Thursday, 19 April 2012

English Grammar - Editing Exercise-1 (#eduvictors)(#cbsenotes)

Editing Exercise
English Grammar - Editing Exercise-1 (#eduvictors)(#cbsenotes)

Exercise 1:

England has been long famous for her dramatist,a)……………
the greatest of who was William Shakespeare.b)……………
It is hard to find the educated man inc)………………
the English speaking world whom has not heardd)………………
for his name. The actor and playwrighte)……………
born more than 400 years ago hadf)………………
become not only for Englishman but forg)……………
the whole world chief symbol forh)………………
British culture. He is a dramatist and a poet..


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 boya)……………
name Charles Chaplin was often seenb)……………
waiting outside the back entrancec)………………
of London theatres. He looks thin andd)………………
hungry but his blue eyes was determined.e)……………
He could sing or dance. His parentsf)………………

were music hall performers but
g)……………

he has been born into the life of
h)………………
the theatre..


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 Gagarina)……………

become the first man ever to venture
b)……………
in space. He did not know for certainc)………………

beforehand that he is to be chosen.
d)………………
The Russian had three possible candidatese)……………
ready but although Gagarin was firstf)………………

in the list, the choice was not definitely
g)……………
made until an early morning of April 12.h)………………




Answers:


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 overwhelminglya)……………
concern about the future of the youngsters.b)……………
The common complaint is students doesn’tc)………………
study; they are not interested. Some blamesd)………………
exposure to the media, others feel that the
present generation are not serious enough.e)………………

The CBSE expresses this concern of
f)……………
reviewing the syllabus for time to time. Theg)………………
idea is to build a complete personality of  an individualh)……………


Answers:
a) educationist – educationists
b) concern – concerned
c) doesn’t – don’t
d) blames – blame
e) are – is
f) of – by
g) for – from
h) a – the
 


Exercise 5(CBSE paper): 

Children love picnics and outings of their parentsa)……………
though they are equally happier doing things withb)……………
them around the house. A parent may makec)………………
his child feels special by following some simpled)………………
rituals. Bedtime stories, the game of cards ore)
simply talking and laugh together before going tof)………………
bed - some give children a wonderful sense
of well-being. they hardly ever forgot these momentsg)…………
and cherish them throughout these lives.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.a)……………
Money once lose can be regained,b)……………

but time once lost was lost forever.
c)………………
Time and tide waits for no one. Ad)………………
Lost opportunities may spoil one’s life.e)
Those who doesn’t act in timef)………………
has to repent afterwards. An intelligentg).........
student prepares his lessons on advance.      h)…………
Hence proper  using of time is essential in life.   i)……………

Answers:
a) Very – more
b) Lose-lost
c) Was-is
d) Waits-wait
e) Opportunities-opportunity
f) Doesn’t-don’t
g) Has-have
h) On-in
i) Using-use

☛ See also
Editing Exercise-1
Editing Exercise-2
Editing Exercise - 3
Editing Exercise - 4
Editing Exercise - 5
Cloze Test and Error Correction