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The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along  with its correction in the space provided.

Error   Correction

Tallam is situated in an                              1.  _______ _______ 

altitude of about 550 feet on a Southern   2.  _______ _______ 

arm of a deep Bay of the Western Ghats. 3.  _______ _______ 

Tallam boasts of delight Forest Scenery.   4.  _______ _______ 

1.(A) at (B) on (C) of (D) onto 

2.(A) an (B) the (C) a (D) that 

3.(A) of (B) off (C) in (D) on 

4.(A) delighted (B) lighted (C) delightful (D) None of the these

Answer

 

Let’s check do each line one by one

1. Tallam is situated in an 

The full sentence is - Tallam is situated in an altitude of about 550 feet

 

Altitude is height, and we always use at with it.

Thus, option (b) is correct.

 

2. altitude of about 550 feet on a Southern

The full sentence is - altitude of about 550 feet on a Southern arm of a deep Bay

 

Since we are talking about a bay in Wester Ghats, it is a specific object. So, we will use the with it.

Thus, option (b) is correct.

3. arm of a deep Bay of the Western Ghats.

 

Since the bay must be inside the western ghats, we use in.

Thus, option (c) is correct.

 

4. Tallam boasts of delight Forest Scenery.

Out of the options, only delightful makes sense.

Thus, option (c) is correct.

 

Thus, the correct answer is

  Error  Correction 
1 in (B) on
2 a (B) the
3 of (C) in
4 delight (C) delightful
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