Thursday, 7 June 2018

CBSE Class 10/ Class 9 English Grammar - Editing Exercise - 5 (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

EDITING EXERCISE

CBSE Class 10/ Class 9 English Grammar - Editing Exercise (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Following are the editing exercises appeared in Class 10 Board examination papers.

Q1. 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 correction has been done as an example. (4 marks)

The Davis Cup is an beautiful silver punch ____a____
bowl of engravings in gold. This trophy was _________
gifted in the United States Lawn Tennis Association _________
by the well known American tennis player, D.F. Davis on 1990. _________
The Davis Cup is a world championship who _________
go on practically throughout the year. The top _________
16 tennis nation form the World Group _________
and compete among one another. The losing teams _________
is eliminated like in any other normal championship. _________




Q2. 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 correction has been done as an example. (4 marks)

Pollution is one of a most serious problems facing humanity ___the___
today. This problem was fairly complicated _________
for much of pollution is caused of objects _________
and activites that benefit mankind. Two-thirds in _________
Delhi's appalling atmospheric pollution is caused on vehicles. _________
to end and even greatly reduce pollution would _________
call for a total re-assessment in what are _________
consider to be necessaties of life _________
Is we prepared to do it? _________

3. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline each error and write your correction in the space provided. The first correction has been done as an example. (4 marks)

The Band-Aid was invent in New Jersey. _invented_
Dickson was fretted as his wife Josephine, cut _________
herself again and again on working in the _________
kitchen. One day while he was wrapping his _________
wound once again on a bulky bandage of gauze _________
and tape, he was struck by an idea. He put some _________
gauze on a strip of the medical tape and the _________
Band-Aid was born. Billion of cuts and scrapes _________
later the Band-Aid is celebrating it's 75th birthday. _________

4. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline each error and write your correction in the space provided. The first correction has been done as an example. (4 marks)

Lila's favourite subject in school was maths. She enjoy _enjoyed_
solving problems, and was enthusiastic for new problems _________
done in class. But a lot many of her friends found Maths _________
extremely difficult, and until they thought it was a _________
difficult subject they saw no point to work at it. _________
Maths was the very least popular subject in class. _________
Then Lila decided to help three of her friend. She was _________
patient and good in explaining things. Her friends realised _________
that maths is easy if they paid attention. _________



Answers

Answer 1.
a) of → with
b) in → to
c) on → in
d) who → which
e) go → goes
f) nation → nations
g) among → against
h) is → are

Answer 2.
a) was → is
b) of → by
c) in → of
d) on → by
e) to → To
f) are → is
g) consider → considered
h) Is → Are

Answer 3.
a) as → because
b) on → while
c) his → here
d) on → with
e) by → with
f) the → a
g) Billion → Billions
h)  it's → its

Answer 4. 
a) for → of
b) a lot → Φ
c) until → as
d) to work → working
e) very → Φ
f) friend → friends
g) in → at
h) is → was


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

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