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English Grammar - Editing Exercise-1

Editing Exercise
Exercise 1:
England has been long famous for her dramatist,
the greatest of who was William Shakespeare.
It is hard to find the educated man in
the English speaking world whom has not heard
for his name. The actor and playwright
born more than 400 years ago had
become not only for Englishman but for
the whole world chief symbol for
British culture. He is a dramatist and a poet.

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
.

Answers:
a) dramatist- dramatists
b) who - whom
c) the - an
d) whom - who
e) for - of
f) had - has
g) Englishman - Englishmen
h) for - of

Exercise 2:
About a year 1900, a small, dark haired boy
name Charles Chaplin was often seen
waiting outside the back entrance
of London theatres. He looks thin and
hungry but his blue eyes was determined.
He could sing or dance. His parents

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

were music hall performers but


he has been born into the life of
the theatre.

g)
h)
.

Answers:
a) a year- the year
b) name named
c) entrance entrances
d) looks looked
e) was were
f) or and
g) but and
h) has - had
Exercise 3:
In April 12, 1961, major Yuri Gagarin
become the first man ever to venture
in space. He did not know for certain
beforehand that he is to be chosen.
The Russian had three possible candidates
ready but although Gagarin was first
in the list, the choice was not definitely
made until an early morning of April 12.

Answers:

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

a) in on
b) become became
c) in into
d) is was
e) Russian Russians
f) But and
g) In on
h) an the
Exercise 4:
Educationist today are overwhelmingly
concern about the future of the youngsters.
The common complaint is students doesnt
study; they are not interested. Some blames
exposure to the media, others feel that the
present generation are not serious enough.
The CBSE expresses this concern of
reviewing the syllabus for time to time. The
idea is to build a complete personality of an individual
Answers:
a) educationist educationists
b) concern concerned
c) doesnt dont
d) blames blame
e) are is
f) of by
g) for from
h) a the
Exercise 5(CBSE paper):

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Children love picnics and outings of their parents


though they are equally happier doing things with
them around the house. A parent may make
his child feels special by following some simple
rituals. Bedtime stories, the game of cards or
simply talking and laugh together before going to
bed - some give children a wonderful sense
of well-being. they hardly ever forgot these moments
and cherish them throughout these lives.

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Answers:
a) of - with
b) happier - happy
c) around - in
d) feels - feel
e) the - a
f) laugh - laughing
g) forgot - forget
h) these - their
Exercise 6(CBSE 2007):
Time is very precious than money.
Money once lose can be regained,
but time once lost was lost forever.
Time and tide waits for no one. A
Lost opportunities may spoil ones life.
Those who doesnt act in time
has to repent afterwards. An intelligent
student prepares his lessons on advance.
Hence proper using of time is essential in life.
Answers:
a) Very more
b) Lose-lost
c) Was-is
d) Waits-wait
e) Opportunities-opportunity
f) Doesnt-dont
g) Has-have
h) On-in
i) Using-use

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g).........
h)
i)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

CBSE - Class 9/10 - Editing Exercise - 2

Editing Exercise

(See Answers below)


Q1(SQP 2011): The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the
incorrect word and the correction. Remember to underline the word you have supplied.

Often these days we hear and speak of the conquered

(a) _____ ______

in nature, the taming of a river, the war against insects

(b) _____ ______

and so on. Often these phrases being used without consciously

(c) _____ ______

attaching any value to them, but those have an

(d) _____ ______

underlying attitude of hostile towards Nature and Natures

(e) _____ ______

creatures, a viewpoint which seeming to assume

(f) _____ ______

Nature as an enemy that needs to being vanquished.

(g) _____ ______

Alternatively, Nature is seen merely as the resource to be


exploited

(h) _____ ______

Answer 1:
(a) conquered - conquest
(b) in
- of
(c) being
- are
(d) those
- they
(e) hostile
- hostility

(f) seeming
(g) being
(h) the

- seems
- be
-a

Q2(SQP 2011): The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number.
Remember to underline the word you have supplied.

When I return home from school, I found that

(a) _return_
_returned_

my mother were in kitchen and my younger

(b) _____ ______

sister is playing with her friends in the verandah.

(c) _____ ______

In my room, all the books was lying scattered

(d) _____ ______

on the floor. I am definitely very annoyed.

(e) _____ ______

I asked my sister, Ritu, did you entered this room in my


absence?

(f) _____ ______

I was looking for some colourful pictures for my scrap file. I


search

(g) _____ ______

through your books and they fall down one

(h) _____ ______

by one, she answered sheepishly.


Answer 2:
(a) return - returned
(b) were
- was
(c) is
- was
(d) was
- were
(e) am
- was
(f) entered - enter
(g) search - serached
(h) fall
- fell
Q3: The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline each
error and write your correction in the space provided. The first one has been done for you as an
example.

Thanks to the current interest for


fitness

(a) _for_ _in_

and health that peoples are taking

(b) _____ ______

in each locality we find this days

(c) _____ ______

some centres and clubs is springing

(d) _____ ______

up and they are do well in their

(e) _____ ______

new venture. But fortunately they

(f) _____ ______

are not within easy reach for all.

(g) _____ ______

They charges are too high.

(h) _____ ______

Beside, they are located in cities only.

Answer 3:
(a) for
- in
(b) peoples - people
(c) this
- these
(d) is
- are
(e) do
- doing
(f) fortunately - unfortunately
(g) for
- to
(h) They - Their
(i) Beside - Besides
.

CBSE Class 9/10 - Editing Exercise-3

EDITING EXERCISE
1. Mohan is the tallest of all the other boys.
2. This pen is superior than that.
3. He was sent with a verbal message to the head master.
4. He does not know to behave in the society.
5. He has a strong headache.
6. The train has arrived immediately.
7. She copied the draft word by word.
8. It is long since I have seen him.
9. The God is everywhere.
10. It was a long paper.
11. I feel some better.
12. Yesterday a pick-pocket cut my pocket.
13. Mrs Patil is our English Professor.
14. I dare not to do it.
15. Both men have not come.

Answers:
1. Mohan is taller than any other boy.
2. This pen is superior to that.
3. He was sent with an oral message to the head master.
4. He does not know how to behave in the society.
5. He has a severe headache.
6. The train has arrived just now.
7. She copied the draft word for word.
8. It is long since I saw him.
9. God is everywhere.
10. It was a lengthy paper.
11. I feel somewhat better.
12. Yesterday a pick-pocket picked my pocket.
13. Mrs Patil is our professor of English.
14. I dare not do it.
15. Both the men have not come.