Grammar - Editing

Editing

1. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Edit the passage and write the omitted word along with the word that comes before and after against the blank number. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Gone are the days / going to school     
Was any other ritual. Elders in the     
House would fix specific day as        
Shubh Muhurat going to school and     
Puja would performed before a child    
Was put a school then called Pathshala. 
The child then seek the blessings of   
Elders and his teachers complete his       
Education.


1.     When
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________


2. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline the error and write the correct word in front of it in your answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Drug addiction are become very much
common between the modern youths.
It is spread like a contagious disease
on every nook and corner of the world.
The misguided youths take resort in this
bad habit and ruins not only their family but too their life as well. These are from affluent families that use heroine, smack, opium, charas, ganja, cocain or brown sugar.


1.  has            
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________


3. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline the error and write the correct word in front of it in your answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Machines are superior mental abilities
than many life forms. No fern or oak
tree can play chess as well as a simplest
digital computer, nor could frogs weld our bodies as well like robots. The three
fingered mechanic manipulator is clever in such ways than the three toed sloth. It seems computers, with terms of intellect, are above plants or most animals.


1.    have           
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________


4. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Edit the passage and write the omitted word along with the word that comes before and after against the blank number. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Car tyres act cusions for the wheels
and give the car good grip on the road
preventing it skidding while turning
corners or when the brake applied. A
smooth tyre grips the road far better a treated tyre, racing cars therefore fitted
smooth tyres. Non-racing cars could
use smooth tyres too they moved only
dry roads like racing cars.


1.  as           
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________


5. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline the error and write the correct word in front of it in your answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Man’s dependence plants is 
indispensable. It this dependence
for food, shelter, and clothing has led
him explore all possible ways to preserve plants being lost to the ravages of
natural man-made calamities. Accordingly, man used different methods to overcome calamities. While doing so, scientists hit upon technique whereby plants ……………..


1.  on 
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________



1. Answers:

1. days / going =  When
2. Was / any    = like
3. fix / specific  =  a
4. Muhurat / going = for
5. would / performed = be
6. put / a school = to
7. child / then = would
8. teachers / complete = to

2. Answers:

1. addiction are become =  has
2. common between the = among
3. is spread like =  spreading
4. on every = in
5. resort in this = to
6. and ruins not = ruin
7. but too their = also
8. families that use = who

9. cocain or brown = and

3. Answers:

1. Machines are superior = have
2. than many = to
3. as a simplest = the
4. nor could frogs = can
5. as well like = as
6.  is clever = cleverer
7. in such ways = some
8. computers, with terms = in
9. plants or most =and

4. Answers:

1. act / cusions = as
2. car / good = a
3. it / skidding = from
4. the / brake = is  
5. better / a = than
6. cars / therefore = are
7. / smooth = with
8. too / they = if
9. / dry = on

5. Answers:

1. dependence / plants = on
2. It / this = is
3. clothing / has = that
4. him / explore = to
5. plants / being = from
6. natural / man-made = or
7. man / used = has
8. overcome / calamities = these
9. upon / technique = a

6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline the error and write the correct word in front of it in your answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example:


Insects are extreme restless creatures. Their physical activity and power of endurance and flight are truly astonished. It crawl, run, dig, climb over smooth and polished surfaces who may appear to be slippery, even walk over the surface of waters in ponds or lakes, dive or swim and effortlessly creep on submerge
slippery stones. Indeed they have always found doing something or the other.


1.  extremely
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________


7. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Edit the passage and write the omitted word along with the word that comes before and after against the blank number. The first one has been done for you as an example:


For / very long time man has dreamt of mechanical slaves of great strength could carry out wonderful tasks him. The story of Alladin the wonderful lamp is popular throughout the world. The lamp was rubbed, a genie appeared and carried the wishes at a command. While story expresses the benefits having such a wonderful mechanical slave, also points out the danger of such a powerful device falling into evil hands.


1.   a
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________


6. Answers:

1. are extreme restless = extremely
2. and power of = powers
3. truly astonished. = astonishing
4. It crawl = they
5. surfaces who may = that
6. walk over the = on
7. ponds or lakes = and
8. on submerge = submerged
9. they have always = are 

7. Answers:

1. For / very = a
2. strength / could = which
3. tasks / him = for
4. Alladin / the = and
5. world. / The = when
6. carried / the = out
7. While / story = this
8. benefits / having = of

9. slave, / also = it








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