Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26493
Q. She was (1) / heavily fined (2) / last month (3) / for coming lately. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 24 Jan 17
Replace 'lately' with 'late'.
'Lately' is an adverb that denotes 'recently'.
'Late' denotes 'after the fixed, right or usual time'.
The correct sentence should be: She was heavily fined last month for coming late.
Observe the difference in the meaning of the sentences,
e.g. Has he come lately? (Recently)
Did he come late? (After the fixed time)