Mastering Editing Exercises for Class 9 CBSE with Answers

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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 your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you as an example.   

    Incorrect  Correct
An inter-school football match is been eg. been being
organised among our school and City  (a) …………… ……………
Montessori School. The match will be playing (b) …………… ……………
on 18th March on are school grounds (c) …………… ……………
since 5 p.m. onwards. (d) …………… ……………

Answers

  Incorrect Word Correct Word
(a) among between
(b) playing played
(c) are our
(d) since from

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EXERCISE-2

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line in 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 as an example.       

    Incorrect correct
You will have your hair cut very short in the e.g. will must
first month. After that you might grow it (a) ……… ………
longer but it shall never touch your collar. (b) ……… ………
Your uniform should be neat but clean too. (c) ……… ………
A student is expect to be neat and clean. (d) ……… ………
  Incorrect correct
(a) might may
(b) shall should
(c) but and
(d) expect expected

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  EXERCISE-3

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. (4)

    Incorrect Correct
The border dispute had resulted e.g. had has
in spoiling the relations among the (a) ………… …………
two nuclear neighbour. Kashmir   (b) ………… …………
is the bigger challenge for (c) ………… …………
a political think-tanks. (d) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect Correct
(a) among between
(b) neighbour neighbours
(c) bigger biggest
(d) a the

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 EXERCISE-4

There is an error correction in your answer, sheet against correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. related to the use of prepositions in each line against which the blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the

    Incorrect Correct
Megasthenes came to India into 302 B.C (a) ………… …………
as an ambassador for Seleucos, the (b) ………… …………
representative in India from the Greek (c) ………… …………
Prince Alexander. He took up office on the (d) ………… …………
court of King Chandragupta. He has      
described at detail the land, the people, (e) ………… …………
the climate, the fertility for the soil etc. (f) ………… …………
on his book Indica. He has praised   (g) ………… …………
the Indians and has shown respect of their wisdom. (h) ………… …………

Answers.

  Incorrect  Correct
(a) into in
(b) for   of
(c) from    of
(d) on in
(e) at  in
(f) for in
(g) on in
(h) of for

EXERCISE-5

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 one has been done for you as an example.

    Incorrect Correct
Some animal activist are horrified   activist activists
about the pitiable condition of the
animals in the zoos. They demands
(a) ………… …………
ethical treatment from animals. According   (b) ………… …………
to them zoos are more then anima   (c) ………… …………
prisons maintaining for human   (d) ………… …………
amusement. There the animals
are deprived from even basic  
(e) ………… …………
care. But the zoo industry justify (f) ………… …………
the lodging and breeding of animals in the    (g) ………… …………
ground that they are preventing from
extinction.
(h) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect correct
(a) demands  demand
(b) from to
(c) then than
(d) maintaining  maintained
(e) from of
(f) justify justifies
(g) in on
(h) preventing  prevented

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EXERCISE-6

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 one has been done for you as an example.

    Incorrect   Correct
In simple words ‘Welfare’ mean e.g. mean means
state of well being and happy. Human  (a) ………… …………
welfare largely depends in the quality (b) ………… …………
of the environment which surrounded    (c) ………… …………
him. Environment are of two types— (d) ………… …………
the internal environment or the external  (e) ………… …………
environment. External environment include  (f) ………… …………
water, soil, air, plants, culture, income, (g) ………… …………
relations, etc. Internal environment is direct relating to human health.   (h) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect Correct
(a) happy happiness
(b) in                      on
(c) surrouned          surrounds
(d) are is
(e) or  and
(f) include includes
(g) direct   directly
(h) relating  related

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EXERCISE-7

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 one has been done for you as an example.

    Incorrect   Correct
Once the traveller was standing  on eg. the   a
the road under extremely heat sun.   (a) ………… …………
He started searching of a shade. A   (b) ………… …………
tree gave him shade and than the (c) ………… …………
traveller felt very relaxed that he felt (d) ………… …………
like staying with the tree. He thought of build (e) ………… …………
a home near the tree. Now, he needs wood (f) ………… …………
for his house. Then he begged for few wood (g) ………… …………
from the tree to make his axe. The
tree gave it. He cutted the tree
(h) ………… …………
and made his house. But then the (i)   …………
house was build, the man cried as   (j) ………… …………
he felt lonely or hot.   (k) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect  Correct 
(a) heat   hot
(b) of   for
(c) than  then
(d) very so
(e) build building
(f) needs needed
(g) few     some
(h) cutted cut
(i) then when
(j) build  built
(k) or and

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EXERCISE-8

The following passages have not been edited. There is an error in each of the lines against which numbering is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

    Incorrect   Correct  
Flamingoes flock in Kachchh every year.   e.g. in to
It come there firom various parts of the (a) ………… …………
world a year to breed. Flamingo city   (b) ………… …………
is a island situated in the middle of the   (c) ………… …………
Rana of Kachchh, known to the biggest (d) ………… …………
breeding ground for flamingoes, and today (e) ………… …………
it is strewn in bodies of hundreds of chicks. (f) ………… …………
The parents has fled the island due to lack (g) ………… …………
of food, plankton, algae and small fish what  are food for the flamingoes. (h) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect   Correct  
(a) It  They
(b) a every
(c) a an
(d) to as
(e) and but
(f) in with
(g) has have
(h) what which

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EXERCISE-9

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 one has been done for you as an example.                                                      

    Incorrect Correct
Developed on India over 5000 years e.g. ………… …………
ago, ayurveda has gain worldwide (a) ………… …………
recognition as a efficient healthcare   (b) ………… …………
system. It uses a system on analysis (c) ………… …………
and physical examination where (d) ………… …………
depends almost entire   (e) ………… …………
on observation for find out (f) ………… …………
one’s origin nature and imbalances.     (g) ………… …………
Ayurveda takes into account the patient’s entire personality. (h) ………… …………

Answer  

  Incorrect Correct
(a) gain  gained
(b) an
(c) the
(d) where    which
(e) entire entirely
(f) for to
(g) origin original
(h) the a

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EXERCISE-10

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 one has been done for you as an example.    

    Incorrect Correct
The rhododendron is common at the Himalayan e.g. at in
Ranges, particularly in a Simla Hills. It is (a) ………… …………
a large shrub or tree which attaining a height of   (b) ………… …………
about 40 ft. The leaves is 4-6 inches long, (c) ………… …………
distinctly veined and whitish beneath.      
Its flowers is in dense clusters and are of (d) ………… …………
red colour. It flowers in the Himalayas since (e) ………… …………
March to May, which hill-sides are a scarlet (f) ………… …………
gleam. Flowers are acidic in taste who are used (g) ………… …………
for chutney making with the hill people. (h) ………… …………

Answer.

  Incorrect Correct
(a) a the
(b) attaining   attains
(c) is        are
(d) is    are
(e) since from
(f) which when
(g) who   which
(h) with     by

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Exercise-11

The following passages have not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a numeral is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

    Incorrect Correct
Nature made vegetation who is meant for all e.g. who that
living being. But man felt that all the animals (a) …….. ……..
are meant for them. tie killed elephant (b) …….. ……..
for his tusks, deer for its horns,  (c) …….. ……..
the large number of animals for (d) …….. ……..
there hide for shoes, decoration and dresses.  (e) …….. ……..
He killed musk deers to have the musk from  (f) …….. ……..
its stomach. Man kills a large numbers of (g) …….. ……..
animals for his food. He feels that they were all meant to die for  (h) …….. ……..
his facilities.      

 Answers–  

  Incorrect Correct
(a) being    beings
(b) them him
(c) his its
(d) the     a
(e) there their
(g)  numbers number
(h) were are

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Exercise-12

The following passages have not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a numeral is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

    Incorrect Correct
Budgies is commonly known as Lovebirds.  e.g. is are
Budgies stays near water when it is hot,  (a) …….. ……..
but when there are a lot of rain  (b) …….. ……..
they spread out at far off places. (c) …….. ……..
They are sometimes see nestling on top (d) …….. ……..
of tall eucalyptus tree. Though most  (e) …….. ……..
caged budgies cannot fly, a wild one fly  (f) …….. ……..
hundreds of kilometers in a speed of  (g) …….. ……..
about 50 km per hour for find food or water.    (h) …….. ……..

 Answers–   

  Incorrect Correct
(a) slays stay
(b) are is
(c)  at to
(d)  see seen
(e) tree trees
(f) fly flies
(g) in at
(h) for to

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
In the last four decades, there have been a very  (a) ……….. ………..
significant rise in the numbers of lower middle and (b) ……….. ………..
middle class woman who seek employment to (c) ……….. ………..
supplemented their household income. While there (d) ……….. ………..
little doubt that women from the lower rank of (e) ……….. ………..
society have always had working in the fields or in petty (f) ……….. ………..
been jobs to sustain themselves or their families, there (g) ……….. ………..
were strong objections and a marked reluctance between (h) ……….. ………..
the middle classes to allow women to step out of a (i) ……….. ………..
house to earn a living.         

Answers:-

  Incorrect Correct
(a) have  has
(b) numbers number
(c) woman  women 
(d) supplemented  supplement
(e) rank    ranks
(f) had had
(g) or  and
(h) between among
(i) a the

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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 guru asked him to start for the person e.g. for with
in that he had the greatest faith and the highest (a) ………… …………
confidence. All of petheople assembled (b) ………… …………
their thought that the disciple would (c) ………… …………
first give a fruits to the teacher and (d) ………… …………
than distribute to the others. But the (e) ………… …………
disciple do not do so. He took the first (f) ………… …………
fruit himself. He explain that since he had  (g) ………… …………
the greater confidence in himself,  (h) ………… …………
he took the first fruit.      

Answers:-

  Incorrect Correct
(a) that whom  
(b) of  the
(c) their    there
(d) fruits  fruit
(e) than    then   
(f) do  did 
(g) explain  explained
(h) greater greatest

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Exercise-15

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
Last night I’d discover that Tom couldn’t cook e.g. discover  discovered
much besides fried rice but beans.  (a) ………… …………
So I requested that I should of assigned  (b) ………… …………
kitchen details for the during of my stay. (c) ………… …………
I want to cook my own food.  (d) ………… …………

Answers:

  Incorrect   Correct  
(a) but  and
(b) of  be
(c) during duration
(d) want   wanted

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Exercise-16

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
But Minna know her mother. For all her brisk e.g. know knew
manner she was soft from inside with a honey cake. (a) ……….. ………..
She would rescue birds by snakes. Young  (b) ……….. ………..
homesick soldiers in the fort knew its kindness.  (c) ……….. ………..
She can a graceful woman.    (d) ……….. ………..

Answers:

  Incorrect  Correct 
(a) with  like
(b) by from
(c) its  her
(d) can was

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

    Incorrect Correct
She go out and walked up the road e.g. go  went
through the fort. It is quiet, as (a) ………. ……….
everyone was asleep. Even the prisoners which (b) ………. ……….
faced death were silent in a fort jail.  (c) ………. ……….
go Silence prevails everywhere  (d) ………. ……….

Answers:

  Incorrect  Correct 
(a) is  was
(b) which      who
(c) a    the
(d) prevails    prevailed

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

    Incorrect Correct
Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran, for e.g. for with 
a dimple in place, is a beauty woman.  (a) ………… …………
She speaks in a language from passion and  (b) ………… …………
abiding commitment to his muse. (c) ………… …………
Her popularity had earned her a    (d) ………… …………
good fan following.      

Answers:

  Incorrect Correct
(a) beauty  beautiful
(b) from of
(c) his her
(d) had    has

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Exercise-19

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 
We came to the main hall, who was the  e.g. who  which  
centre of attraction. Every ceremony to my  (a) ……….. ………..
wedding taken place in this room. In the (b) ……….. ………..
middle of the hall, their was a fire urn. (c) ……….. ………..
who I sit down on the floor    (d) ……….. ………..

Answers:

  Incorrect Correct
(a) to  of
(b) taken took
(c) their    there
(d) sit  sat

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Exercise-20

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 
If the police are looking at him  e.g. at  for
he must has committed a (a) ………… …………
crime. In this case he can (b) ………… …………
prove to been very dangerous.  (c) ………… …………
at He may be carry a weapon.    (d) ………… …………

Answers:

  Incorrect Correct
(a) has have
(b) this  that
(c) been    be
(d) carry carrying

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 Exercise-21

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
It all began with Isaac Newton, which, while e.g. which who
propounding his universal law of gravitation, wonder (a) ………. ……….
whether like all materials objects in the  (b) ………. ……….
universe, light is subject to gravitational attraction. (c) ………. ……….
which He start experimenting on this fact  (d) ………. ……….

Answers:

  Incorrect Correct
(a) wonder wondered
(b) materials material
(c) subject          subjected
(d) start  started

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 Exercise – 22

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 
These incident are alarmingly e.g. incident incidents
higher in India. Genetically, (a) ……………. …………….
we seem to have the great (b) ……………. …………….
tendency to developing heart trouble.  (c) ……………. …………….
It shall lead to cardiac arrest    (d) ……………. …………….

Answers:

  Incorrect  Correct 
(a) higher high
(b) the  a
(c) developing develop
(d) shall can

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Exercise-23

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
Light shone from the house on a hillside and  (a) ………. ……….
the  moon made a track of silver across the calm (b) ………. ……….
surface of the sea. A few lights moved in the (c) ………. ……….
surface of water. Squid boats with lamps was set (d) ………. ……….
just above a water.      

Answers:

  Incorrect    Correct   
(a) the  a
(b) across along
(c) in on
(d) was were

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Exercise-24

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
Hanuman began consider different  (a) …….. ……..
ways of end his own life. All options (b) …….. ……..
seem closed to him. Money he   (c) …….. ……..
had with plenty but all of it  (d) …….. ……..
was deposit in banks. He   (e) …….. ……..
could neither use or gift it to   (f) …….. ……..
someone, some friend were   (g) …….. ……..
looking with him even today.    (h) …….. ……..

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Exercise-25

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.

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Next morning Taro start for  (a) ………. ……….
work even early than the morning  (b) ………. ……….
before. He carries with him the  (c) ………. ……….
large pitcher he owned, for he   (d) ………. ……….
intend first of all to go to    (e) ………. ……….
the waterfall. When he reaches it  (f) ………. ……….
he found to her great surprise  (g) ………. ……….
all his neighbour there.   (h) ………. ……….

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