’t go out (c) / No error (d)
  9. I meet him often (a) / near (b) / the Town Hall (c) / No error (d)
  10. I told her (a) as blunt as I could (b) / but she was not convinced (c) / No error (d)
  11. My mother works (a) / very quicker than (b) / I at embroidery (c) / No error (d)
  12. She is sure a great singer (a) and no other singer (b) / is a match for her (c) / No error (d)
  13. It is better to be frugal (a) / but don’t be miser (b) / in giving alms (c) / No error (d)
  14. I never remember (a) / to have met (b) / a more interesting girl in my life (c) / No error (d)
  15. I refused to (a) / accompany him because (b) / I was so tired (c) / No error (d)
  16. Raja Ram Mohan Roy tired to eradicate (a) / social evils with (b) / tooth and nail (c) / No error (d)
  17. The student came to the classroom (a) / lately and was punished (b) / by the teacher (c) / No error (d)
  18. He looks full of energy (a) / today because he (b) / soundly slept last night (c) / No error (d)
  19. She had barely nothing (a) / to eat when she came (b) / to me last month. (c) / No error (d)
  20. It had been too cold (a) / the whole month and we preferred (b)/ to stay in the plains (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (c) Replace ‘too’ by ‘very’
  2. (a) Replace ‘did not know hardly’ by ‘hardly knew’
  3. (a) Replace ‘something’ by ‘anything’
  4. (b) Replace ‘nobler’ by ‘more nobly’
  5. (c) Replace ‘directly’ by ‘direct’
  6. (c) Replace ‘neither’ by ‘either’
  7. (a) Delete ‘not’
  8. (a) Replace ‘much’ by ‘very’
  9. (a) Replace ‘meet him often’ by ‘often meet him’
  10. (b) Replace ‘blunt’ by ‘bluntly’
  11. (b) Replace ‘very quicker’ by ‘more quickly’.
  12. (a) Replace ‘sure’ by ‘surely’
  13. (b) Replace ‘miser’ by ‘miserly’
  14. (a) Replace ‘never’ by ‘do not’
  15. (c) Replace ‘so’ by ‘very’
  16. (b) Delete ‘with’
  17. (b) Replace ‘lately’ by ‘late’
  18. (c) Replace ‘soundly slept’ by ‘slept soundly’
  19. (a) Replace ‘nothing’ by ‘anything’
  20. (a) Replace ‘too’ by ‘very’

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