Editing and Omission Exercises for Class 9 & 10 with answers Ex-23&24

By | March 5, 2018
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Editing and Omission Exercises

Following are the exercises for editing class 9 and 10 English. If you want to become a professional grammar editor, just practice the following grammar exercises. These exercises are known by many names like  proofreading exercises, paragraph correction, Editing Passage, grammar error correction exercises etc. These English grammar exercises with answers for class 9 and 10 CBSE will make you a professional editor. Revising and editing is a positive attitude. These everyday edit exercises will add another pearl of knowledge to your string. Kindly note that these are always integrated exercises.

Note- These can be considered as English Grammar worksheets  and proofreading examples, as a printable version is also available at the bottom.

Editing Exercise-23

The following passage  has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a number is given. Write the incorrect word and supply a correct word in place of that. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

                                                                                                                            Incorrect                  Correct

                                                                                                                              Word                        Word

                 Legend tells us that for about three thousand                   eg.          for                          in

  1. years B.C. a Chinese Empress, while taking his                       (a)          ………                      ………     
  2. tea, out of curious, dipped the cocoon                                       (b)          ………                      ………
  3. of silkworm into it and learn to unwind the                             (c)           ………                      ………

     Fine thread of silk. It was nearly five thousand years

  1. later that the Frenchman,                                                            (d)         ………                      ………

      experimenting with

      the crushed leaves of the mulberry trees,

  1. in which the silkworm feeds,                                                    (e)          ………                      ………
  2. find out how to produce                                                            (f)           ………                      ………
  3. a fine silk like filament which we now

     calls artificial silk.                                                                            (g)         ………                      ………

  1. It is only in the last twenty-five years that men                   (h)         ………                      ………
  2. has succeeded on synthesizing new fibres from                   (i)           ………                      ………

                     inorganic material.

 

Answers–  Incorrect Word              Correct Word                                               

                (a)    his                                  her

                (b)    curious                          curiosityP

               (c)    learn                              learnt                                                       

                (d)    the                                 a                                               

               (e)     in                                   on

               (f)     find                               found

               (g)     calls                              call

                (h)      men                            man

               (i)       on                                in

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Editing Exercise-24   

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a number is given. Write the incorrect word and supply a correct word in place of that. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

                                                                                                                                     Incorrect                  Correct

                                                                                                                                     Word                          Word

                         One of the greatest problem facing                                     eg..       Problem                         problems

  1. the world today is the rapid increasing                                            (a)          ………….                 ………….
  2. pressure of populations on land                                                        (b)          ………….                 ………….
  3. and land resources. Each second three babies                               (c)           ………….                 ………….
  4. are born somewhere on the world.                                                  (d)          ………….                 ………….

       Why is this enormous

  1. increase in population taken place?                                                (e)          ………….                 ………….
  2. Medical care help people to live longer.                                         (f)           ………….                 ………….
  3. People live longest and fewer children are dying,                        (g)          ………….                 ………….
  4. so population of the world is shooting upon.                                (h)          ………….                 ………….

 

AnswersIncorrect Word              Correct Word                                               

                 (a)    rapid                             rapidly

                 (b)   populations                 population

                 (c)    Each                             Every

                (d)    on                                 in 

               (e)     taken                           taking

               (f)     help                              helps

               (g)     longest                        longer

                (h)     upon                            up

 

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