Editing and Omission Exercises for Class 9 & 10 with answers Ex 17 & 18

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EDITING PASSAGE- EXERCISE-17

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first has been done for you as an example.

                                                                                       INCORRECT              CORRECT

If you likes hiking or motor biking                     e.g.        likes…                     like

the quaint little town of Lachung                                    (a) …………              …………

nestled among the snow-cap peaks of                           (b) …………              …………

the middle Himalayas might just been the                   (c) …………               …………

perfect choice. A best way to get to                               (d) …………               …………

Lachung are to take a train or fly to                               (e) …………               …………

Gangtok and than hire a cab to take                              (f) …………                …………

you to the village. Keep on mind                                     (g) …………               …………

that accommodation facilities are basic-there is           (h) …………              …………

only three hotels, and a lone resort.

Answer                   

(a) the                a

(b) snow-       capped

(c) been             be

(d)  A                  the

(e) are                is

(f) than              then

(g)  on                in

(h) is                   are

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EDITING PASSAGE- EXERCISE-18

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first has been done for you as an example.

                                                                                      INCORRECT              CORRECT

Owls are predators-they hunted the food                     e.g. hunted…….                       hunt

that they eat. Owls hunt for mice and another           (a) …………                                    …………

small mammals, insects or even fish.                            (b) …………                                    …………

Owls are well adapt for hunting.                                    (c) …………                                    …………

 Their soft, fluffy feathers makes their flight               (d) …………                                    …………

nearly silence. They have very                                      (e) …………                                    …………

 good hearing, who helps them                                       (f) …………                                      …………

to hunt well on the darkness. The sharp                      (g) …………                                     …………

hooked beaks and claws of the owl makes It                (h) …………                                      …………

 very easy to tear apart the prey quickly.

Answer18.

(a) another    other   

(b)  or                      and

(c) adapt for           adapted to

(d) makes               make

(e)silence               silent

(f)who                     which

(g) on                      in

(h) makes                make

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Comments

  • in (h) of ex 18, “beaks” should be written as ” beak” but ur answer is different. plz help??

    sarthak November 12, 2017 5:58 am
  • Hi Sarthak,
    The subject from the beginning has been “owls”, means plural.In the present sentence also “the owl” has been universally indicated it is actually considered plural when used with “the”. So the correction u made is already correct. Tkanks for a nice suggestion.

    Shailesh November 12, 2017 9:58 am
  • why in the exercise 17, the has been changed to a ???? It doesn’t really fit !!! Explain……

    medhapande March 13, 2018 3:00 pm
  • TQ Very Helpful

    Bhavan kumar August 2, 2018 2:35 pm

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