Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.4)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).


(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The Indian radio
[B]. which was previously controlled by the British rulers
[C]. is free now from the narrow vested interests.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option C


is now free from the narrow vested interests.

Shruthi said: (Aug 31, 2010)  
What is the difference in 'now free' and 'free now'?.

Thank you in advance.

Nilesh said: (Nov 29, 2010)  
Why "an Indian radio" not use?

Hemanth said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
According to my knowledge, If we refer a particular noun we use 'The' and we talk about generalize we use "an"

Abhishek Singh said: (Jan 4, 2011)  

We use the for universl truth.


After is mainn verb we use because before it helping verb.

Anmol said: (Jan 16, 2011)  
'an indian radio' specifies a particular radio bt we r talking in general about the indian radio industry so we use 'the'

Poornima said: (Feb 9, 2011)  
Whether Hemanth statement correct or Anomol 'statement correct?

Prasanna said: (Mar 18, 2011)  
We use "THE" when there is no other competants for the verb..and so The has been used in the setence...

Gopal said: (Jun 7, 2011)  
All of you please concentrated on given problem.

Prabakaran said: (Aug 19, 2011)  
What is the difference in 'now free' and 'free now'?.

Preethi.P.Ramanujam said: (Aug 25, 2011)  
This doesnt make any difference. "now free" and "free now". If there is any please explain. Thank you.

Akshay said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
What is the difference between "free now" and "now free" ?

Div said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
Nothing different except your decision to emphasize free or now, the word you emphasize on will appear at the last position.

Prince said: (Sep 18, 2011)  
We use "now free" for exclamatory or surprised sentences and in other hand "free now" is use in normal present condition.


This watch is "free now" with one golden watch.

Shwetha said: (Sep 20, 2011)  
Then is " I am free now" correct? or " I am now free"?

Shwetha said: (Sep 20, 2011)  
"Shwetha, an Indian" or " Shwetha, the Indian"? help me out please.

Macs said: (Oct 5, 2011)  
'Free now' is ambiguous. 'Now free' is not ambiguous.

Sunil said: (Nov 8, 2011)  
I think now us adverb that should immediately come after helping verb.

Prashanth said: (Jan 6, 2012)  
I am free now it means I don't have any ambiguous - so how can I say it is ambiguous and un ambiguous ?

Kokila said: (Feb 4, 2012)  
I didn't get correct explaination. Please can anyone explain free now & now free.

Abdul Rahim said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
Free now means:- for a limited period its free and after that we want to pay

Now Free:-previous days we want to pay for that, but now onwards we can use it as free for a long period

Ramesh said: (Feb 19, 2012)  
Where do we use and what is difference between "free now"and "now free"?

Siddaram said: (Mar 9, 2012)  
I am free now. He is now free from that problem.

Friends that prepositon from makes the difference between ' free now' and 'now free'.

Amit said: (Apr 16, 2012)  
There should be "An Indian Radio" instead of "the Indian Radio".

Udhaya said: (May 12, 2012)  
See the Vowel sound should be aei instead of In. See there is a India is mentioned so that we need to use The, The is definite article we need to use instead of An ok. Thank you

Srinithi said: (May 13, 2012)  
"now" is specifying time so we may use "now" anywhere in the sentence.

Divya said: (May 23, 2012)  
Abdul's answer is perfectly correct.

Muthu Kumar said: (Jun 20, 2012)  
Instead of the Indian radio why not An Indian Radio ?

Mani said: (Jun 26, 2012)  
Give the correct explanation with example for the "free now" & "now free"?

Arun said: (Aug 19, 2012)  
Amy Vowels starts with 'An'

Veekkas said: (Sep 16, 2012)  
The Indian Radio is correct because in international level India is only one country thats why The is correct.

Jaanu said: (Dec 28, 2012)  
We use "THE" for universal truth. So "The" instead of "An" is right.

Shalini said: (Mar 3, 2013)  
Am not getting the clear idea about "free now" and "now free".

Can anyone explain?

Ali Umar said: (Mar 29, 2013)  
For the best of my knowledge "from" is a preposition so that where ever we will write we have to write "free from". Because it is a fixed preposition. We cannot write separately these two words. You can also search so many fixed preposition in the Grammar.

Anonymous said: (Jul 27, 2013)  
The difference between these two terms "Free now" and "now free" is as follows:

When you say "now free from, " the word from joins free with person or organisation, for example.

India is now free from British rule (Here from is linking free and British rule).

When Britishers left India and we got independence, we can write:

India is now free or India is free now.

Arshi said: (Aug 24, 2013)  
According to my point of view "now free" is used for long period and "free now" is used for limited period.

Pranathi said: (Oct 12, 2013)  
Now free is used for limited period and free now for long period, @Siddaram gave good example.

Tiyasa said: (Feb 1, 2014)  
What is the diff between free now and now free?

Mahnoor said: (Jun 22, 2014)  
What is the diff btw free now and now free?

Abhishek said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
Try to focus in the given problem what's difference between now free and free now?

Anushka said: (Sep 12, 2014)  
Tell me 1thing as in past continuous we use was with ing. Then why in 2nd sentence with was we don't use ing.

Rathika said: (Sep 21, 2014)  
In my point of view,

eg: He is now free from his work.(mentioning the little time period that he is now only free).

Sheela solved all her problems so that she free now.(mentioning the long time period that she will be free hereafter).

Gaman Dua said: (Nov 17, 2014)  
Adverb is used after helping verb or modals.

Ankit said: (Dec 15, 2014)  
According to me, now is an adverb and free is an adjective. If we use 'free now', free (which is an adjective) ends up modifying now (which is an adverb) , which is grammatically incorrect. An adjective can modify only a noun whereas an adverb can modify verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

Please correct me if I've missed something.

Asha said: (Jan 17, 2015)  
Second phrase is compared with the first one so otherwise I am free now is a correct sentence.

Sai Ganesh said: (Sep 13, 2015)  
I think "the Indian" also wrong this one because vowel sounds are a, e, i, o, you then Indian "i" is there so we use "an".

Shikha said: (Sep 18, 2015)  
Why we are using previously if we are using was before it in B option?

Giselle said: (Dec 19, 2015)  
I think using "is" instead "was", is a past tense right?

Deepak said: (Mar 2, 2016)  
Now is the adverb, used before main verb and after the subject.

Siddu said: (Apr 5, 2016)  
They haven't used pronoun while explaining second sentence. The Indian radio it is now noun, they have to use pronoun like, it is free.

Nishant said: (May 15, 2016)  
For litter time period free now.

For long time period now free.

Indrajit said: (May 24, 2016)  
Because auxiliary verb (now) in a clause cannot be separated from the main verb (rules) they should be close next to each other.

Niya said: (Jun 8, 2016)  
Now is used after the verb of Before Subject.


1- I am free now.

2- Now, I am free.

So there are no differences between 'Free now' and 'now Free' if we see them as a word only, but whenever we make Sentences through it then we always use free now.

Because free is verb & Now is placed after verb Free.

Has anyone got it?

Madhu Sudhan said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
Here the mistake is "is" instead of this we should use" was". Because it was happened already.

Heenal said: (Oct 31, 2016)  
A comma is missing in option A. It should be like this : The Indian radio, which was previously controlled by the British rulers, is free now from the narrow vested interests.

Sanjay said: (Dec 23, 2016)  
Narrow need not to use here.

Arun said: (Jan 10, 2017)  
Why not an Indian radio?

K.Ramya said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Why not A?

Sanjay Kumar said: (Mar 4, 2017)  
I think "now" is not required. Like.

"is free from the narrow vested interests".

Shekhar said: (Mar 20, 2017)  
We do not use "an India" So, I think the article is wrong.

Anu Seengal said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
The Indian is correct, but I can't understand 3 line.

Akshay Rastogi said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
Vested interest is word used instead of vested interests.

Raunak said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
In option, B. Isn't it the statement wrong.

[B]. Which was previously controlled by the British rulers.

Which could be written correctly as; "which was controlled by the British rulers".

Ahmed said: (Oct 1, 2017)  
"now free" and "free now' are not the same. According to the linguistic, it should be "now free" the word now' is an adverb of time.

Alok said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
I agree with you @Raunak.

Rohit said: (Mar 4, 2018)  
"The Indian radio" cannot be 'an Indian radio' because Indian radio is unique in the world that's it can't present at any other place except India that is radio is specific of India.

Raju said: (Sep 26, 2018)  
What is the difference in 'now free' and 'free now'?

S_Ryan said: (Oct 14, 2018)  
(Adverb + Adjective) -> now free.

Sanju said: (Dec 7, 2018)  
As per me, there is no need of "From".

Pushpa said: (Dec 23, 2018)  

I am free now.
Now I am free.

Both sentences are correct and can be used in a similar manner and in place of the other. But, when we observe it minutely, we see a subtle but great difference. "I am free now' means something like, "I am currently free but I will have to get back to work later. So, if there is something extra which needs to be attended to, I can do it now'. Now, "Now I am free' is very definitive and lofty. It indicates that now that something big/monumental has happened, I am (finally) free. Say, I got rid of guilt by performing an act of charity and now my conscience is clear or may be I achieved personal liberty which I did not have before.

Anamullah Najar said: (Nov 20, 2020)  
An Indian is grammartically wrong. Article THE is used with Nationality and community.

Chandana Akoju said: (Dec 29, 2020)  
Free now or now free, let me know the difference?

Vijetha A said: (Sep 16, 2021)  
"The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is free now from the narrow vested interests".

- Which indicates it is removed from control.

"Free from" means released or removed from something.

So the correct sentence is, "The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is now free from the narrow vested interests".

Vijetha A said: (Sep 16, 2021)  
"The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is free now from the narrow vested interests".

- Which indicates it is removed from control.

"Free from" means released or removed from something.

So the correct sentence is, "The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is now free from the narrow vested interests".

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