Editing Exercises for Class 10

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction.

Neil Armstrong was the commander for Apollo 11.
He was the first to walk over (1) ____________ ____________
the moon. What many people do not knew (2) ____________ ____________
is that unlike most of their fellow (3) ____________ ____________
astronauts, he was the civilian (d) ____________ ____________
and not part of the military.

Answer (Errors – Correction)

  1. over – on
  2. knew – know
  3. their – his
  4. the – a

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction:

According to tradition Gautam Buddha sit (1) ____________ ____________
in mediation in the Bo tree at (2) ____________ ____________
Bodh Gaya. Unfortunately an original tree (3) ____________ ____________
has disappeared and is replace (4) ____________ ____________
through a successor – the Peepal tree. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Errors – Correction)

  1. sit – sat
  2. in – under
  3. an – the
  4. replace – replaced
  5. through – by

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction.

Walt Disney was our hero. He (1) __________ __________
left me a legacy that can (2) __________ __________
be enjoy time and again. He (3) __________ __________
knew who to entertain us so well. (4) __________ __________
He developed a process in (5) __________ __________
creating animated films.

Answer (Errors – Correction)

  1. was – is
  2. me – us
  3. enjoy – enjoyed
  4. who – how
  5. in – of

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each marked line. Write the error and its correction:

Her duties for the day were over. (1) ___________ ___________
She had scrub the floor (2) ___________ ___________
of the kitchen, washed the vessels and (3) ___________ ___________
put them on a shining row on an (4) ___________ ___________
wooden shelf, returned the short scrubbing broom (5) ___________ ___________
to it’s corner and closed the kitchen window.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. for – of
  2. scrub – scrubbed
  3. on – in
  4. an – a
  5. it’s – its

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each marked line. Write the error and its correction:

After all a sculptor’s labours had come to a end. (1) ____________ ____________
He sat back, wiped the perspiration of his face (2) ____________ ____________
and surveyed his handiwork in great (3) ____________ ____________
satisfaction. As he looking on, he was (4) ____________ ____________
overwhelmed by the image.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. a – the
  2. a – an
  3. of – off
  4. in – with
  5. looking – looked

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction:

The entire household was in the (1) ____________ ____________
control for my mother-in-law. She (2) ____________ ____________
was the majestic figure, (3) ____________ ____________
very fair and very serious. She was (4) ____________ ____________
rigid on her orthodoxy. No one (5) ____________ ____________
dare to argue with her.

Answer (Error-Corrections)

  1. for – of
  2. the – a
  3. on – in
  4. are – dared

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and the correction.

It was the amazing sight to see and one I will never forget. (1) ____________ ____________
A sight which no one present in the occasion could help (2) ____________ ____________
admiring in spite of the trouble it has caused us all. (3) ____________ ____________
The Gulmohar that I had mentioned earlier feel thirsty like the rest of us. (4) ____________ ____________
I wish my friend Ranu was also with me. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. the – an
  2. admiring – admire
  3. has – had
  4. feel – felt
  5. wish – wished

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction:

One day a wonderful plate full in gold (1) ____________ ____________
fell from Heaven into a courtyard (2) ____________ ____________
of a temple at Banaras; so on the (3) ____________ ____________
plate these words were inscribe. (4) ____________ ____________
“A gift from Heaven to he who (5) ____________ ____________
loves better”. The priests at once (6) ____________ ____________
made a announcement that everyday (7) ____________ ____________
at noon, all which would like (8) ____________ ____________
to claimed the plate should come. (9) ____________ ____________

Answers (Error – Correction)

  1. in – of
  2. a – the
  3. so and
  4. inscribe – inscribed
  5. he – him/one
  6. better – best
  7. a – an
  8. which – who
  9. claimed – claim

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction:

Overeating is one of the more wonderful (1) ____________ ____________
practices among those which think that they (2) ____________ ____________
can afford it. In fact that is said that (3) ____________ ____________
near all those who can get as much (4) ____________ ____________
as he desire, overeat to their (5) ____________ ____________
disadvantage. This class of peoples could (6) ____________ ____________
save the great deal more food than (7) ____________ ____________
they can save by missing one meal (8) ____________ ____________
per week and also improving their health. (9) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. more – most
  2. which – who
  3. that – it
  4. near – nearly
  5. he – they
  6. peoples – people
  7. the – a
  8. can – could
  9. improving – improve

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction:

The road to success is no a bed of roses. (1) ____________ ____________
Only those who wade on hazards and hurdles (2) ____________ ____________
can achieve successful. Set yourself clear goals (3) ____________ ____________
and define precisely what you wants to do. (4) ____________ ____________
Goals provide direction for your behaviour (5) ____________ ____________
and guide your actions or thoughts. Specific goals (6) ____________ ____________
are better than general ones. Let every parts (7) ____________ ____________
of your body is full of that idea. Winners do not (8) ____________ ____________
do different things, they does things differently. (9) ____________ ____________

Answer (Errors – Correction)

  1. no – not
  2. on – into
  3. successful – success
  4. Wants – Want
  5. for – to
  6. or – and
  7. parts – part
  8. is – be
  9. does – do

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each marked line.

I went to the pool then no one (1) ____________ ____________
was there. The place being quiet. (2) ____________ ____________
A water was still, and the tiled (3) ____________ ____________
bottom was so white and clean (4) ____________ ____________
as a bathtub. I was timid for going alone (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error-Correction)

  1. being – was
  2. A – The
  3. White – neat
  4. was – felt

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction.

People of diverse cultures lives (1) ____________ ____________
together in India. There is many (2) ____________ ____________
people who exhibit unity on diversity. (3) ____________ ____________
They celebrated different festivals (4) ____________ ____________
together. I love being an citizen of India. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error Correction)

  1. lives – live
  2. is – are
  3. on – in
  4. celebrated – celebrate
  5. an – a

Q. In the following paragraph one word has not been edited. Write the incorrect word along with the correct word in the space provided.

In Himalayas, the desert is turning green (1) ____________ ____________
Climate change in a Indian region of (2) ____________ ____________
Ladakh has shrunk glaciers or has made rainfall (3) ____________ ____________
and temperature unpredictable. Water has (4) ____________ ____________
eeded to irrigating the fields. (5) ____________ ____________
Farmers may requiring aid from the government. (6) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correct)

  1. the -a
  2. a – the
  3. or – and
  4. has is
  5. irrigating – irrigate
  6. requiring – require

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction.

A saint walks the streets of Kolkata. (1) ____________ ____________
It can happen only at India. It (2) ____________ ____________
is time that us realise our (3) ____________ ____________
strength. We are greater people. We (4) ____________ ____________
have so much religious leaders. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. walks – walked
  2. at – in
  3. us – we
  4. greater – great
  5. much – many

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct blank number in your answer sheet.

Katherine Mansfield was born at 1888 in (1) ____________ ____________
Wellington, New Zealand. She moved from (2) ____________ ____________
London in 1903 and studied to Queen’s (3) ____________ ____________
College, where she join the staff college (4) ____________ ____________
magazine. Katherine Mansfield is consider a (5) ____________ ____________
great writer.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. at – in
  2. from – to
  3. to – in
  4. join – joined
  5. consider – considered

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

After his speech, his father flick open (1) ____________ ____________
the basket lid and play the pipe again, (2) ____________ ____________
whereupon the snake springed out. (3) ____________ ____________
People run in terror to save (4) ____________ ____________
his lives. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction

  1. flick – flicked
  2. play – played
  3. springed – sprang
  4. run – ran
  5. his – their

Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the error and the correction.

Error Correction Research is an detailed study of a (1) ____________ ____________
subject undertaking on a systematic (2) ____________ ____________
basis in order to increase a stock of (3) ____________ ____________
knowledge, including knowledge for man, (4) ____________ ____________
culture and society that the use of this stock (5) ____________ ____________
of knowledge to devise new applications.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. an – a
  2. undertaking – undertaken
  3. a – the
  4. for – of
  5. that – and

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct.

Today, girls have broke the five foot barrier (1) ____________ ____________
and on some cases are almost a half (2) ____________ ____________
foot taller then their grandmothers. The (3) ____________ ____________
average height in more communities now (4) ____________ ____________
exceeds 5 ft. 8 inches. This is mainly due from (5) ____________ ____________
better dietary habits.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. broke – broken
  2. on – in
  3. then – than
  4. more – most
  5. from – to

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

Most trees has a single woody stem called (1) ____________ ____________
a trunk who supports a mass of branches ((2) ____________ ____________
carrying leaves. Trees clean an air (3) ____________ ____________
to removing tiny airborne particles. The (4) ____________ ____________
leaves of trees give in oxygen. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. has – have
  2. who – which
  3. an – the
  4. to – by
  5. in – out

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

Tourism is one in the biggest businesses (1) ____________ ____________
in the world generating on least (2) ____________ ____________
288 million jobs. It is vital for an (3) ____________ ____________
economies of much countries. But (4) ____________ ____________
it is a major contributor on climate change. (5) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. in – of
  2. on – at
  3. an – the
  4. much – many
  5. on – in

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been given.

Health precedes action. There are an (1) ____________ ____________
undisputed connection among being ((2) ____________ ____________
fit and being our best. A simple rules (3) ____________ ____________
of ‘five’ helps make exercising a most (4) ____________ ____________
enjoyable activity. Wake up in 5 a.m., do (5) ____________ ____________
five stretches and five yoga asanas.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. are – is
  2. among – between
  3. rules – rule
  4. a – the
  5. in – at

Q. Read the following passage. There is an error in each line. Replace the error with the correct word:

Luxor written Instrument Co. (1) ____________ ____________
had introduced Excel 100 (2) ____________ ____________
permanent marker. A product (3) ____________ ____________
has many unique features like (4) ____________ ____________
the dry safe ink which may (5) ____________ ____________
write smooth and without (6) ____________ ____________
drying, even if a marker is (7) ____________ ____________
left capped for 24-36 hours. (8) ____________ ____________
This is a best pen available. (9) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. written – writing
  2. had – has
  3. A – The
  4. unique – special
  5. may – can
  6. smooth – smoothly
  7. if – when
  8. capped – uncapped
  9. a – the

Q. 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.

Mulla Nasiruddin or two other travellers stopped to eat (1) ____________ ____________
there packed lunch. One of the travellers bragged, (2) ____________ ____________
“I only eat roasted, salted pistachios, cashews and dates.”
The other said, “Well, I only eat dried salmon.” Then all men (3) ____________ ____________
looked at Nasiruddin, waiting to hear what he will say. (4) ____________ ____________
Seconds late, Nasiruddin held up a piece of bread and (5) ____________ ____________
confidently announced, “Well, I only ate wheat, ground up (6) ____________ ____________
and carefully mix with water, yeast and salt, (7) ____________ ____________
and than baked at the proper temperature (8) ____________ ____________
with the proper time.” (9) ____________ ____________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. or – and
  2. there – their
  3. all – both
  4. will – would
  5. late – later
  6. ate – eat
  7. mix – mixed
  8. than – then
  9. with – for

Q. 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.

Anne is in need of a true friend with
who she can share her joys and (1) ____________ ____________
sorrows. She has loving parent and about (2) ____________ ____________
thirty people whom she can call friend. (3) ____________ ____________
When she is with his friends she (4) ____________ ____________
could talk about matters of everyday (5) ____________ ____________
but cannot share her feelings.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. who – whom
  2. parent – parents
  3. friend – friends
  4. his – her
  5. could – can

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