Example of Editing: A Guide to English Grammar

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Exercise-1

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 the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.       

IncorrectCorrect
Have you ever wonder why (a)…………..…………..
a newly constructed road deteriorate(b) …………..…………..
within a few months ? Two years ago MCD come(c) …………..…………..
up with a plan to made roads (d) …………..…………..
stronger by concreted them. The civic(e) …………..…………..
body identifies 245 stretches should (f) …………..…………..
concretised. People has been (g) …………..…………..
complain about the poor condition  (h) …………..…………..
of the roads for years but in vain.

Answers

Incorrect Correct
(a)wonderwondered
(b) deterioratedeteriorates
(c) come  came 
(d) made  make 
(e) concreted  concretizing   
(f) identifies identified
(g) has have
(h) complain complaining.

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Example of Editing: A Guide to English Grammar 2

Exercise-2

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 the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.   

Incorrect Correct
Everyone likes the good mannered person. (a) ………………
Good manners are needed everywhere.
Here are the few for those who use telephone.(b) ………………
Instead of saying ‘hello’, tell their name or telephone (c) ………………
number pleasantly when you lift this receiver to (d) ………………
answer a call. Greet an caller pleasantly.(e) ………………
When you are making the call, allow at least(f) ………………
a minute for that one called to reach the telephone.(g) ………………
In that way, you can show good manners.  (h) ………………

Answers

Incorrect  Correct 
(a)thea
(b) thea
(c) theiryour
(d) thisthe
(e) anthe
(f) thea
(g) thatthe
(h) thatthis

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Exercise-3

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

Incorrect Correct
When asked what it was liked(a)……………………
being a woman on her field(b) ……………………
she replies, “I really never(c) ……………………
ever thought while pursue my (d) ……………………
studies or doing something else  (e) ……………………
that I am a woman, or a   (f) ……………………
person for a small city or a   (g) ……………………
difference country”. 

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Exercise – 4

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

Incorrect Correct
A dog is the only domesticated (a)………………………………
member of a canine family(b) ………………………………
though now and than someone (c) ………………………………
tame a wolf, fox or coyote as(d) ………………………………
the pet. All members of the dog  (e) ………………………………
family are descendant of a   (f) ………………………………
wolf-like animal which lives about (g) ………………………………
15 million year ago.  (h) ………………………………

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Exercise-5

Below is a dialogue between two friends. Each line contains an error. Underline each error and write your correction in the space provided.

                                                                                             Answer :

It’s no good, Ramesh. I can’t find it nowwhere.                 anywhere

Where have you put it yesterday? Think carefully,            did

Well, I put it on the drawer first of all because                   in

 I thought it could be safe.,Then  Anu said that it               would

was a silly place so I put it over the floor where                on

 everyone could see it. But I fell on it! After that               over

 I noticed the top was broke so I repaired it and                broken

put it someone else. Then I was so tired that Anu             somewhere

 suggests I had a cool drink.                                              suggested

B: If I were you, I would look in a fridge.                        the

A: Hey! You’re right… it’s in the fridge. I should             must

 have left them there when I got my drink. Thanks!        It

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Exercise-6

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

     Incorrect  Correct
A curious thing about the developed of  (a) ……….. ………..
a motion picture is that the first groups of (b) ……….. ………..
people who made it possible wasn’t interested  (c) ……….. ………..
in movies at all! The first inventions were make by (d) ……….. ………..
men who wanting to study the movement of animals (e) ……….. ………..
Even Thomas Edison, which perfected a device (f) ……….. ………..
called ‘kinetoscope’ in 1893, think of it .  (g) ……….. ………..
only as a curiosity. But there were another people  (h) ……….. ………..
who saw great possibilities with entertainment    (i) ……….. ………..
in this invention and they began to make movies.      

Answers:-

  Incorrect Correct
(a) developed development
(b) groups group
(c) wasn’t weren’t
(d) make made
(e) wanting  want
(f) which  who
(g) think  thought
(h) another  other 
(i) with  of

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Exercise-7

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
When asked what it was liked (a) ………… …………
being a woman on her field (b) ………… …………
she replies, “I really never (c) ………… …………
ever thought while pursue my  (d) ………… …………
studies or doing something else   (e) ………… …………
that I am a woman, or a    (f) ………… …………
person for a small city or a    (g) ………… …………
difference country”.       

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Exercise-8

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
A dog is the only domesticated  (a) ……………… ………………
member of a canine family (b) ……………… ………………
though now and than someone  (c) ……………… ………………
tame a wolf, fox or coyote as (d) ……………… ………………
the pet. All members of the dog   (e) ……………… ………………
family are descendant of a    (f) ……………… ………………
wolf-like animal which lives about  (g) ……………… ………………
15 million year ago.  (h) ……………… ………………

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Exercise-9

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

     Incorrect  Correct
The lion agree to it and the dog  (a)   ……… ………
stayed for him and served  (b) ……… ………
him for the long, long time. It  (c) ……… ………
was the good life and he had (d) ……… ………
nothing to complain with, for  (e) ……… ………
there was no strong beast in the  (f) ……… ………
forest than a lion and no one  (g) ……… ………
dares to touch the dog or offend him. (h) ……… ………

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Exercise-10

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
I want to try my luck too.    (a)  ……… ………
I look at Bhaiyya. He encouraged  (b) ……… ………
I pay 50 paise and took  (c) ……… ………
six discs. My luck was not two     (d) ……… ………
good. I got too pencils. The  (e) ……… ………
shop keeper buy them from me for    (f) ……… ………
25 paise. I try again. This time    (g) ……… ………
I get a bottle of ink of little value.  (h) ……… ………

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Exercise-11

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
Some people in France has made it (a) ……. …….
a carrier. You can hire a jovialist   (b) ……. …….
who crack jokes and laughs and   (c) ……. …….
promised to make you dissolve  (d) ……. …….
on helpless laughter. A word in   (e) ……. …….
caution. Although laugh is a   (f) ……. …….
good exercise in toning up the  (g)   …….
facial muscle, laughing at others is  (h) ……. …….
bad habit.      

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Exercise-12

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
One day he invite me to his home (a) ……… ………
for a meal. His wife was horrifying  (b) ……… ………
at the idea of the Muslim boy being (c) ……… ………
invited to dine on her ritually pure   (d) ……… ………
kitchen. She refuse to serve me    (e) ……… ………
in his kitchen. Sivasubramaniam was (f) ……… ………
not perturb, nor did he get angry     (g) ……… ………
on his wife. He served me with his own hands.  (h) ……… ………

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Exercise-13

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
I saw the bird flung near twenty   (a) …….. ……..
feet across the garden. It flutter (b) …….. ……..
about at a while, then lay still. (c) …….. ……..
The myna remain on the cactus (d) …….. ……..
plant and when the snake or the  (e) …….. ……..
mongoose return to the fight, very  (f) …….. ……..
wisely decide not to interfere again!   (g) …….. ……..
The cobra was weaken and the mongoose    (h) …….. ……..
walked fearlessly.      

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Exercise-14

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied as shown.

    Incorrect Correct
The life of the people in Mewar  (a) ……….. ………..
must have been peace and prosperous (b) ……….. ………..
during the long span in time. This  (c) ……….. ………..
is reflect in their art and  (d) ……….. ………..
literature as well as there (e) ……….. ………..
loving nature. They compensate with   (f) ……….. ………..
lack of admiring physique    (g) ……….. ………..
in their firm but pleasant nature.    (h) ……….. ………..

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