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The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its  correction as shown in the example.

Error   Correction 

A Saint walks the Streets of Kolkata         walks   walked 

It can happen only at India. It                 1.    ___   ___ 

is time that us realised our                     2.    ___   ___ 

strength. We are greater people. We     3.    ___   ___ 

have so much Religious Leaders.          4.    ___   ___ 

1.(A) on (B) in (C) at (D) near 

2.(A) ours (B) they (C) he (D) we 

3.(A) great (B) greatest (C) greater (D) greatful 

4.(A) more (B) few (C) many (D) all

 

Answer

  Error  Correction 
1 at (B) in
2 us (B) we
3 greater (B) great
4 much (A) many

 

Explanation:

  1. At- “At” is used to point out common nouns such as railway stations, parks etc. and not with proper nouns. India is a proper noun. So, the correct word is “in”.
  2. Us- “Us” is used when we are talking about things belonging to a group of people and not with verbs. So, the correct word is “we”.
  3. Greater- “Greater” is the second (comparative) degree of comparison and is used when one thing is compared with another. So, the correct word is “great”.
  4. Much- “Much” is used when we are talking about the quantity of objects such as rice which cannot be measured individually (it is impossible to count  single grains of rice) and not with humans or objects whose quantity can be measured individually. So, the correct word is “many”.

Thus, the correct paragraph is

A Saint walked  the Streets of Kolkata

It can happen only in India. It

is time that we realised our

strength. We are great  people. We

have so many  Religious Leaders.

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