Incorrect and Correct Grammar Class 9 | A Guide to Correct Grammar

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Exercise-1

The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each word and the correction against the correct question number. Remember you have supplied. One is done as an example:

Incorrect Correct
The International Monetary Fund maintain e.g.maintain  maintained
its forecast on weak global growth and(a)…………….…………….
warned that further stagnation did fuel (b) …………….…………….
more populist sentiment for trade and (c) …………….…………….
immigration that would stifled activity,(d) …………….…………….
productivity and innovation. In the late update (e) …………….…………….
of their Word Economic Outlook, the IMF(f) …………….…………….
said a dropped in US growth for 2016 (g) …………….…………….
is due too a weak first-half performance. (h) …………….…………….

Answers:

Incorrect Correct
(a)onfor
(b)did  will
(c) for  against
(d) stifled stifle 
(e) late latest   
(f) their     its
(g) dropped  drop
(h) too    to

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Incorrect and Correct Grammar Class 9 Exercise-2

The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each word and the correction against the correct question number. Remember you have supplied. One is done as an example:

Incorrect Correct
Your voice has remained very subduee.g.subduesubdued
and other’s voices are very loud, command,(a)…………….…………….
because they were order and you had  (b) …………….…………….
followed them—despite you. Naturally (c) …………….…………….
only one voice is missing with you, and (d) …………….…………….
that is you; otherwise there is a wholly  (e) …………….…………….
crowd. And that crowd is constant driving (f) …………….…………….
you mad, because one voice say, “Do this,” (g) …………….…………….
another voice says, “Never does that! Don’t(h) …………….…………….
listen to that voice!”

Answers:

Incorrect Correct
(a)commandcommanding 
(b) orderorders
(c) you      yourself   
(d) with in  
(e) wholly   whole
(f) constant    constantly       
(g) saysays     
(h) doesdo

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EXERCISE- 3

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
The birth of a son on our family  (a)……..……..
was the great occasion. In fact,  (b) ……..……..
I was an only daughter of my(c) ……..……..
My parents fearing I might (d) ……..……..
be their first or last child. (e) ……..……..
I had wished all along to had a   (f) ……..……..
brother My grandmother pray to God(g) ……..……..
day and night to have the grandson.  (h) ……..……..

Answers–   

Incorrect Correct
(a)onin
(b) the  a
(c) anthe
(d) fearingfeared
(e) or      and
(f) hadhave
(g) pray  Prayed
(h) thea

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EXERCISE- 4

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.

IncorrectCorrect
One morning a poet was stood ine.g.stood  standing
a forest. He saw two roads running on (a)……..……..
different directions. For the long time,(b) ……..……..
he could not decide something. Finally,  (c) ……..……..
he took the road on whom few people (d) ……..……..
had travel. He thought that  (e) ……..……..
he will travel the other road some  (f) ……..……..
other day although he know that(g) ……..……..
he would not be able to came back.  (h) ……..……..

 Answers– 

Incorrect Correct
(a)onin
(b) the      a
(c) something any thing
(d) whom   which
(e) travel travelling
(f) will  would
(g) know    knew
(h) came   come 

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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.    

 INCORRECTCORRECT
My uncle who was addicted of letter writing  e.g.ofto
were the role model in our extended family.(a)……………………
He lived in a village and often judged peoples (b) ……………………
in the basis of how quickly his letters were   (c) ……………………
replied to. Uncle spent a hour every morning (d) ……………………
writing detailed letters. He keeps a small box   (e) ……………………
next to him. It contained a postal stationery, (f) ……………………
pens or an old paling dog-eared address book. (g) ……………………
This book had numerous arrows for signify    (h) ……………………
changes in addresses.

Answer

INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) were  was
(b) peoples people
(c) in on
(d) aan
(e) keeps kept
(f) the
(g) orand
(h) for   to

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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.  

INCORRECTCORRECT
You are endowed of certain naughtiness as a child.e.g.of with
Keep it alive. Humour greased all tough(a)……………………
situations. One which has humour can (b) ……………………
sail through any conflict. Humour is an (c) ……………………
buffer that save you from humiliation. If (d) ……………………
you refuse to been humiliated, you become (e) ……………………
invincible. Humour bring everyone together (f) ……………………
where humiliation tears them apart. In a   (g) ……………………
society tearing with humiliation, humour is like a breath of fresh air. (h) ……………………

Answer

INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) greased greases
(b) whichwho
(c) an the
(d) save   saves
(e) beenbe
(f) bring brings
(g) wherewhereas
(h) tearing   torn

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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
Peter and Michael decide to e.g. decide decided
visit the Science museum at (a) ………… …………
there city. They asked Rahul (b) ………… …………
if’ he will like to join them.  (c) ………… …………
Rahul were happy at the idea. (d) ………… …………
They bought their ticket at (e) ………… …………
the gate and walked in (f) ………… …………
the museum. It takes them (g) ………… …………
a hour to see the entire museum. (h) ………… …………

Answer

  Incorrect Correct
(a) at    in
(b) there   their
(c) will  would
(d) were  was
(e) ticket tickets
(f) in  into
(g) takes took
(h) a an

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EXERCISE-8

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 
Jagdish Prasad Sharma had hardly
dreaming that his proficiency
eg. dreaming dreamed
in Hindi should one day take him from  (a) ………… …………
the quiet holy town of Mathura for the bright (b) ………… …………
lights of the US. Sharma was one between  (c) ………… …………
the too-odd Hindi teachers who has (d) ………… …………
travelled to Nokia to be interviewing by a  (e) ………… …………
delegation from the US, who was in India  (f) ………… …………
of headhunt young, full time Hindi teachers  (g) ………… …………
for schools on the United States.  (h) ………… …………

Answer

   Incorrect  Correct
(a) should    would
(b) for   to
(c) between among
(d) has had
(e) interviewing  interviewed
(f) was  were
(g) of to
(h) on   in

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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
My uncle who was addicted of letter writing   e.g. of to
were the role model in our extended family. (a) ………… …………
He lived in a village and often judged peoples (b) ………… …………
in the basis of how quickly his letters were   (c) ………… …………
replied to. Uncle spent a hour every morning (d) ………… …………
writing detailed letters. He keeps a small box   (e) ………… …………
next to him. It contained a postal stationery, (f) ………… …………
pens or an old paling dog-eared address book. (g) ………… …………
This book had numerous arrows for signify    (h) ………… …………
changes in addresses.      

Answer

  INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) were   was
(b) peoples people
(c) in  on
(d) a an
(e) keeps kept
(f) the
(g) or and
(h) for    to

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EXERCISE-10

  INCORRECTCORRECT
You are endowed of certain naughtiness as a child.e.g.ofwith
Keep it alive. Humour greased all tough(a)……………………
situations. One which has humour can(b)……………………
sail through any conflict. Humour is an(c)……………………
buffer that save you from humiliation. If(d)……………………
you refuse to been humiliated, you become(e)……………………
invincible. Humour bring everyone together(f)……………………
where humiliation tears them apart. In a  (g)……………………
society tearing with humiliation, humour is like a breath of fresh air.(h)……………………

Answer

  INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) greased greases
(b) which who
(c) an the
(d) save   saves
(e) been be
(f) bring brings
(g) where whereas
(h) tearing    torn

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EXERCISE-11

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 
Developed on India over 5000 years   e.g. on in
On August 5, 1996 Leander Paes becomes the first (a) ………… …………
Indian to won an individual medal in (b) ………… …………
44 years when he defeated Fernando of Brazil on (c) ………… …………
an excited match at Atlanta. Leander’s father  (d) ………… …………
have won a bronze medal in the Munich  (e) ………… …………
Olympic 1972 in hockey. But Leander gets (f) ………… …………
it in a individual event. Later, he dedicated  (g) ………… …………
the medal for his coach for helping him out. (h) ………… …………

Answer

  INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) becomes become
(b) won  win
(c) on in
(d) excited    exciting
(e) have    had
(f) gets got
(g) a    an
(h) for to

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EXERCISE-12

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 
In the last ‘bur decades, their has been  e.g. their there
a very significance rise in the number of (a) ………… …………
lower middle and middle class woman (b) ………… …………
who seek employment for supplement their (c) ………… …………
household income. While there are little (d) ………… …………
doubt that women from the
lower ranks of society has to work
(e) ………… …………
in the fields or on petty jobs to sustain (f) ………… …………
themself and their families, there were  (g) ………… …………
strong objections to allow women to step out off (h) ………… …………
the house to earn a living.      

Answer

  INCORRECT  CORRECT 
(a) significance significant
(b) woman women
(c) for to
(d) are  is
(e) has have
(f) on in
(g) themself/ were themselves/are
(h) off  of

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EXERCISE-13

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  

  INCORRECT CORRECT
(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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EXERCISE-14

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.      

Answer

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

      INCORRECT   CORRECT
The greenhouse affect makes the earth e.g.   ………… …………
appropriate for peoples to live on. (a) ………… …………
Without it, the earth should be freezing, (b) ………… …………
or on the another hand it would be (c) ………… …………
burning hot. It would be freezing on (d) ………… …………
night and burning during the day.
Although the greenhouse effect make 
(e) ………… …………
the earth able to have people living in it,  (f) ………… …………
if there gets to be many gas, the earth  (g) ………… …………
will get unusually warmer, and much plants,  (h) ………… …………
animals and people will die.      

Answer

  INCORRECT CORRECT
(a) peoples people
(b) should   would
(c) another other
(d) on at
(e) make makes
(f) in   on
(g) gas gases
(h) much  many

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

      INCORRECT    CORRECT 
Our independence in 1947 is won against  the backdrop in the great e.g. is was
Gandhiji emphasize (a) ………… …………
that the first and foremost
duty of independence India
(b) ………… …………
was to create a environment (c) ………… …………
which enabled every
Indian for earn his or her daily
(d) ………… …………
bread. Gandhiji was
against making people beggar
(e) ………… …………
and that was why he
stressed the need for
opportunities to earn rather then 
(f) ………… …………
give in food on grounds of (g) ………… …………
charity and patronage. (h) ………… …………
       

Answer

  INCORRECT  CORRECT 
(a) in  of
(b) emphasize emphasized
(c) independence   independent
(d) a an
(e) for to
(f) beggar beggars
(g) then   than
(h) in away

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Exercise-17

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-18

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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